AFC Notes: Browns, Dolphins, Jets, Raiders




  • Manish Mehta reports that the Jets would “absolutely” love to sign QB Kirk Cousins in free agency.
  • However, sources have told him that the Jets “are not going to try to bring him aboard by any means necessary” and won’t hand him a blank check to sign.
  • Team sources have told Mehta that the speculation they could offer Cousins $60 million in year one of an agreement isn’t accurate.
  • Mehta expects Cousins to get a similarly structured deal to the ones signed by Jimmy Garoppolo and Matthew Stafford.
  • The Jets reportedly expect there to be three other strong suitors for Cousins.


Raiders HC Jon Gruden told S.L. Price of the MMQB that during his meeting with Marshawn Lynch, he explained that they need the “full-time” Lynch next year, not the part-time player.

“No. I said to him: ‘I need Marshawn Lynch. I don’t need this part-time Lynch. I need full-time Lynch,’” Gruden said.

“We need the real deal,” Gruden continued. “If you’re going to put those letters on the back of your jersey, man, you’ve got to back it up, Marshawn — right? We don’t need another back, we need a feature back.”