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Jets Ready to Break the Bank for Redskins QB Kirk Cousins?

The Jets want Kirk Cousins – something that based on what they are reportedly ready to pay the current Redskins quarterback might be worth the Skins listening to New York about.

The latest from the tweet below states that the Jets are willing to offer…wait for it….a guarantee of $60 MILLION in his first year in the Big Apple if a deal can get done.

Here’s the report from the New York Post:

The view around the league is that the Jets’ main issue regarding Cousins won’t be money, but whether he wants to play for them after saying winning was his priority.

While March 12 is the official opening of the window when teams and agents can talk, the unofficial negotiating period happens next week in Indianapolis at the NFL Scouting Combine. Technically, teams and agents are not allowed to speak about free agents other than their own, but the hotels, bars and restaurants in Indy are filled with winks, nods and more as teams begin to line up their free-agent targets. Players can’t officially sign their contracts until March 14.

McCartney represents both Cousins and Josh McCown, the Jets’ own pending free agent, so the Jets likely have a meeting scheduled with him to discuss McCown in Indianapolis, where the topic of Cousins could come up.

The Jets are viewed as the favorites to land Cousins by many around the NFL because of the financial flexibility they have. The Jets are currently projected to have $73.2 million in salary-cap space, according to They cleared an additional $4.6 million by declining to pick up their $500,000 option on backup tackle Ben Ijalana on Monday, making him a free agent. They can add to that with the expected cuts of Muhammad Wilkerson and Matt Forte, which would push the cap space to $92 million.

Now the question will be – can the Redskins and Jets get together on a deal? One would think so based on how much the Jets want the signal caller.

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