With the Super Bowl this weekend, this other big news from the NFL was the Alex Smith trade to Washington. As many of you should know, Washington already got a quarterback in Kirk Cousins. With the arrival of Alex Smith, that means that Kirk Cousins will test the free agent market. When Washington drafted him and RG3 in the same draft, I’ve stated many times that Cousins was the better NFL QB. Throughout his tenure in Washington, Cousins has been a damn good QB in my opinion. Washington has failed miserably in getting the proper talent around him and never really appreciated him. With, Cousins should have his fair share of suitors. There are a few teams that Cousins would be a perfect fit and he could strive with the possibilities of having post-season success.
All three of their QBs will become free agents and it’s not a given that any of them will be back. Teddy Bridgewater, Sam Bradford and Case Keenum could be wearing new uniforms next season and that leaves an opening. With the injury history of Bridgewater and Bradford, the Vikings could let them go and they could let Keenum go since Pat Shurmur took the Giants job. With two premier WRs and the return of Dalvin Cook next season, Cousins could strive in the Vikings offense.
With a new coach in town and the retirement of Carson Palmer, Arizona could use a new signal caller. The offense will get a boost with the return of RB David Johnson, who was injured most of last year. With Matt Barkley, Drew Stanton and Blaine Gabbert as their only active QBs, they’ll need a QB. Kirk Cousins can take the pressure off the defense, which is still pretty good would welcome him.
The Buffalo Bills made the playoffs for the first time in forever last season. When they Tyrod Taylor for a game during the season, that may have signaled the end of his tenure in Buffalo. Tyrod Taylor has been great in Buffalo, but they could use an upgrade at the QB position to take the next step. With All-Pro RB LeSean McCoy still in his prime and a plethora of talent to catch passes from Cousins.
New York Jets
For many people, this is a great spot for Kirk Cousins to land. To be honest, this would be a great spot for Cousins to play. They will need to invest in a younger RB, but they have some really good and underrated talent to catch the ball. With Christian Hackenburg and Bryce Petty as the young signal callers on the roster and Josh McCown who’s old are not the answers.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are in a tough position because of Blake Bortles. He’s coming off a very successful playoff run, and the Jaguars picked up his 19-million-dollar option. If they were to bring in Cousins, they would have to get rid of Bortles. With that dominant defense, great options at receiver and Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville is on the brink of being elite for many years. Could they achieve that goal with Bortles or would Cousins be the better option?
After coming off an abysmal year, the Broncos need to figure things out right now. The defense can still be one of the better ones in the league, but they’re on the field too much. Trevor Siemien and Paxton Lynch are not the answers for this team If Denver don’t want another repeat of this season.
I know, this is probably the biggest reach you can think of right now. There are a few questions the Browns need to answer first. Is DeShone Kizer the QB of the future? Do they see one of the QBs in the NFL Draft being the answer? As you can see with the Browns, if you don’t have a legit QB, then you don’t really have a chance to win. If they were to pursue Kirk Cousins, this would immediately upgrade their team and with cap space they could pursue other free agents. They have a pair of young, talented RBs and pairing Cousins with Josh Gordon, if he can stay on the field would be awesome.
Where do you see Kirk Cousins landing? Could it be one of the teams mentioned be his next destination? Do you think he could go to a team that’s not mentioned on here? Head to the comments section below and leave some feedback.