Von Miller: Kirk Cousins could take us over the edge

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After Broncos linebacker Von Miller got an up-close look at Kirk Cousins last December, he said that “a lot of teams would kill to have a quarterback like that.”

Now that it looks like a sure thing that Cousins will be hitting the open market and moving on from Washington, Miller is making sure that Cousins knows that he puts the Broncos in that group. Miller initially said he’d play it cool when asked about Cousins on The Dan Patrick Show Wednesday, but then said he’s made his feelings known.

“He knows exactly how I feel about Kirk Cousins and what he’d mean to our team,” Miller said. “And what he would mean to a lot of other teams. He’s the hot quarterback on the market right now. … Yeah, we need Kirk. We need Kirk. I’d like to have Kirk. We have great quarterbacks now. Kirk could take us over the edge.”

Cousins told us on PFT Live this week that he’s “willing to make sacrifices or do what has to be done to make sure I’m in the best possible position to win” in the future. Whether he feels as strongly as Miller about what his arrival would mean to the Broncos as opposed to other teams will be one of many questions on the table when March rolls around.

We’ll have more with Miller when he stops by to talk to Mike Florio on Radio Row in Minneapolis on Wednesday.

75 responses to “Von Miller: Kirk Cousins could take us over the edge

  1. Yes, Cousins to Denver makes the most sen$e and would be a very good fit.

    Arizona, Cleveland, Jets would not be good.

    Hey “Fitz” (Larry Fitzgerald), sorry that Alex Smith was shipped off to D.C., man.
    Hope you guys (Arizona) get a solid QB to help your Hall of Fame campaign, Fitz.

  2. He’s going to take you to the cliff and promptly throw the ball away with the game on the line like the CHOKER that he is. Cousins is going to be the most epic bust in NFL History for his dollars to production rate and I thank the FOOTBALL GODS he’s out of Washington D.C. I’m just DEVASTATED we gave up on Robert Griffin for this fake wannabe Tony Romo loser. Cousins can’t wash Alex Smith’s cleats! See ya!!!

  3. No, he won’t. At 27 mil per, Talib and Sanders are gone, your bloated contract would remain a problem and you’re essentially rebuilding, as you carry his contract.

    How stupid are some of these teams?

  4. Cousins is a much better QB today than Manning was in this last few seasons so Miller has a point.

    The question is, how much has Denver’s defense fallen off over the past two seasons they’ve wasted with the failed Siemien/Lynch/Osweiller trio?

  5. What has Alex Smith ever won? He is do good KC gave him away.
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    logicalvoicesays says:

    January 31, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    He’s going to take you to the cliff and promptly throw the ball away with the game on the line like the CHOKER that he is. Cousins is going to be the most epic bust in NFL History for his dollars to production rate and I thank the FOOTBALL GODS he’s out of Washington D.C. I’m just DEVASTATED we gave up on Robert Griffin for this fake wannabe Tony Romo loser. Cousins can’t wash Alex Smith’s cleats! See ya!!!

  6. take you to the edge is accurate, edge of a cliff.

    Cousins simply folds in the big spot so in that sense, he is no different than Alex Smith. Except for the fact that Cousins wants $30 million to perform his disappearing act.

  7. In 2016 the skins were in a win and in situation in week 17. The Giants were locked into the 5 seed with absolutely nothing to play for, and this dude managed 1 TD and 2 bad interceptions on the way to a 19-10 loss. He throws more redzone INTs than anyone in the league. Yea he will send you over the edge alright

  8. Come to MN! Top #5 defense, a upcoming stud in RB Dalvin Cook, Adam Theilan, and Stefon Diggs to throw to. A much improved offensive line. Even Case Keenum did good here. Imagine what Cousins could do. MN has been either in the playoffs, or at least .500 or above 3 our of 4 years Zimmer has been here.

  9. Seems to me Kirk Cousins would be a great #2 in Green Bay.

    New GM; less aversion to free agent signings.

    Could be the ticket.

  10. Your Broncos are aren’t even in view of the “edge” let alone ready to go over it…

    Aging defense with a serious rebuild about to occur. See y’all in 3-5 years…maybe

  11. logicalvoicesays says:

    January 31, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    He’s going to take you to the cliff and promptly throw the ball away with the game on the line like the CHOKER that he is. Cousins is going to be the most epic bust in NFL History for his dollars to production rate and I thank the FOOTBALL GODS he’s out of Washington D.C. I’m just DEVASTATED we gave up on Robert Griffin for this fake wannabe Tony Romo loser. Cousins can’t wash Alex Smith’s cleats! See ya!!!
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    COUSINS> Manziel> Ryan Leaf> Jamarcus Russell> RGIII

  12. Tell Elway to just copy Belichick’s “SYSTEM”. I keep hearing about how it’s the only reason Brady is successful in this league and it’s not an insane life regiment that focuses on perfection at all times in all phases…yea, must be the system.

    So I say again, just copy what BB has done and insert Trevor Siemian into it.

    Voila!…….Super Bowl bound!!!

  13. Not even Brady could cover up the flaws on that team. Mediocre receivers and running backs, a weak O-line, an aging defense full of high-priced vets, an inexperienced head coach, a GM who answers to no one….I could go on. If I’m Cousins, I’m saying thanks, but no thanks.

  14. logicalvoicesays says:
    January 31, 2018 at 12:09 pm
    He’s going to take you to the cliff and promptly throw the ball away with the game on the line like the CHOKER that he is. Cousins is going to be the most epic bust in NFL History for his dollars to production rate and I thank the FOOTBALL GODS he’s out of Washington D.C. I’m just DEVASTATED we gave up on Robert Griffin for this fake wannabe Tony Romo loser. Cousins can’t wash Alex Smith’s cleats! See ya!!!

    6 23 Rate This

    LoLskins problem wasn’t Cousins, it is the owner. Until they fix that, they will be mired in mediocrity.

  15. Has Von actually ever seen KC play a game that counts?? Apparently not, as he is the biggest choking dog when it matters the most. Don’t believe me? Then do your research. Oh, and he’s also going to take every single possible dollar he can from whatever franchise that is dumb enough to buy into his con.

    KC is a great guy who is a top 15-20 front-running QB who pads his stats in meaningless games. Jay Gruden perfectly tailored his offense to KC but even with a boatload of weapons he still managed to choke when his team needed him to guide them to victory (once again do your research). He’s a good short-range paper, an excellent medium range passer and a terrible long ball thrower. He’s smart, can run some but makes an annoyingly constant habit of throwing perfect spirals to his opponents and will choke on his mouth piece when the team asks him to put them on his back.

    If you’re ok paying top dollar for this player than knock yourself out. But you’ll be sorry

  16. I love how Vikings fans think Cousins is somehow better than Keenum. As an Eagles fan who lives in DC, I would love to see the Vikes sign him. He’ll cost twice as much as Keenum and will choke just as hard once the moment gets too big.

  17. Cousins + solid draft of offensive skill players + keeping Siemian as a backup = Broncos in really good shape.

    Suddenly the Chiefs look the most vulnerable to a steep dropoff. Maybe Mahomes will have a Dak Prescott-like first full year. Maybe.

  18. rob471773 says:
    January 31, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    The question is, how much has Denver’s defense fallen off over the past two seasons they’ve wasted with the failed Siemien/Lynch/Osweiller trio?
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    Pretty far, since it was Wade Phillips that won that Super Bowl for them.

  19. Talib and sanders are likely gone. Thomas is possibly gone. Denver will be terrible no matter who their QB is.

  20. It’s 2am the bar is closing and all the good looking ones are gone….and the remaining 6 people are clambering for the 1 person left….that everyone who left didn’t want. UGH!

  21. Over the edge…..
    Into Salary Cap Hell
    The Browns of the AFC West
    Or
    Thinking that 8-8 is a good team

    These situations stink for players of Von Millers type….they are the best player (essentially the franchise player who isn’t a QB) on the team so said team holds onto to them to get fans in the stands and move merchandise. Wasting his prime years. He would be worth a mid first rounder plus a couple of other picks.

  22. tylawspick6 says:
    January 31, 2018 at 12:14 pm
    No, he won’t. At 27 mil per, Talib and Sanders are gone, your bloated contract would remain a problem and you’re essentially rebuilding, as you carry his contract.

    How stupid are some of these teams?
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    This is EXACTLY what I am trying to tell my friends who are fellow Jet fans. Paying that much money for a starter not named Brady or Rogers is a massive mistake. The cap implications will cripple a team and not allow them to add free agents, or keep homegrown talent.

    I would much prefer the Jets draft a quarterback at 6, pay approximately $24 million in guarantees and build around him.

    Additionally, for any quarterback needy teams, there are plenty of other FA options (Keenum, Bradford, Brdigewater, etc…) that can be a stop gap improvement for a contender without wrecking their salary cap.

  23. consistently, on Twitter, Redskins fans just despise Kirk Cousins. In Broncos Country, however, Cousins will be knighted, until he has a 4-interception game anyway.

  24. mrkbuilders says:
    January 31, 2018 at 12:43 pm
    Your Broncos are aren’t even in view of the “edge” let alone ready to go over it…

    Aging defense with a serious rebuild about to occur. See y’all in 3-5 years…maybe
    __________________________________________

    Not sure where that narrative comes from as the Broncos are projected to only have two starters over the age of 30 starting on defense next year.

  25. He’ll take them over the edge alright! Right off a Cliff with his 27+ Mill Salary demand! I hope he goes there, I honestly do.

  26. johny248 says:

    January 31, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Dude has created the perfect market for himself. Going to cash in. Again.
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    Dude hasn’t created it so much as Washington has with the way they’ve bungled their QB position, but I’m sure Cousins appreciates all the extra money they’ve thrown his way with their ineptitude.

  27. Yes, he will have you all jumping over the edge! Good luck with the ball in his hands to win the game. All of the yardage does not matter if you cannot deliver in the crunch. I’m not saying Alex Smith can…. but that’s a different conversation.

  28. ryann252013 says:
    January 31, 2018 at 12:07 pm
    This guy acts like they were on the cusp of a super bowl.
    _____________________________________________________
    Denver won SB50. SB52 has yet to be played. Give them a decent qb and with their top 3 defense, they will be in the conversation. You many go now.

  29. Von and company better pick it up a whole bunch on the defensive side; they’ve fallen of mightily there. And (apparently) they’re shopping Talib. But Cousins would help, no doubt.

  30. I didnt know Cousins played defense. I guess Miller has had one too many concussions also because he seemed to forget that the Broncos defense SUCKED this year.

  31. Cousins is nothing more than a backup qb who will cash in big and then give whoever writes the check buyers remorse. Buyer beware–tires have already been kicked on this jalopy and it’s a LEMON!

  32. Von, Von, Von. You weren’t that close to the edge to start with. I know you don’t really want to see the reality that is in front of you, but the Broncos are actually closer to a full-blown rebuild than they are to contending for another Super Bowl run. Sorry. Just facts.

  33. Over the course of their bungling the Redskins have thrown so much money at him that at this ooint one if his options here is to just retire young and set for life rich.

  34. rob471773 says:
    January 31, 2018 at 12:18 pm
    Cousins is a much better QB today than Manning was in this last few seasons so Miller has a point.

    ——–

    If you mean arm strength wise then you are correct but then again Cousins probably has a stronger arm than Brady at this point too. But I seriously doubt any team would pick Cousins over Brady to start for their team. Playing QB is much more than physical abilities. You have to be able to lead men and make right decisions too.

  35. Ya, Right!!! Denver is a lot further than a QB away from contending. Their defense is aging, they will need a RB as he will be gone in free agency, a QB will coming into no run game, horrid O-Line, one good and one decent WR, that offense needs a lot of work. Elway has his work cut out for him this off-season.

  36. Cousins was never the problem in DC, He walked off the field in multiple games with a lead only to get a loss due to bad defense or bad coaching decisions.
    Until Snyder sells the team the Redskins will never win it all.
    Good luck Kirk, welcome Alex.

  37. “Hope you guys (Arizona) get a solid QB to help your Hall of Fame campaign, Fitz.”

    That campaign is over… Everyone already knows Fitz is a HOFer.

    He will help our new quarterback find his way in the NFL. Fitz will train him up.👍

  38. Kirk Cousins can single-handedly thank RG3 for his good fortunes. People hated RG3 so much they made and continue to make KC something that he isn’t. Good for him for getting the money though and working the market. Most players seem to have a given post-playing days future in commentating or coaching. KC appears to have a bright future as a sports agent. No hate here.

    Get paid, young man, get paid.

  39. omeimontis says:
    January 31, 2018 at 4:42 pm
    I like Kirk Cousins because he helped keep Seattle out of the playoffs in 2017. LOL
    ++++
    I think it was more like Seattle’s kicker kept them out of the playoffs. Didn’t he miss three field goal attempts that game?

  40. Elway will attempt to low ball Cousins like he’s done with all the other QBs since Manning’s last year in the league. Inking Kirk Cousins isn’t happening either. Denver’s drafting a QB with their number one pick – again.

  41. Playing the last 2 seasons under the franchise tag has helped Cousins earn enough to retire comfortably. So he is not going to look for the biggest offer available. Sorry
    Cleveland, you have virtually no chance of landing him, even if you are willing to pay. He instead wants a SB ring. The team that is closest to that goal is Jacksonville, with their tough defense. Another team that is close is the Vikings. These 2 teams would have the best chance of landing him, if they are interested.

  42. dont listen to this nonsense kurt. show some loyalty and resign with mr snyders. yes they brought in alex smith, but a true redskin would stay and compete with the cheif rather then run scared out west.

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