AJ McCarron, Keenum among QB consolation prizes

Kirk Cousins is about to make one quarterback-needy team extremely happy come Wednesday’s official launch into free agency.

What becomes of those other clubs, though, who fail to land the former Redskins starter?

Here’s what we learned Monday about a handful of developing Plan B options under center:

New York Jets: If Gang Green’s big-money pitch for Cousins falls short, NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones listed Case Keenum and Josh McCown as potential backup plans for the Jets. While Keenum views himself as bona fide starter — and reportedly will seek $16 to $18 million annually — McCown would serve as a low-cost bridge option if New York decides to pull the trigger on one of the draft’s top-rated rookie passers. McCown played admirably in Florham Park a year ago, but New York’s long-suffering fan base wants a long-term answer. Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan is under tremendous pressure to play his cards right.

Minnesota Vikings: Minnesota remains “in the driver’s seat” for Cousins, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The franchise is spreading a wide net, though, with NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero revealing that the Vikings have also Article source: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000920734/article/aj-mccarron-keenum-among-qb-consolation-prizes

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