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Kirk Cousins wants your help deciding where to play next season

Cousins is a rare commodity - high-value quarterback teams won't be forced to give up current or future draft assets for, besides his salary.


Kahron Spearman


Washington publically opted out of applying the franchise tag to quarterback Kirk Cousins by the 4 p.m. ET deadline on Tuesday. This means Cousins will be a free agent on March 14. 

Numerous teams are courting the player, including the Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos, and the New York Jets.

Cousins addressed his unique position of power on Twitter, asking his followers for recommendations on where he should sign.

Next week is now officially the first time since 2007 that Ill be choosing where to play football. Im open to suggestions. #freeagency

Kirk Cousins
Free Agent Quarterback

Doug Williams, Washington's vice president of player personnel, had already informed reporters at the NFL combine Cousins would be "a free agent for sure." (via Bleacher Report.)

Throwing for at least 4,000 yards and 25 touchdowns per year over the past three seasons, the 29-year-old former Michigan State standout is a rarity: a productive quarterback that teams won't have to give up players or draft assets for services provided. 

However, He will be paid a ransom, at approximately $32-33 million a year for likely six seasons by whatever team he picks.

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