The Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins stole some of the show of Super Bowl week Tuesday night as they came to an agreement to send Alex Smith to Washington. In return the Chiefs received the Redskins third-round pick and cornerback Kendall Fuller.
So what does this mean for Kirk Cousins? Well it means no more Washington, but what it does mean is a plethora of options to choose from. According to league sources, the New York Jets, Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns and the Arizona Cardinals all plan to show heavy interest in Cousins. There is no front runner at the moment but expect a big push from all four of those teams.
But what does this mean for the NFL? Well this Smith trade just started a quarterback carousel. So let’s break it down.
Obviously Cousins is going to land somewhere. But the rest of the pieces that will follow his signing will be interesting. Either Case Keenum or Sam Bradford will be a consolation for a team that misses out on Cousins. If Andrew Luck is fully healthy, the Colts plan on moving Jacoby Brissett for the right price. Cleveland is likely to deal DeShone Kizer and Cincinnati will test the market for AJ McCarron.
So if you’re a fan of new faces in new places, then expect a lot of that during this year’s NFL off-season.