Examining Kirk Cousins’ Suitors
Things like this don’t happen and no I’m not talking about the Browns winning a game. I’m talking about good quarterbacks hitting the free agent market. But with Alex Smith being traded to Washington and immediately signing an extension, it looks like Kirk Cousins’ time with the Redskins is over.
The 49ers and Jimmy Garoppolo have set the market for Cousins. Garoppolo signed a 5-year, $137.5 million contract, making him the highest-paid quarterback in the league. If a QB with seven starts to his name can garner that type of contract, what would one look like for Cousins, who has started 57 and has a Pro Bowl to his name?
By my count, there are seven teams who should consider themselves serious suitors for Cousins. All the other 25 teams either fall under the category of not having the cap space or not having the need to bring in a QB.
So let’s get into the list of seven teams and identify why and why not Kirk Cousins would sign with that said team.
Notes: The teams are listed in no particular order and cap space numbers are as of 2/19