New York Jets: Missing on Kirk Cousins could turn into two veteran quarterbacks

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 31: Kirk Cousins (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 31: Kirk Cousins (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images) /

If the New York Jets don’t land Kirk  Cousins, they could land two veteran quarterbacks in his place.

The New York Jets want Kirk Cousins to be their next quarterback. Many of their fans want Cousins to be their quarterback. He is the top quarterback available in free agency and it isn’t really close. Quarterbacks like Cousins don’t become available very often. The Jets have more than enough money to pay him. Finally, the quarterback drought ends, right?

What if it doesn’t? What if Kirk Cousins decides to go elsewhere? We know there is going to be competition for his services, and the Jets are worried he may sign with the Vikings. According to Matt Miller of Bleacher Report, Cousins is choosing between the Vikings and the Jets. There are a lot of good reasons to head to Minnesota from his perspective. What if he goes to Minnesota, what do the Jets do then?

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What they may do is get very creative. According to Rich Cimini of ESPN, the Jets may sign two veteran quarterbacks to fill the void. He gives the example of Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater. They would still be free to select another one near the top of the draft as well.

The idea makes a lot of sense. Competition makes everyone play better. Bringing in multiple players at the position will give license for more competition. Finally the team will be able to have a legitimate quarterback competition during training camp.

The question is who? That makes it just a bit harder.

Without Cousins in the fold, Josh McCown makes a lot of sense. He liked being here, he is a good mentor and can be the perfect bridge quarterback. Will he play as well as he did last year? Not necessarily but he can certainly hold the fort down if all else fails.

But who else? Cimini suggested Bridgewater but he hasn’t played in a long time. His health is a major question mark. As of this moment, Tyrod Taylor is staying in Buffalo. Do we want Sam Bradford here? When he’s healthy he is quite good, but when will that be? It’s hardly a frequent occasion. How about we bring Ryan Fitzpatrick back? I don’t think so either.

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The idea is good. Let’s bring lots of quarterbacks in here. The more the merrier. Eventually one will have to earn the starting job. Competition is good. The question is who they bring in. Just because there are a large number of free agents it doesn’t mean it’s an easy answer.