Let the Kirk Cousins rumors begin! With Super Bowl 52 just days away, several juicy NFL rumor possibilities are beginning to play out in the background of the big game, and front and center is the big trade that occurred last night involving Alex Smith.

If and when this trade becomes official, which it will, Smith will become the new starting QB in Washington, leaving the door open for Cousins to become an unrestricted agent on March 14, giving him a chance to sign with any team in the league.

Broncos top players?

Cousins will draw a lot of attention this offseason, that is for sure.

However, where he lands is really anyone's guess. Sometimes what appears to be the obvious choice to fans doesn't play out in reality.

Either way, the Denver Broncos have to be licking their chops with the possibility of signing Cousins. The Broncos were Super Bowl 50 champs and looking to pass the torch to Peyton Manning’s backup Brock Osweiler. When Osweiler shocked the team by signing with the Texans, everything came a bit unraveled in the Mile High City.

The Broncos still have a great defense and a few weapons on offense - but no consistency at the QB position. Signing Cousins would instantly put Denver right back in the top five to eight teams in the NFL favored to win Super Bowl 53 - and GM John Elway knows first hand that a solid QB is key to a team's results!

Jets in the mix?

On paper, it would make sense for Cousins to head to the Broncos, right? But how about the New York Jets? Why the Jets? Why not?

As indicated by Pro Football Talk, New York hasn’t had a possible franchise quarterback in decades. In fact, you have to go all the way back to Joe Namath. The Jets have shown flashes of being a solid team last season and adding Cousins as the new signal caller makes them a legit threat in the AFC East.

The Jets played much better than their 5-11 record indicates in 2017, especially when you consider that they lost three games in a row by a total of just 15 points when they faced a tough stretch against New England, Miami, and Atlanta.

Secondly, they have the cash and cap space to bring him to the Big Apple. The only thing the Jets brass may consider is that Cousins is 29 and may only have 3-4 good seasons left.

Then again, he may be around as long as Tom Brady, you never know. While New York may pass on Cousins for a QB in the draft that would obviously be 5-7 years younger, nothing beats experience.

Cousins, who has thrown for over 4,000 yards each of the last three seasons, he has averaged 27 touchdown passes during that span as well.

Other teams that are rumored to be interested in Cousins are the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns and New York Giants.