'Farewell, Washington:' Kirk Cousins says goodbye to Redskins fans in blog post

Ross Houston
March 13, 2018

If the Broncos want to go from 5-11 thanks to a awful eight-game losing streak in 2017 to 10-6 and a playoff spot in 2018, they must sign one of two quarterbacks from the free agent market. Free agency begins on Wednesday, March 14 at 4 p.m. ET. Having a quarterback that can help us become a more efficient offense and help us score more points and not turn the ball over, that can only help us get better. Keeping Case Keenum, Teddy Brigewater or could there be another option?

Case Keenum might be the most underrated player on the market because of his underwhelming past prior to the 2017 season, and even he would be a huge upgrade right now for the Broncos.

In addition to the three quarterbacks, Minnesota's unrestricted free agents are running back Jerick McKinnon, guard Joe Berger, cornerbacks Terence Newman, Marcus Sherels and Tramaine Brock, kicker Kai Forbath, defensive tackles Tom Johnson and Shamar Stephen, wide receiver Michael Floyd and linebacker Emmanuel Lamur.

The 29-year-old's time in Washington is running short, however, after the Redskins agreed to a deal with fellow quarterback Alex Smith on January 30. He has thrown for 920 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. "If it works out price-wise and everything else, you get some good ones". Would make him the highest paid QB.

A source said the Vikings want to re-sign Forbath, who made $775,000 last season, but an offer has yet to be made.

The consensus among the national media is Cousins will replace Keenum in Minnesota and the Broncos are the favorite to land Keenum.

Jones also noted the team could re-sign Josh McCown, who started 13 games for the Jets last season. The Broncos did the same with cornerback Aqib Talib and ultimately wound up getting a fifth-round pick in exchange.

The teams that are really on the rise in the National Football League today are committing some of the least amount of their cap space to the quarterback position, which means that they are successfully drafting franchise players. "The most any quarterback has ever seen, there's no doubt about that".

But none of the last 12, first-round quarterbacks of the previous five drafts reached the playoffs in year one. Both players will earn about $87 million over the first three years of their respective deals, so Cousins is likely aiming for a three-year contract in the $90 million range.

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