Kirk Cousins headed to Vikings in Jets crusher
It’s time for the Jets to move on to Plan B.
The full-court press they planned for Kirk Cousins ended before it started with the free-agent quarterback taking his first and last meeting with the Vikings on Tuesday. ESPN.com reported that Cousins will sign a three-year deal with Minnesota that is fully guaranteed.
The Jets have about $90 million in cap space and could have thrown him the most money. But Cousins may have preferred playing for a ready-made Super Bowl contender in the Vikings, who advanced to the NFC Championship game with Case Keenum last season. Keenum was the first quarterback domino to fall with him agreeing to sign with the Broncos early Tuesday.
There are a number of fallbacks for the Jets, including Teddy Bridgewater and bringing back Josh McCown. The team also could use the No. 6 pick in the draft to find its franchise quarterback.