The New York Jets are among several teams looking to sign Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins this f-season, and the Jets are reportedly “willing to pay whatever it takes” to land the veteran QB.
According to Brian Costello the New York Post, the Jets could fer Cousins a five-year $150 million deal with most that guaranteed, and as much as $60 million guaranteed in the first year.
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Mike Florio Pro Football Talk says the Jets are even willing to fully guarantee Cousins' full contract, which is expected to fall in the $150M range.
"One team already is being pegged in league circles as having the willingness to do it: The Jets. If the Jets will do it, other suitors for Cousins may have no choice but to follow suit."
According to overthecap.com, the Jets have $73.2 million in available cap space, which is the fourth most any team in the NFL this fseason. Costello notes that the Jets could push the cap space to $92 million, with the expected cuts defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson and veteran running back Matt Forte.
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In addition to the Jets, teams like the Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns and Minnesota Vikings are all interested in the 29-year old QB. The fun will ficially begin on March 12th, when those teams will be allowed to speak with Cousins and other free agents.