Free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins has drawn interest from several teams this fseason including the Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings. However, according to Bleacher Report‘s Matt Miller, Cousins has already narrowed his decision down to just two teams, the Vikings and the Jets.
During Miller’s “Stick To Football” podcast, he says the Jets, who have roughly $94.8 million in cap space compared to the Vikings’ $50.9 million, are the favorites to land the 29-year old 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.
Of course, money isn’t the only variable that will factor into Cousins’ decision.
The Vikings finished with a 13-3 record last season and made it to the NFC Championship game before losing to the eventual Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. Minnesota has a number fensive weapons to entice Cousins to sign a deal, including Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen and rookie running back Dalvin Cook. The Jets, on the other hand, went 5-11 last season and will therefore pick sixth in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Cousins threw for 4,093 yards and 27 touchdowns last season with the Redskins. Teams can’t ficially begin to negotiate with him or other free agents until March 12th. He will be eligible to sign with the Jets, Vikings, or another team his choosing any time after March 14th.