This is the time of year when the NFL reminds us that it is first and foremost a business. Over the last few months, teams sent big-name, veteran players to the chopping block and forced several to take pay cuts. Many players engaged in contract standoffs centered around differing views on their contractual value, and a handful of players saw their NFL careers come to an end.
For the second consecutive offseason, the Washington Redskins and Kirk Cousins failed to reach an agreement on a long-term contract extension for the 28-year-old quarterback. As a result, there is a good chance that the 2016 Pro Bowler will suit up for another franchise in 2018. We think five franchises have the best chance of landing Cousins, due to the needs and motivations behind their teams. Here’s our take on why Cousins will move, where he’ll go, and what his future looks like in the NFL. We’ll start with the five teams he may join.