NFL Free Agency: Kirk Cousins open to suggestions for his next team
In just over a week, Pro Bowl quarterback Kirk Cousins will hit NFL free agency for the first time in his professional career. It will also mark a new chapter for him in the NFL, choosing to play for another team after spending his six seasons with the Washington Redskins as he hits the open market.
Cousins will have a handful of teams in the hunt looking to resolve their respective quarterback situations in the Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, and Arizona Cardinals. With that in mind, the 29-year-old took to social media on Tuesday afternoon to voice his excitement about what lies ahead.
— Kirk Cousins (@KirkCousins8) March 6, 2018
In the last three seasons as a full-time starting quarterback, Cousins has developed into one of the better signal-callers in the league. He is coming off his third straight year with at least 4,000 passing yards and 25 touchdown passes.
Cousins also has the fewest amount of interceptions (43) through his first 50 career games, which is also the lowest for a player that has thrown for 13,000 passing yard during that span. He is also the only player in league history to have at least 4,000 passing yards and four or more rushing touchdowns in three consecutive seasons.
Cousins has already been linked heavily to the Vikings due to the potential given that they possess a talented roster on both sides of the ball with the only true question being under center. Keep in mind that each of their options at the position is set to hit the open market.
Minnesota also has roughly $48 million in salary cap space at their disposal this offseason. Meanwhile, the Broncos are in a similar position with a stout defense and promising offensive unit, but they are step below with the salary cap space at their disposal.
The Cardinals have much to offer in that same regard, while the Jets and Browns possess the top two amounts in available salary cap space this offseason. All of this could make for an interesting free agency process for Cousins, and he appears to be looking forward to it.