Jets Preparing For Kirk Cousins Pursuit

The Jets will search for their franchise quarterback this offseason, and New York is “willing to pay whatever it takes” to land free agent signal-caller Kirk Cousins, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com.Kirk Cousins Jets (vertical)

Gang Green is just the latest team to reportedly express interest in Cousins, as the Broncos are “all in” on the 29-year-old passer. Quarterbacks of Cousins’ ilk rarely hit the free agent market, and given the number of teams searching for signal-callers (the Browns, Cardinals, and Vikings could all make plays for Cousins), the ex-Redskin figures to reset the quarterback market by topping Jimmy Garoppolo‘s $27.5MM annual salary.

The Jets and general manager Mike Maccagnan have the financial wherewithal to make a serious push for Cousins, as the club is currently projected to have more than $70MM available in 2018 cap space. As such, New York should be able to offer Cousins a hefty 2018 payout that other teams may not be able to match. Per Cimini, the Jets will also attempt to sell Cousins on their “championship vision” and stress scheme familiarity, as new offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates enjoys a relationship with Cousins.

If the Jets aren’t able to land Cousins, they’ll have to explore other options including veteran Josh McCown, who is open to returning to New York for the 2018 campaign. If the Jets do re-sign McCown, they’ll likely need to select another quarterback early in the draft, per Cimini.

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15 comments on “Jets Preparing For Kirk Cousins Pursuit

  1. Begamin

    wild idea, but why dont the Jets draft a QB? how good is cousins really?

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    • Natergater77

      Cousins is better then Nick Foles who just won the Super Bowl. I’m sure the Jets see Cousins as a FA option that let’s them use their draft pick on other holes.

      Most likely if they sign Cousins they trade down to get multiple picks to continue building.

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    • Strauss

      How good are the boneheads they’ve already drafted? Their scouting department is clueless.

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      • acarneglia

        Jamal Adams looks like a future star. I think they had another rookie DB who had a strong season too.

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  2. bigjonliljon

    Jets mistakenly think they’re in a winning window now. They want experienced guy rather than grooming time for a rookie

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    • bradthebluefish
      bradthebluefish

      When do you think the winning window would be? This year, next year, the year after that?

      The point is that the Jets will be competitive and soon. Might as well get a franchise quarterback while you can. Very rare for this to happen.

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  3. Freddie Morales

    Imagine getting cousins, Oline help, and a CB in FA and drafting Barkley. that’s why you sign cousins and draft BPA

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    • Natergater77

      Barkley won’t be available. If Indy doesn’t take him at 3 then Cleveland will at 4.

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  4. sufferfortribe
    sufferfortribe

    “Championship Vision”?

    Uh, don’t all teams have that vision?

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  5. Z-A

    if he wants to win and get paid he ends up in Denver or Minnesota.

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  6. Perksy

    I would sign with the jets over Denver. Denver is on the fast decline and getting old, and players will be gone after next year. Jets are ascending.

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