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https://www.newsday.com/amp/sports/football/jets/jets-kirk-cousins-1.16127010

Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan said his front office will be active in free agency come March. And when that time comes, multiple sources told Newsday the Jets will look at upcoming free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins. 

A source said the Jets haven’t made final determinations on which free agents they will seek out as Maccagnan and the personnel staff continue to meet. 

The Jets have a projected $80 million in salary-cap space for 2018 that will balloon to at least $100 million with expected cuts of several veterans such as Muhammad Wilkerson and Matt Forte.

Cousins, 29, has been franchised the last two seasons by the Redskins after failing to reach a deal on a long-term contract. Washington franchised Cousins for the 2017 season with a price tag of $23.9 million. If a player is franchised a third consecutive year, that salary increases by 144 percent based on the collective bargaining agreement.

Cousins, who has started only one playoff game, is probably the best available quarterback on the market. He completed 64.3 percent of his passes for 4,093 yards with 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 2017. 

If the Redskins place the transition player designation tag on Cousins, another team could still offer him a long-term deal. The Redskins then would have the chance to match it or let him go. 

The Jets have the No. 6 overall pick in the draft. A source said if they can’t find a long-term answer at quarterback in free agency that suits them financially, selecting one in April is the best option.

Of course, the Jets have their own free-agency issues at quarterback because 2017 starter Josh McCown will hit the open market. Last month, McCown told Newsday he will discuss his options with his family before making a decision on whether to retire or play in 2018.

The Jets are not just thinking of using their available cap space on quarterbacks, because a source said they are interested in Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence. With the Jets expected to release Wilkerson, there is a need to find another edge pass rusher for Todd Bowles’ 3-4 defense. 

Lawrence, while playing end in a 4-3 scheme, tied for second in the NFL with 14.5 sacks. Lawrence could move to outside linebacker in Bowles’ defense. At 6-3, 251 pounds, his size is more in line with the Jets’ starting outside linebackers Josh Martin (6-3, 245) and Jordan Jenkins (6-3, 259). Bowles likes bigger defensive ends who also can play inside, such as Leonard Williams (6-5, 302) and Wilkerson (6-4, 315).

The Cowboys could franchise Lawrence if they can’t work out a long-term deal.

One of the Jets’ own free agents, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, has exchanged contract talks with the team, a source said. The Jets offered Seferian-Jenkins a two-year, $4-million contract and it was rejected. The team will continue contract talks with his representatives. Seferian-Jenkins set career highs in catches (50) and yards (357) while catching three touchdowns in 2017.

 

 

The bolded is the only real news...but I thought it was worth mentionin .

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I briefly mentioned that we were interested about 4 weeks ago. Since my last little update (2 weeks ago) I've gotten some more tidbits for you guys. I've heard the price range we're looking to gi

Sign me up. He immediately becomes one of the franchise's best qbs. Jets CAN afford him. He solves the QB issue for 5 years. What more can you ask for. Sent from my [device_name] using http://JetNati

I’d pay cousins $40 million in year one and then $21 mill for the next 4 years.  Dead. Serious.   we’ve paid Revis and Mo that much to NOT play for the NY Jets.   We fd up the tank and

Nothing new. Manish does that sources thing better. He would’ve thrown in that Mac will go all in on Cousins but many in the building believe Bowles doesn’t want to, rather stick with McCown. Much more interesting. 

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5 minutes ago, MDL_JET said:

Nothing new. Manish does that sources thing better. He would’ve thrown in that Mac will go all in on Cousins but many in the building believe Bowles doesn’t want to, rather stick with McCown. Much more interesting. 

Is that a credible rumor ? Wouldn’t surprise me. Bowles wants all the FA $ for the D ha. Plus he can control a non star like McCown. He wants totally control over a qb. Wants a run first team. If you get a guy like Cousins for 30 mil a yr, your D takes a backseat and you have to build around your big investment. To pass and score, not just run and control the clock for your D.

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So everybody understands how this works, Jets spend all their time invested in signing Cousins while they should be pursuing the top 3-4 FA OL. By the time Jets miss out on Cousins all the top OL are gone to teams who pursued them as priorities.

J-E...

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4 minutes ago, Gastineau Lives said:

I'll take not having to worry about QB for five years and the sixth pick overall while still having 70 mil to spend in free agency for thirty mil. I do that in a heartbeat.

From what I’m understanding it’s one or the other not both. If they go Cousins they won’t draft a QB at 6...they will most likely go LT ..which isn’t terrible by any means.

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10 hours ago, Gastineau Lives said:

I'll take not having to worry about QB for five years and the sixth pick overall while still having 70 mil to spend in free agency for thirty mil. I do that in a heartbeat.

I'd rather the QB at 6 but that doesn't really sound to bad tbh. I get it at least.

 

unless you mean and a QB at 6 which ain't happening and shouldn't if they sign Cousins.

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12 minutes ago, Mogglez said:

I briefly mentioned that we were interested about 4 weeks ago. Since then I've gotten some more tidbits for you guys.

I've heard the price range we're looking to give out is $22-$26 million per for 4-5 years.  1st 3 years will likely be slightly front loaded, but nothing bad enough to scare Kirk away and make him think that were not serious about a giving him real long term deal.  Another thing...and possibly the largest...Kirk and Julie LOVE NYC/NJ; especially now that they're building a family.  His reps know we can competitively pay (excluding endorsement $$$ too) and offer a ton that both DC and Denver can't.  Despite playing for the Redskins, Julie and Kirk f*cking HATE DC.  They spend next to zero time there in the off-season and, when do-able, try to stay away in the regular season too.  It will be a big part of our pitch to him if the talks get to that stage. 

The whole thing is incredibly complicated still, given that DC has no idea what they're going to do with him.

This is really good stuff here. thanks bro! 

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Send the Skins a 3rd round pick and lets get it done tomorrow - Jimmy G only cost a 2nd and the skins will get nothing in March - would be worth it even if it takes the hawks 2nd rounder

Cousins and Kearse for Richardson, is this really a discussion? I say done deal, make it happen tanny

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