New York Jets Considering An Offer To Kirk Cousins That Would Give Him $60M Guaranteed
The New York Jets currently have a quarterback carousel that includes Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg, Josh McCown, and Joel Stave. Certainly not the ideal collection of QB’s you want on your roster if you’d like to be taken seriously as a franchise.
After the Washington Redskins traded for Alex Smith and signed him to a long-term contract, the New York Jets front office saw an opportunity to improve at the most important position on the field. And according to reports, they are willing to throw a massive amount of guaranteed money at Cousins to get him to New York.
Via The New York Post:
“The Jets could get creative with their contract offer to Cousins with all of that cap space. The expectation is he is going to exceed the $27.5 million per year that the 49ers just gave Jimmy Garoppolo.
One league source speculated the Jets could front-load the contract and offer Cousins $60 million guaranteed in the first year of the contract. That would still leave them with about $30 million in cap space this year and then allow them to build around Cousins with lower cap figures in the remaining years of the contract.”
Pro Football Talk also revealed that they spoke to people who believe the Jets might be willing to guarantee the entire contract. That is truly unheard of.
The Jets are currently projected to have $73.2 million in salary-cap space, according to overthecap.com.