The Arizona Cardinals would look good with Kirk Cousins behind center in 2018
In Adam we trust. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Saturday morning the final four teams in the running for free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins. The Arizona Cardinals were named one of the four.
However two of the teams named, The New York Jets and Denver Broncos, are considered the front runners. The fourth team is the Minnesota Vikings.
The Vikings have three free agent quarterbacks themselves in Sam Bradford, Teddy Bridgewater, and Case Keenum. It appears Bradford and Bridgewater for sure are gone. It would be interesting to see if Cousins would end up in Minnesota.
To end up in Arizona though it would likely take a minor miracle. The interest is there and always will be. There is of course money involved here. Isn’t there always?
For Cardinals fans, this is a good comparison to the Arizona Diamondbacks situation with J.D. Martinez. There is strong interest but not enough money.
The Cardinals have a number of needs to take care of this offseason. Even if finding a quarterback was the team’s only issue, they likely still couldn’t afford what Cousins will be asking.
Some have put his tag price somewhere in the $70-$90 million range. The Jets and Broncos can both afford the high end of that range.
It would take some creativeness to make Cousins work in Arizona. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a push by people to get him here.
Although not planned, Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald ran into Cousins at the airport this week. They crossed paths and took a photo together. Cousins said Fitz was trying to recruit him for Arizona.
Think about this though. In all the world the two players run into each other at the airport in Atlanta. That airport in itself is not a small building. What are the odds they run into each other?
There could be a great force at work here. Maybe it was meant to be for Fitz to run into Cousins? Either way it is nice to see those two together, even if it just ends up being a photo op.