The New York Jets head into this offseason with tens of millions of dollars in cap space and a high first-round draft pick. All of their assets will be focused on hopefully landing their own version of Tom Brady, who has tormented them in the AFC East for the last two decades. After unloading a number of veterans in what has been a total rebuild, landing the right players this spring will go a long way to determining the next several years in New York.

It's no secret that they have been dying for a franchise quarterback to build the team around.

Geno Smith never lived up to the hype. Ryan Fitzpatrick was a stopgap at best. Even worse, their recently drafted QBs, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg, don't appear to have what it takes to play in the NFL. The Jets will be once again focused on solving the quarterback position. The number of assets that they have this year gives them their best chance yet. Here's a look at a few of the most likely guys to wear green next season.

Kirk Cousins

This year's prize free agent to be, Kirk Cousins, will have no shortage of suitors for his service. The Redskins QB has played exceptionally over the past several years as Washington has continuously given him the franchise tag to avoid signing him long term.

Now that they have traded for Alex Smith, Washington should finally let Cousins hit free agency. The Denver Broncos are heavy favorites to sign Cousins, but the Jets have the ability to make him the highest paid player in the league if they want to get their guy.

AJ McCarron

Somehow, Aj McCarron is still a member of the Cincinnati Bengals.

Despite being traded last season to Cleveland, McCarron had to return to Cincinnati after the Browns forgot to file the paperwork in time for the trade to be official. They were celebrating the trade and forgot to file it. Thus is life in Cleveland.

McCarron may have dodged a bullet by not going to Cleveland, but he is back on the trading block.

He also has a pending grievance from the Cleveland debacle that may result in him being granted free agency. Either way, he would make for a decent backup plan should Cousins sign elsewhere. He may not be the long-term answer in New York, but he could provide some semblance of stability while they groom their guy

Josh Rosen or Sam Darnold

The jewels of this years draft class, quarterbacks Josh Rosen and Sam Darnold are being anointed as the next franchise players to hit the league. Seeing how guys like Carson Wentz and Jared Goff have grown into franchise quarterbacks in a short time, the Jets could be set for the next decade possibly with one of these guys.

The problem here though is at No. 6, the Jets would need to make a trade to get up in the top three to land one of these guys.

Recent trades like this destroyed Washington, but also worked out well for Philadelphia. The main point is to move up and get a guy like this, be prepared to shell out multiple first-round draft picks and then some.

The future right now is open in New York. A successful offseason and they could find themselves battling New England in the near term and potentially supplanting them when Tom Brady retires, if he ever does. If they squander these assets, though, it could be another rough season for gang green.