Potential free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins has confirmed, via source, that he will take his time and visit potential teams once the free agency period begins. Does this bode well for the New York Jets?
If you remember the frenzy that occurred a few years ago when quarterback Peyton Manning hit the free agency market, expect to see much of the same once again. Kirk Cousins will be the hottest topic this offseason and especially once free agency begins as teams will be rushing to sign him to some huge mega-contract to acquire his services.
As per Pro Football Talk via Twitter, Cousins will not agree to any terms during the two-day negotiating period. He plans to visit teams once free agency begins to hear every potential offer and be patient in the process.
This is the first time he’d be testing free agency and ideally doesn’t want to rush into anything until he has all the facts. Cousins is an intelligent player and will undoubtedly want to know all the facts about the team he plans to spend a very long time with in order to see if they have a plan towards consistent success.
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Considering that Cousins has never won a playoff game in his career, means he’d want to be in a situation that puts him in the best position to win it all. Will he be willing to wait another year or two as the Jets continue rebuilding the right way? Would he rather sign with a team that has more upside like the Denver Broncos or Minnesota Vikings that are just a quarterback away from major success?
No matter what decision Cousins ends up making as to which team he’d like to start for next season, the Jets are still in the hunt. They have a lot of money to spend this offseason and are a team on the rise. It’s just a matter of whether or not Cousins is willing to rough it out since realistically, the Jets are probably another year or two away from everything coming together to field a playoff-contending team.
Overall, Cousins will do what makes sense for him but it’s great to know he’ll be visiting many teams before making his final decision. This bodes well for the Jets since they would be an interesting team for him since they’re in the city that never sleeps. The big question is, can they convince him they’re the team to be on for 2018 and beyond?