Bill Belichick is out of the New England Patriots and Mac Jones may follow the same pattern. The Patriots have yet to solve their quarterback situation and may even sign a new player. Jerod Mayo may have a solution to Jones’ struggles on the football team. However, recent reports suggest that the Patriots are eyeing Kirk Cousins.
Cousins is an excellent player, but tore his Achilles tendon and missed half of the 2023 season. Also, Cousins doesn’t have many great years left in the tank. He is 36 and NFL analysts don’t view him as a long-term solution for the Patriots.
The Patriots have a nice cap to work with in the offseason, but we don’t really thing they are willing to spend $40 million a year on a veteran. According to Spotrac, Cousins will probably sign a three-year deal worth $118 million. Pro Football Focus opts for a two-year deal worth $60 million.
Patriots have a strong chance to sign the veteran quarterback
Bookies.com listed the Patriots as a No.2 favorite to sign Cousins. The Raiders are favorites to sign Cousins. Robert Kraft’s odds of signing the veteran quarterback come in at plus-500.
Pro Football Focus listed Cousins as the No.2 free agent this offseason. He threw for 291.4 yards per game this past season which was the second-best in his NFL career. Cousins also has a QB rating of 103.8. Yes, getting him makes sense.
Signing Cousins and a strong wide receiver could give the Patriots a chance to make the playoffs.
“An ill-timed torn Achilles derailed another strong season from Cousins, and he looked set to have a host of suitors in free agency, as he did back in 2018,” Pro Football Focus wrote. “Cousins still has the requisite arm strength to throw to all levels of the field and has been as accurate as ever in recent seasons.”
Cousins looks like a good option for the Patriots, but it’s too soon to speculate their next move.