The Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings will be vying for the 29-year-old and with a massive payday coming his way. Rather than negotiate a final time with Cousins, however, Washington traded for Alex Smith on January 30, agreeing to a four-year extension with the veteran.
Regarding Mayfield, Elway said, "What I've seen is obviously there are some things that he'd admit that he'd want to take back".
Cravens was rumored to be the subject of trade talks between the Redskins and Denver Broncos on Wednesday, according to a report by the NFL Network. Despite what you may think about the Redskins front office, the Kirk Cousins situation or the obvious flaws in the agreement, it's hard to argue that the trade itself is 100 percent awful.
How would the Broncos address their top needs if this year's draft was the only way they could do it? If that were the case, the Broncos are better off moving to number one. However, they fear that there is little they can do to dissuade Cousins from joining the Minnesota Vikings when the time does come.
There are so many factors at play for the Jets as they prepare for free agency and the quarterback position is vital for their improvement. Restructuring the contracts of players like Chandler Jones or Patrick Peterson would help as well, but given the future commitments the Cardinals already have on their books, that could be a unsafe game.More news: Shubhankar Sharma soars into lead in Mexico
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Only the Browns have more cap space than the Jets this offseason. The New York Jets will pay 'whatever it takes' to land Cousins. Last season, Cousins put up big numbers once again for the Redskins, despite having really no legitimate weapon in the passing game.
It's hard to tell what the franchise sees in Alex Smith that they didn't see enough of in Cousins to warrant that blockbuster of a deal to go with Smith instead.
The Cardinals don't have a quarterback under contract for 2018 and don't have much cap room (approximately $23 million).