It's safe to say that the whole Washington Redskins-Kirk Cousins situation is going to be an interesting one to follow.
Cousins has expressed his desire to win, while the Redskins front office is constantly shooting themselves in the foot (i.e. Bruce Allen calling Kirk Cousins, "Kurt Cousins" and, you know, not offering him a decent long-term contract). It's safe to say, Cousins will headline the 2018 NFL Free Agency Class and will provide the most intrigue at the end of the 2017 season.
In this list, we look at five possible landing spots that make sense for Kirk Cousins.
5. Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals have fell from grace since losing in the NFC Championship Game in the 2015 season.
One glaring need the Cardinals must address in the near future is the quarterback position. Carson Palmer's career is likely over in the next couple of years, and it could be at the end of the 2017 season.
The Cardinals support Cousins desire to "win now," with a formidable defense, as well as a dynamic running back in David Johnson.
Not to mention the Cardinals' cap space would be reasonable to fit Cousins if Palmer does retire at the end of this upcoming season.
4. Los Angeles Rams
The Los Angeles Rams make a lot of sense for Cousins. Their head coach is Sean MCVay, who was Cousins' offensive coordinator in Washington form 2014-2016.
The one main factor that would entice the Rams to bring in Cousins is if 2016 first-round draft pick Jared Goff does not live up to expectations this upcoming season.
With a likely $60 million in cap space entering the 2018 season, don't be surprised if the Rams throw the bank at Cousins. However, there are a lot of factors for this to happen.
3. Denver Broncos
It is no surprise the Denver Broncos' depth at the quarterback position is relatively weak.
The Broncos have the offense to compete in the AFC West, however, they do not have the quarterback to take advantage of their gifted playmakers.
Paxton Lynch was drafted in 2016 as the quarterback of the future. However, he couldn't grab the starting job last year and if he fails again this year, his time in Denver could end soon.
Although the Broncos do not have a large amount of cap space at the end of the season, the Broncos could sell their offense to Cousins. Imagine Cousins throwing to Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. That could elevate the Broncos back to the top of the AFC West, if they do manage to bring in Cousins.
2. Washington Redskins
Despite the mess the Redskins front office made of the whole long-term contract discussions, a reunion is not impossible.
Cousins has gone on the record saying he would love to play for the Redskins long term. The Redskins would be making a huge mistake by letting Cousins walk away in free agency.
You have to believe that the Redskins will agree to Cousins' terms on a long term contract, and thus locking in their face of the franchise for the foreseeable future.
1. San Francisco 49ers
This appears to be a match made in heaven for Kirk Cousins.
The San Francisco 49ers hired Cousins' former quarterback coach, Kyle Shanahan, as the team's new head coach. Cousins is familiar with the Shanahan style of offense, which will help the offense click right away.
This is the likeliest landing spot for Cousins due to Shanahan's presence on the team, as well as the 49ers having over $70 million in cap space entering the 2018 season. Do not be surprised if the 49ers throw a signed, blank check Cousins' way.