Heading into the start of free agency, we’re starting to understand better how the Kirk Cousins situation is going to play out. At this point, the Minnesota Vikings are seen as overwhelming favorites to land the Pro Bowler. Even the New York Jets have reportedly admitted as much behind the scenes.
Meanwhile, the Denver Broncos are preparing to go all in for the quarterback and the Arizona Cardinals are the fourth team set to make a play for him.
According to this one report, Cousins is looking for a three-year contract that would guarantee him $90 million in cold hard cash. That would be an NFL record $30 million per season, fully guaranteed.
Hearing Cousins is looking for 3 years $90M gtd. 💰💰 https://t.co/h2Ny3vC8Au
— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) March 3, 2018
The Jets themselves are said to be willing to hand Cousins a fully guaranteed contract. We’re not sure if any other team is willing to go that far.
By reportedly looking for just a three-year deal, Cousins wants to set himself up to hit free agency again before he hits the age of 33.