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.
RELATED: Baker Mayfield Dismisses Johnny Manziel Comparisons: “We’re Not The Same Mentally”
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.
RELATED: NBA Could Change East vs West Playf Format
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.