Adam Schefter lists Bills, Browns, Broncos, Jets as possible suitors for Kirk Cousins
Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is likely going to part ways with the Redskins following the news of Washington getting the services of Alex Smith via a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs. In other words, Cousins is bound to be the among the hottest commodities in the upcoming free agency period.
If so, there will be no shortage of teams lining up outside of Cousins’ doorsteps, all vying to be the quarterback’s next destination. Adam Schefter of ESPN reveals some of the teams that will probably covet Cousins the most in free agency.
Kirk Cousins, the only QB ever to receive the franchise tag twice, now will leave Washington. Teams expected to be in QB market include Buffalo, Cleveland, Denver, NY Jets, amongst others.
It makes sense for all these teams to focus on trying to acquire Cousins. The Buffalo Bills do not seem intent on continuing their partnership with Tyrod Taylor. The Bills currently don’t have a good fallback option in case they break up with Taylor, with backup quarterback Nathan Peterman coming off a disastrous rookie season.
The Cleveland Browns, meanwhile, have failed numerous times in finding a franchise quarterback. Like Peterman, DeShone Kizer is fresh off a bad rookie season, and the Browns certainly would have a big upgrade at the QB position should they succeed in wooing Cousins.
Both the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets also have big question marks hovering above their heads with regards to who will be their next starter under center.
Cousins, who has been franchise tagged twice by the Redskins, will be a free agent this March.