You can cross the Jacksonville Jaguars off the list of potential competitors for the services of Kirk Cousins and other free agent quarterbacks. The AFC South Champions agreed to a contract extension with incumbent quarterback Blake Bortles over the weekend.
Jaguars are giving QB Blake Bortles a new three-year, $54 million deal, worth up to $66.5M with incentives, that includes $26.5M guaranteed, tying him to Jacksonville through the 2020 season, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 25, 2018
Jacksonville out of QB market.
It was mainly an educated guess, but a number of people viewed the Jaguars as a potential suitor for Cousins or other quarterbacks on the market. They might be consistent quarterback play away from being the best team in the league. The defense and the run game are already set. Of course, the cost of that defense might not leave enough salary cap space to land Cousins or another upgrade. Perhaps with that in mind, Jacksonville will double down on Bortles as it hopes to take the next step in 2018.
That means the Jets and other teams have one less hurdle over the next few weeks as they try to sign Cousins.