With less than two weeks before NFL teams are allowed to contact unrestricted free agents, there is no bigger name out on the market right now than veteran quarterback Kirk Cousins.
We've been speculating all season long as to which team he would choose, and so far the only certain information anyone has regarding his next move is that he won't be a Washington Redskin. As for where he will land, well, that's anyone's guess.
But with March 12 on the horizon, ESPN insider Adam Schefter has narrowed it down to the top-four candidates.
The final four teams expected to be vying for free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins are the Broncos, Cardinals, Jets and Vikings, per league sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 3, 2018
No surprises here, if you have been following closely.
Minnesota has been picking up major steam as the front-runners of the four teams after the Vikings are expected to let Teddy Bridgewater and Case Keenum test the free-agent waters. Head coach Mike Zimmer will have a huge vacancy to fill under center for a team that is built to win a Super Bowl next season.
As for the Jets, they have plenty of cap space to work with and reports have already circulated that they are willing to give Cousins as much money as he desires.
Could Denver and Arizona sweep in and offer enough in terms of money and the best chance for the 29-year-old Pro Bowler to succeed immediately? Both aspects will certainly factor into the decision.