The New York Jets entered the 2023 NFL campaign with monster expectations after bringing in Aaron Rodgers. However, Rodgers tore his Achilles on the first series in the Jets’ Week 1 win over the Buffalo Bills, ending his season and almost surely squelching New York’s Super Bowl hopes in the process.
While Zach Wilson provided Jets fans with a glimmer of hope by leading the team to an overtime win over the Bills, he brought the Gang Green faithful right back to reality in Week 2, posting a miserable 38.1 passer rating in a 30-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
It is pretty clear New York cannot seriously contend with Wilson under center. At least not at this stage of his young career. So, the Jets’ season kind of looks like it is over before it started.
That is, of course, unless the Jets swing a trade for an established quarterback.
Kline makes an interesting trade proposal, suggesting that the Jets offer a pair of 2024 draft picks—a second rounder and a fourth—to the Vikings in exchange for Cousins (he also has Minnesota sending a sixth-round pick New York’s way).
For the Jets, it makes complete sense. Their roster is actually impressive overall, and their receiving corps is loaded with talent. It’s also hard to pin the Vikings’ lack of early success entirely on Cousins, as he has thrown for 708 yards while tossing a league-leading six touchdowns through the first two weeks of the season. So, it’s not like Cousins appears washed up.
Remember: prior to inking a deal with Minnesota in 2018, Cousins entertained signing with New York, so there is history here.
Now in his sixth season with the Vikings, Kirk Cousins has made three Pro Bowl appearances since his Minnesota arrival.