8 QBs the Redskins could go after if Kirk Cousins leaves
8 QBs Who Could Replace Kirk Cousins
No one knows where Kirk Cousins is going to be when next year's NFL season kicks off. If Cousins bolts, here are 8 QBs that the Redskins could look to replace him with.
1. Case Keenum - Vikings
Keenum's just one of three Vikings QBs that will be hitting the open market this spring. Up until this season, he was inarguably the least qualified of the three. He's played his way into a conversation about contract extensions though, so the Redskins may have to choose between the other two.
2. Teddy Bridgewater - Vikings
This also feels unlikey, but Bridgewater will be an unrestricted free agent when the season's up. Since he was the Vikings' QB of the future before blowing out, like, every ligament and bone in his knee, it stands to reason that Minnesota would be interested in keeping him around. Case Keenum can't carry this team forever, right?
3. Sam Bradford - Vikings
Bradford seems like the most likely of any of the Vikings' QB trio to depart. He wasn't *bad* during the stretch of play he got in Minnesota, but he also can't stay on the field. With the right offense around him, though, Bradford can still sling it.
4. Josh McCown - Jets
It feels like Josh McCown is a free agent literally every year. At 38, he doesn't have a lot of NFL games ahead of him. He could make sense as a stop-gap (at the right price) who helps to groom a young QB that the Redskins draft, though.
5. Tyrod Taylor - Bills
Taylor is the most intriguing option on this list because of the playmaking ability he has a runner. He doesn't turn the ball over a lot, but struggles with accuracy at times and never quite flourished the way Buffalo expected. It's clear that he's not in their long-term plans, and the Reskins would be fooling themselves not to kick the tires on him should he be interested.
6. Ryan Fitzpatrick - Buccaneers
Did you know Ryan Fitzpatrick went to Harvard? He would be an interesting choice for the Redskins, because he went to Harvard. Honestly, I'm not convinced that the fact that Ryan Fitzpatrick went to Harvard isn't the only reason that he's kept getting jobs in the NFL.
7. Jay Cutler - Dolphins
At this point, you know what you're going to get with Cutler. You'll get 14 weeks of aggressively average QB play, and 3 weeks of Cutler letting it rip for 400 yards in a loss. Who knows if he'll even play again next year - he had to be coaxed out of retirement to go collect gamechecks in Miami. If you have to be convinced to play in MIAMI, you're probably not coming to Washington DC.
8. Alex Smith - Kansas City
While he's not technically a free agent, one of the NFL's worst-kept secrets is how badly KC wants to trade Smith. Outside of Taylor, Smith is probably the next best available QB. At the right price, the 'Skins should be all over this.
Bonus - Colin Kaepernick - FA