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Kirk Cousins reportedly deciding between Jets and Vikings

New York would offer much more, specifically in his first season, but Minnesota has much more to offer regarding overall talent.


Kahron Spearman


Bleacher Report's Matt Miller, free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins is deciding between signing with the Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets. Miller broke the news during his Stick to Football podcast.

Miller added that he understands the Jets will eventually win out, citing New York's greater cap flexibility. According to Spotrac.com, the Jets have roughly $94.8 million in cap space, while the Vikings sit at $50.9 million. 

In other words, he wants more money.

However, there are other reports saying the teams think the Vikings are in the lead.

If in the end the Jets put something like $50M in the first year of a new contract that will be difficult for anyone to walk away from. Money always talks.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on this weekend that the Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals, Jets, and Vikings were the four teams "expected to be vying" for Cousins during free agency.

He's expected to garner the most dollars for a quarterback in league history, at around six years and $31-34 million a season. The extra cap space could be used to get Cousins and perhaps another talent at receiver for him to throw to.

The Vikings, however, are already stacked all over. Cousins could make them a definitive Super Bowl contender. It would be mean he take a little less than he could get from the Jets in his first year.

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