Hi guys, I use to roam this forum, stopped for awhile, but I'm back on it. Let me start off by saying this. I am ALL IN on Kirk Cousins, so in the time that he becomes a Free Agent, assuming he leaves Washington, until the time he signs with somebody, if I become unbearable, just let me know.
Now, in my eyes, it makes too much sense to me. I think for those arguing against it, I'd like to take a different approach.
Going forward, look at the AFC QB lineup. The best quarterbacks in this conference, easily, have been Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Philip Rivers, and then the rest is debatable, maybe Flacco, Dalton, Smith, etc... Who is the next wave of AFC QB's? Watson looked great in his 7 games with Houston, Carr has flashed some dominance, Dalton and Tannehill have their moments, and the Browns, Broncos and Jets have picks in the top 10 of this upcoming draft, so maybe they get the next great signal caller.
Anyways, although it may not feel like it, Brady is eventually stepping down, as will Ben. Currently, there aren't a ton of dominant QB's in this conference, and going forward, who knows?
New York Jets: ??? (6th in the 2018 draft)
Browns: ??? (1st & 4th overall in 2018 draft)
Broncos: ??? (5th overall in 2018 draft)
Question: What quarterbacks would you take over Cousins? Brady, Ben, Luck....Carr? I think when you add Cousins, in this conference, you instantly have a top 5-7 AFC QB, and in Buffalo's case, Cousins (or any pocket passer) would give them a balanced offense. Kirk will definitely be the highest paid player in the NFL. Brace yourselves for that, and plenty of people will argue he isn't worth that money. That argument becomes old to me, especially in today's NFL, with fresh minds writing contracts that carry many clauses, as well as options that both benefit the team and the player long term financially. Looking at the AFC right now, if Cousins comes here, he gives his team a chance for the playoffs every year, and, when New England goes down, a decent path to the AFC Championship.
In closing, I'm not here trying to tell you he is the best QB in the NFL, but to dismiss the idea of Cousins because he won't be as good as Tom Brady ever will be is being foolish in my eyes. The argument to package and trade your draft picks to move up, I don't see it unless you are POSITIVE that QB will turn out to be a franchise QB, and there is a reason why that percentage is so low, even when picking with the 1st three picks in a draft. Kirk Cousins certainly gives your team a really, really good option at the most important position on the football field, one that has eluded the Buffalo Bills for quite some time.
Looking at the Bills, there is plenty of cap space, potentially more if they decide to move on from Cordy Glenn, and obviously Tryod Taylor. We all know they've acquired plenty of draft picks, as it stands today, Buffalo has 4 draft picks in the top 56 picks of this draft, as well as a nice receiving Tight End in Charles Clay, running game with LeSean McCoy and reliable possession receiver in Kelvin Benjamin.