If Cousins hits unrestricted free agency
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, though, anything goes. The Dolphins are in awful cap shape after Marcus Johansson Jersey making a series of terrible decisions this past offseason, but as a team that routinely offers players an additional year of guarantees, they might very well offer Cousins four or even five years of guaranteed upper-echelon quarterback money. The Cardinals could enter the running. Maybe the Steelers even look at Cousins if Ben Roethlisberger calls it quits. The going rate for a quarterback as good as Cousins -- if there even is one -- is multiple first-round picks. Teams are going to throw caution to the wind if Cousins comes free, and they might not be wrong to do so.
Two quarterbacks at different points of their careers, both Brees and Garoppolo are going to be staying in their current locales this offseason. Brees had all the leverage in the world when negotiating with the Saints before the 2016
season and instead chose to give in, taking a one-year, $24.3 million extension that places $18 million in http://www.canucksteamproshop.com/Igor_Larionov_Jersey dead money on the Saints' 2018 cap. With Brees not wanting to uproot http://www.officialwarriorsshop.com/authentic-10-tim-hardaway-jersey.html his family and New Orleans looking like a possible Super Bowl contender, there's no reason for him to leave town. He'll likely sign another short-term deal and the Saints will kick the post-Brees cap problems another year down the line.
One interesting scenario, though: What if New Orleans wins the Super Bowl and Brees decides to retire on a high note? The Saints would take that trade, of course, but they would be down to $21 million in cap space next year with players such as Kenny Vaccaro and Alex Okafor still unsigned. Would the Saints hope to draft a quarterback Patric Hornqvist Jersey like Louisville's Lamar Jackson with the 32nd pick, or would they Brian Bellows Authentic Jersey go back to their cap disasters of years past and squeeze a veteran onto what would be a competitive roster?
Garoppolo, meanwhile, has excelled since taking over as the starter in San Francisco. The 49ers aren't letting him go anywhere, but the question for general manager John Lynch is about sample http://www.denverbroncosshops.com/Domata_Peko_Jersey_Cheap size. Has he seen enough to lock up Garoppolo to a long-term deal after two starts with the Patriots and three with the 49ers? Or does he resist the urge to try to save money with an extension and slap Garoppolo with the franchise tag this offseason to get another year of data on his would-be starter? (Let's assume the scenario I laid out in which Lynch franchises Garoppolo, signs Cousins, and then deals Garoppolo for multiple first-round picks is off the table.)
When the Chiefs traded up to grab Patrick Mahomes in April's draft, Smith's days in Kansas City were numbered. The departure of general manager John Dorsey shortly thereafter doesn't change things, given that coach Andy Reid doesn't have any qualms about trading away a quarterback. Remember that Reid dealt Donovan McNabb within the division to Washington after a Pro Bowl season despite seeing a combined three starts in Eagles colors from backups Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick.
The fact that Smith http://www.saintsofficialonlineshop.com/SUPER-BOWL-MANTI-TEO-JERSEY has subsequently enjoyed his best season as a pro in 2017 only strengthens Reid's bargaining position. With two games to go, Smith leads the league in passer rating, interception rate and adjusted yards per attempt. He's signed for one more year at $17 million, but whichever team acquires him will likely look to give the 33-year-old an extension. Given how Smith relies so heavily upon accuracy in the short and medium range, it wouldn't be difficult to see him aging well into his late 30s.
My Cameron Artis-Payne Jersey suspicion is that Reid will look to get a second-round pick for Smith, even if it means sending a late-round selection back as part of the swap. That seems like a lot to pay for a quarterback Chiefs fans want to bench on an annual basis, but even if you assume Smith is merely average, a lot of teams would be quite happy with an average starting quarterback.
The Broncos, for one, might very well be in the thick of the AFC West race if they had Smith as opposed to their flotsam at quarterback. Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave has built a playoff offense around Christian Ponder (and Adrian Peterson) before, so it's not like he can't make hay with a former first overall pick. Washington might consider dealing for Smith if it loses Cousins. Smith would be a perfect fit for the Jaguars if they move on from Bortles because of what they're looking for from a quarterback. He'd also fit the Vikings' current scheme if they don't end up keeping any of the passers they have on the roster.
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