wcblack34 Posted March 9, 2022 Share Posted March 9, 2022 19 minutes ago, vikingsrule said: Who’s still looking for a starting veteran QB? Steelers, Saints, Bucs? I’m sure I’m missing more. Jimmy G should be part of the mix, would guess Winston is back in NO. Are the Bucs really going with Gabbert. Wouldn’t think Cousins really fits the Arians offense though. Does Teddy B get another chance to start somewhere? I know Tampa liked him over Winston supposedly. Seems like he’s the next Ryan Fitzpatrick. Basically good enough to get one year as a starter and moves on to the next team who’s QB situation is bleak. Posted in another thread, but relevant here: In my opinion, here are the teams where Kirk Cousins would make sense: Carolina ($31.3MM cap)(picks: 1:6, 4:107, 5:144, 5:149, 6:198, 7:245): As discussed earlier, we'd have to take on Darnold and they have no 2nd or 3rd round picks. If 1:6 isn't on the table, there's not much of a package they can put together. Cleveland ($18.5MM cap)(picks: 1:13, 2:44. 3:78, 3:98, 4:106, 4:117, 5:155, 6:192, 7:221): Similar to Carolina, we'd have to take on Baker, but Cleveland would also have to shed some salary or we'd have to eat a significant chunk of Kirk's salary. So eating Kirk's salary and paying Baker doesn't make sense for us. In addition, I don't think Cleveland would want to give up early picks, as they wouldn't really get any cap relief and they could argue they're giving us a starting QB. Detroit ($20.1MM cap)(picks: 1:2, 1:32, 2:34, 3:66, 3:97, 5:177, 6:180, 6:218, 7:240): Detroit could make sense on multiple levels, but we aren't trading Kirk in the division. Houston ($16.8MM cap)(picks: 1:3, 2:37, 3:68, 3:80, 4:136, 6:182, 6:206, 7:243): In theory, we could probably swap Kirk for Watson, but that's a PR nightmare, and no one knows when Watson would play again anyway. Davis Mills showed enough to where Houston may want to give him a full season to see what he can do. If Houston trades Watson to someone else, they'd have the cap to take on Kirk. But do they want to? They're much more than a QB away from competing. Indianapolis ($37MM cap)(picks 2:42, 3:73, 3:82, 4:121, 5:159, 5:178, 6:217, 7:237, 7:238): They could take Kirk's salary. But they don't have a 1st round pick this year. Perhaps they'd give up 2:42 and next year's #1. They're not too far off from competing, and Kirk could help a lot. But they could give up less and get Jimmy G and probably still improve over Wentz. New Orleans (-$42MM cap)(picks 1:18, 2:49, 3:100, 4:119, 4:137, 5:161, 6:214, 7:235): This would be an ideal fit if New Orleans wasn't in absolute cap hell. I just can't see them adding a premium QB salary. They simply can't clear enough cap space, and we can't help them in that regard. New York Giants (-$5.8MM cap)(picks 1:5, 1:7, 2:36, 3:67, 3:81, 4:111, 5:147, 5:173, 6:181): Cousins is a definite upgrade over Daniel Jones, but the Giants have to clear cap too. In a dream scenario, I'd love to see the Giants give us 1:5 and 1:7 for Kirk, 1:12 and our 2nd round pick (maybe even Daniel Jones), but that's wishful thinking even if they had the cap space. Plus, they seem to be committed to trying to see if they can get Daniel Jones to play better. Pittsburgh ($29.6MM cap)(picks 1:20, 2:52, 3:84, 4:138, 7:223, 7:239): They could clear some cap space. They have a team that can compete with competent QB play. They have early picks. Seattle ($51.4MM cap)(picks 1:9, 2:40, 2:41, 3:72, 4:115, 5:145, 5:153, 7:227): They now have a lot of cap space and draft capital. However, Kirk with Seattle is a lot like Kirk with Minnesota: he'll have problems because of a bad, bad offensive line. Plus they'd end up paying Kirk more than they were playing Russ. Tampa Bay ($21.3MM cap)(picks 1:27, 2:60, 3:91, 4:132, 5:170, 7:246, 7:261): Need to clear some cap space, but there's talent on the team. The NFC South is going to be horrid, so Kirk would keep them at the top of the division. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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