KUSA – The agent representing Kirk Cousins is striking down reports the quarterback has already whittled down his choices to two teams, a group that excludes the Broncos.
“It’s the time of year when there’s always a lot of wild reports and rumors,’’ Mike McCartney, Cousins’ agent, told 9News. “Kirk is keeping all his options open. No team has been ruled out.
"There's still a lot of time until free agency begins.
“At the appropriate time, Kirk looks forward to determining which team is the best fit for him to be successful.’’
Cousins will officially become an unrestricted free agent on March 14 after Washington did not apply the franchise tag by the 2 p.m. MDT Tuesday deadline.
Multiple reports from NFL insiders and bloggers say the race for Cousins has already been whittled to the Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets.
Cousins is not making any decisions this early without officially talking to all interested parties
Sources have told 9NEWS the Broncos remain interested and are very much in play for Cousins. Besides Denver, Arizona, Minnesota and the New York Jets have also reportedly expressed interest in signing Cousins, who will be the most prized quarterback to hit free agency since Peyton Manning in 2012.
It seems premature to say Cousins already has narrowed his choices to two teams when NFL tampering rules prevent teams or Cousins’ representatives to begin financial negotiations until the free-agent “soft opening” period until March 12.
Cousins is coming off three consecutive seasons as Washington’s full-time starter in which he posted a cumulative 97.5 passer rating that ranked No. 6 among NFL quarterbacks during that stretch.