The Jets are on record saying they will do whatever it takes to land Cousins, but this is steep. Based on those talks, Cousins will determine whether to pay a visit to potential employers to tour facilities, meet with the front-office representatives, head coaches, offensive coordinators and other team personnel. Earlier this month, the team opted not to use the franchise tag on Cousins, which was expected after they agreed to acquire Alex Smith from the Kansas City Chiefs.
When it was initially published, "Jets" and "Vikings" were among the keywords tagged at the bottom. The Jets are one of the top suitors for Cousins, ready to break the bank for the 29-year-old, but they have competition from the Vikings, Broncos and Cardinals.
If you sign Keenum to a multi-year contract at, say, $16 million per season, you can not justify that type of price tag sitting on your bench and a rookie being drafted at number five overall.
Thanks to his grievance win last month, McCarron will be an unrestricted free agent, meaning he can sign with any team without fear that the Cincinnati Bengals could match the offer and retain him. "I'm all in 100 percent", Miller said of signing Cousins, in an interview with NFL.com.
Teams were permitted to contact Cousins' agent Mike McCartney on Monday.
The Michigan State grad was left to dive into the free agent waters, and he probably won't need to swim for long: The ESPN pundit class has linked him to nine teams.
Over the last several weeks, there has been plenty of talk surrounding Pro Bowl quarterback Kirk Cousins as he ventures into free agency for the first time in his career. That being said, we can get better in a lot of areas, like protecting the quarterback, continuing to run the football better and to play dominant defense.
Of course, money isn't the only variable that will factor into Cousins' decision.