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Sports Report: At least two teams willing to offer Cousins fully guaranteed deal

16:22  12 march  2018
16:22  12 march  2018 Source:   yardbarker.com

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As the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes heats up, sources say at least 2 teams are prepared to offer the free agent QB a 3-year, fully guaranteed contract if that’s what it takes. At least one other team will do a similar deal nearly fully guaranteed .

According to a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, at least two teams are preparing to offer Cousins a three-year, fully guaranteed contract while another will offer him a similar, almost fully guaranteed contract. MARCH MADNESS: Rapoport says Cousins won't finalize a deal until he

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Kirk Cousins could very well become the highest paid player in NFL history when he signs with a new team in the coming days, and there’s a chance he could achieve that by demanding a fully guaranteed contract.

There has been some talk that Cousins may want to sign only a three-year deal with all of the money being guaranteed. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that at least two teams — and possibly three — are willing to give him a contract like that.

By signing a deal like that, Cousins would have more control over his future. Jimmy Garoppolo recently signed a five-year, $137.5 million extension with the 49ers, and Matthew Stafford got a five-year, $135 million contract from the Detroit Lions last offseason. Both players will earn about $87 million over the first three years of their respective deals, so Cousins is likely aiming for a three-year contract in the $90 million range.

Cousins is trying to balance winning with being paid top dollar, so the three-year, fully guaranteed contract would make the most sense for a team like the Jets. If Cousins agreed to a deal like that, the Jets would have to prove to him that they are doing everything they can to build a Super Bowl contender around him. Otherwise, he would be free to walk after the 2020 season and sign another huge deal when he is 32. For what it’s worth, one report indicated New York has a limit when it comes to signing Cousins.

Cousins is reportedly keeping an open mind heading into the official start of free agency, but one team has consistently been named as the favorite to land him.

Bills GM: 'I'm not ready to pull the trigger' on draft trade-up .
The Buffalo Bills are expected to copy the dramatic maneuvering of their AFC East rival, the New York Jets, and engineer a draft trade-up to presumably secure one of the class' top quarterback prospects. However, while the NFL world awaits Buffalo's move, Bills general manager Brandon Beane said Friday - the day before the Jets traded for the No. 3 overall pick - that his team has yet to formulate their final opinions on the quarterback prospects and therefore aren't ready to determine if a trade is necessary."The truth? Most of these quarterbacks I've only spent 15 minutes with," Beane said, according to Peter King of SI.com.

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