Redskins don't plan on tagging Kirk Cousins

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Saturday morning that the Broncos, Cardinals, Jets and Vikings are in pursuit of the free-agent quarterback.

The Jets have more than $90 million in salary-cap room and also have the No. 6 pick in the National Football League draft, but quarterback isn't the only position of need.

While there are no further specifics on the details of a potential trade, Forbes does point out that the deal will hinge on where quarterback Kirk Cousins lands in free agency, which makes a lot of sense.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins appears on his way out, as Washington gets ready for the Alex Smith era. Needless to say, they all make for viable landing spots in free agency.

One of the moves they are reportedly considering is cutting ties with cornerback Aqib Talib, which would enable them to create an extra $11 million in cap space.

The Kirk Cousins Sweepstakes has yet to officially kick out, but that isn't stopping players from trying to recruit the quarterback to their team this offseason. The team did spend a first round pick on Paxton Lynch in 2016, but he has done nothing to hold on to the job at this point. Cousins has averaged 67% completion, 4,392 yards, 27 TDs, and 12 INTs the past three years. Cousin's market value according to Sportac is around $25.6 million per year. The 2017-2018 campaign saw Washington miss out on the playoffs for the second consecutive year, and go a subpar 7-9, including a dismal 1-5 in division games. He has received the tag in both of the previous two seasons.

Country music singer-songwriter Blake Shelton would also recruit Cousins, using his time on the Super Bowl's pregame show for a promo for his upcoming season of "The Voice" to let him know he'd be welcome in the Valley. If running back Dion Lewis leaves New England this offseason, don't be surprised to see them target Anderson.



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