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Could Kirk Cousins get a fully guaranteed deal from the New York Jets? Plus college football quarterback rankings.

The Kirk Cousins sweepstakes will prove to be one of the highest bidding wars in NFL history. If you thought the Cousins money talks would stop after being the highest paid player in NFL History, then you were wrong.

A new report from Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk suggests the Jets may look to up the stakes even more with the first fully guaranteed contract in NFL History:

“With Cousins rocketing toward the open market (efforts by his current team to conjure up a way to trade him notwithstanding), the question becomes whether the next contract he signs will be fully guaranteed, for the full duration of its four, five, or six years. One team already is being pegged in league circles as having the willingness to do it: The Jets. If the Jets will do it, other suitors for Cousins may have no choice but to follow suit.”

That would be insane in the membrane, but remember, we’ve never seen a quarterback of Cousins’ stature and health reach unrestricted free agency before. It’s unprecedented territory, which means he will receive an unprecedented contract. It appears the Jets are willing to do whatever it takes to land the franchise quarterback.

If they change their mind, they do have alternative cheaper options in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Here’s the unveiling of my 2018 NFL Draft power rankings at the quarterback position:

  1. Josh Rosen, UCLA: Deadly accurate and has the highest floor of any of the prospects. Lone concern is his dedication. Does he want to be great?
  2. Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma: Passion is not a question with Mayfield. He’s undersized for the position but brings a bravado we haven’t seen since ‘Broadway’ Joe Namath. His playmaking ability is leaps above his competition.
  3. Sam Darnold, USC: Too many turnovers and flaws were shown this past year for the talented California kid. He is the quintessential boom or bust prospect in this draft.
  4. Lamar Jackson, Louisville: Super underrated so far in this evaluation process. Better pocket passer than given credit for, likely will go bottom of round one and could be the steal of the draft.
  5. Josh Allen, Wyoming: I don’t hide my disdain for the talented passer out of Wyoming. He looks the part and I’d want him on the front cover of Playgirl magazine, but it’s more than that. His horrible 55% career completion percentage is a fault I simply can’t overlook.
  6. Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State: A veteran with video game numbers. Lame duck arm, go-go gadget measurables. Looks like a high-end career backup at best, with a chance to be a starter in the right system at the next level.

Other Jets News, Stories:

  • Could the New York Jets backup plan be AJ McCarron? (Boy Green of ESNY)
  • Would Jets pass on AJ McCarron again? (Rich Cimini of ESPN New York)

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