Cardinals will target QB Kirk Cousins, OG Andrew Norwell in free agency

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With the free agency period opening today, the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes are hotting up.

"Knowing I will not be putting on a Redskins jersey next season, it's hard to look back at all that's taken place and not become emotional", he wrote.

Cousins threw for 4,093 yards and 27 touchdowns last season with the Redskins.

This time, he has the opportunity to earn life-changing money few journeymen ever see.

The Broncos traded Pro Bowl cornerback Aqib Talib, who is due to make $11m this season and $8m next season, to the Los Angeles Rams earlier this week, leaving them with about $34m in cap space to pursue Cousins and other free agents.

Whether it's Drew Brees with the Saints, Kirk Cousins with the Vikings, Jets, or Cardinals, or Case Keenum with those same three teams (and possibly more...), it seems like the Broncos are not necessarily a "favorite" to sign any one of those players.

The teams that are really on the rise in the National Football League today are committing some of the least amount of their cap space to the quarterback position, which means that they are successfully drafting franchise players.

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The 26-year-old Johnson tweeted the following to Cousins on Friday: "c'mon ... stop messing with every1 & tell them you're coming to the desert".

I am filled with gratitude over the unwavering support and devotion from you, the fans, both on and off the field.

Johnson joins Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, running back C.J. Anderson and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to make their pleas to the soon-to-be free-agent quarterback. "Obviously we have to get better there, whoever is going to be the quarterback". The Jets have a league-leading $89.8 million in salary-cap space after the Cleveland Browns went trade insane over the weekend. "Bridgewater won't be handed a starting job, but he should command $12 million-$15 million per year on a one- or two-year prove-it deal".

Cromartie lasted one year, Harris and Revis were gone after two and all that's left from that major 2015 signing spree is James Carpenter and Buster Skrine.

The 29-year-old's time in Washington is running short, however, after the Redskins agreed to a deal with fellow quarterback Alex Smith on January 30.

"It just didn't sound to me that Mike was sold on Case, " Theismann said. "But it also depends on how your roster has been built where you're now sitting [and] what your philosophy is going forward".

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