Kirk Cousins to Atlanta, Saquon Barkley to Philadelphia among NFL's blockbuster signings

Kirk Cousins and Saquon Barkley, two of pro football’s best known players at their positions, flew the coop on Monday for the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles, respectively, jolting the normally staid NFL offseason.

Cousins, the fifth-leading passer of all active quarterbacks, has left the Minnesota Vikings and agreed to a four-year deal with the Falcons, his agent Mike McCartney said.

Cousins, 35, had spent six seasons in Minnesota, following six campaigns with the franchise now known as the Washington Commanders.

The NFL’s 2024 schedule has not been announced, but each team knows who they’ll be playing this fall. The Falcons, by coincidence, are set to visit the Vikings this season.