Published: Wed, February 21, 2018
Money | By Armando Alvarado

This Team Will Pay 'Whatever It Takes' To Sign Kirk Cousins

This Team Will Pay 'Whatever It Takes' To Sign Kirk Cousins

The best news could be the Kirk Cousins is one of those available quarterbacks.

So assuming again that Cousins hits the open market next month, he will have some choices.

Rich Cimini of ESPN has confirmed that the Jets not only want Cousins like there is no tomorrow but are willing to pay whatever it takes to sign him. There has been some speculation that the Redskins might still apply the $34 million franchise tag to Cousins so they can receive compensation for him in a trade.

So while it's always smart to never comment on a player now under contract with another team, it's specifically prudent not to talk about Cousins for the next three weeks, because Washington surely is waiting, watching, and listening for any chance, legitimate or flimsy, to secure a "win" as it prepares to lose Cousins for good. Or, if they're sold on Keenum, the Vikes could sign him to a longer deal that would entail far less money than it would presumably take to land Cousins.

Cimini also reported that the Jets' recruiting pitch would include touting new offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates and his system. Complementing Cousins with one of those high-level talents and spending in free agency to build around him could make the Jets' offense interesting out of the gate in 2018.

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The Jets were surprisingly not bad last year and adding Cousins could make them come in second in the AFC East next year. The Jets, though, have more than $70 million in cap space. Luckily, New York has plenty of money to spend on other upgrades this offseason, even after a potential Cousins haul.

Given the rocky situation Cousins and Washington had, dating back to when they were coached by Mike Shanahan and Robert Griffin III was their quarterback, this is a chance for Cousins to have a clean slate.

But the Jets have their sights set on a bigger fish.

Prior to last season's trading deadline, the Browns actually had a deal in place to acquire McCarron from the Cincinnati Bengals, but they botched that in true Browns fashion by not submitting paperwork in time.

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