Jets worry Kirk Cousins is poised to join Vikings

Kirk Cousins not expected to get franchised tagged by Washington

Redskins don't plan on tagging Kirk Cousins

However, sources at the NFL Scouting Combine said the biggest obstacles the Jets face in signing Cousins is the type of players surrounding him.

"Kirk has been there for six years, and I'm sure there's been opportunity that deals could have been worked out", Washington general manager Doug Williams said. Any team that doesn't have a franchise quarterback must do all within its power to attempt to get one. We have great quarterbacks now. Mayfield and Allen will nearly certainly be top-of-the-board picks in the April draft, and Falk may also be among the top five or six at the position.

The New York Jets are ready to give quarterback Kirk Cousins something akin to a blank check, but they reportedly fear that even that may not be enough to convince him to sign on the dotted line. The desperate need for a Quarterback and the ample cap space necessary to offer a large contract makes this scenario seem like a strong possibility. John Elway recently made it clear he's not done swinging for the fences when it comes to draft picks, and he's known for being very aggressive about getting what he wants.

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The Vikings are in the mix for Cousins because all three of their quarterbacks - Sam Bradford, Case Keenum, and Teddy Bridgewater - are going to hit free agency. Shortly afterward, Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said Cravens would be welcomed back but must regain the trust of the team. "But we'll see how they play out". And then I think we'll have different options with - the way things go. As long as Washington doesn't place the franchise tag on him, he is free to go wherever he pleases once free agency begins.

"We have a plan - A, B and C", Bowles said.

Here's a quick breakdown of where each of the four rumored teams stands in terms of 2018 cap space (per Spotrac), quarterbacks now under contract for the 2018 season, and draft positioning. "They're right next to each other, so we feel good about it".

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