Amid talk of a Broncos bid in free agency, Von Miller praises Kirk Cousins

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If Washington opts not to apply the $34.47 million franchise tender on quarterback Kirk Cousins in 2018, he’ll be free to hit the open market. Which means he could hit the road.

If he does, he could end up in Denver. Star pass rusher Von Miller would have no problem with that.

“Kirk’s a great quarterback,” Miller told reporters after Sunday’s game between the two teams. “I’ll say that every day of the week. A lot of teams would kill to have a quarterback like that. He just came out and he was playing great. At first, he was a little shaky but back to typical Kirk Cousins in the second half.”

Eventually, Cousins was (according to Miller) “on fire,” thanks to his ability to connect on quick passes as part of Washington’s 27-11 win.

In the offseason, the question is whether the Broncos will be inclined to make a connection to Cousins. G.M. John Elway likes to drive a hard bargain (as Miller knows very well). Will Elway be able to talk Cousins into taking something less than a cap-busting deal, especially if another team is offering more?

However it plays out, Elway needs to solve his quarterback problem next year. If he doesn’t, the Broncos could be on track for the first back-to-back losing seasons since the early 1970s.

23 responses to “Amid talk of a Broncos bid in free agency, Von Miller praises Kirk Cousins

  1. The Broncos have a massive gaping hole at QB. Priority #1 for Elway must be to find a starting caliber QB. If they do that, they can turn it around next year, especially in that division. Denver otherwise has a decent roster.

  2. Yea Denver really needs to grab a solid qb. They can’t keep letting D Thomas, E Sanders and their defense waste their careers away.

  3. I think Cousins is set for life. He drove a hard bargain because Allen/Snyder drove a harder bargain. When you’re drafted as an afterthought (Best Player Available, proves that the concept works) it’s hard to accept that that person needs to be paid like he was option#1.

    Now he’s going to play elsewhere. There is something about his play that makes you think he isn’t elite but he gets it done.

  4. Trade Von Miller to Cleveland for the #1 pick and draft Sam Darnold or Josh Rosen. It’s rebuilding time for the Broncos.

  5. Getting kind of sick about hearing whether a quarterback is elite or not.. Funny how quarterbacks are elite when they have an Antonio Brown and Levon Bell and great offensive line to work with. Gronkowski also has a way with making quarterbacks elite. Andy Dalton was always elite when AJ Green was playing as was Matt Ryan when Julio Jones was playing.

  6. Kirk Cousins is a much better player now. He was a skittish weak armed still relatively raw QB when Gruden took over. He’s been solid and steadily improving for 3 years now but but still hasn’t had that big screen hero moment that the team realizes he’s the best player on the field. Usually he fades in big games with an untimely sack incompletion or interception.

  7. ravenmuscle says:
    December 25, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Getting kind of sick about hearing whether a quarterback is elite or not.. Funny how quarterbacks are elite when they have an Antonio Brown and Levon Bell and great offensive line to work with. Gronkowski also has a way with making quarterbacks elite. Andy Dalton was always elite when AJ Green was playing
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    First of all, Andy Dalton was never elite and no one ever said that he was.

    Second, Brady won the SB last year with no Gronkowski, a 7th round draft pic former option QB in the slot, a former lacrosse player on one side and a rookie on the other side.

    So I’d say your analysis couldn’t possibly be more wrong in every way.

  8. As a Cowboys fan I don’t like the Redskins, but any team that is literally just missing a QB to become a legit Super Bowl contender needs to immediately pursue Kirk. He’s a not as good version of Drew Brees, but still a top QB in the league on a good team.

    Kirk is a top QB, Redskins just suck.

  9. omeimontis says:
    December 25, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Denver must be part of the collusion if they would not even give Kap a look-see.
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    Denver thought they could win with Siemian and Osweiler. Can you imagine that?

  10. Name a QB who won a Super Bowl who did it with a 20th or worse ranked Defense.

    You can whine about Cousins, but he’s never had a decent defense.

  11. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    December 25, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Trade Von Miller to Cleveland for the #1 pick and draft Sam Darnold or Josh Rosen. It’s rebuilding time for the Broncos.
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    Wow, that is ridiculous.

    The Broncos are terrible so they will be drafting early enough to have a shot at a decent QB without giving up anything.

  12. The Broncos would be better off trading with the Browns for the #1 overall pick in the 2018 draft. A big $$$ contract with Cousins and Miller’s big $$$ contract would handcuff the team way too much. Plus, the Browns would then avoid the stigma of blowing yet another #1 draft choice while acquiring additional draft picks to add desperately needed talent of which they have so little.

  13. Ultraviolet Thunder says:
    December 25, 2017 at 4:44 pm
    Name a QB who won a Super Bowl who did it with a 20th or worse ranked Defense.

    You can whine about Cousins, but he’s never had a decent defense.
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    SUPER BOWL????? How about win a playoff game FIRST!!!
    FOR ONE- the 2016 FALCONS had a defensive ranking of 27th in points and 25th in yards!!!! WHAT IS YOUR NEXT false EXCUSE?
    And there are plenty of teams who have won a playoff game with a 20th or worse ranked defense.

  14. Ultraviolet Thunder says:
    December 25, 2017 at 4:44 pm
    Name a QB who won a Super Bowl who did it with a 20th or worse ranked Defense.

    You can whine about Cousins, but he’s never had a decent defense.
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    SUPER BOWL????? How about win a playoff game FIRST!!!
    FOR ONE- the 2016 FALCONS had a defensive ranking of 27th in points and 25th in yards!!!! WHAT IS YOUR NEXT false EXCUSE?
    And there are plenty of teams who have won a playoff game with a 20th or worse ranked defense.
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    OH, and lest you think that is a fluke-The Saints WON the Super Bowl in 2009 with a defense ranked 20th in points and 25th in yards!

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