Emmanuel Sanders joins in the Kirk Cousins recruitment

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Broncos linebacker Von Miller has been actively recruiting quarterback Kirk Cousins to Denver for weeks. Running back C.J. Anderson has gotten in on the act as well. Now, one of the players who would benefit most from Cousins’ presence has begun making the pitch.

“The [Cousins] to [Demaryius Thomas] and myself combination would be dangerous!!” Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders said Tuesday on Twitter.

The Broncos reportedly are one of the four finalists for Cousins’ services. However, Broncos president of football operations and G.M. John Elway typically doesn’t like to overpay, and it could be very expensive to get Cousins.

The Broncos still have 2016 first-rounder Paxton Lynch under contract, as well as 2017 seventh-rounder Chad Kelly, the nephew of Hall of Famer Jim Kelly. A.J. McCarron and Case Keenum also could be free-agent options for the Broncos, coming considerably cheaper than Cousins would be.

Then there’s the No. 1 free agent in the PFT top 100 list of looming free agents. Yes, Drew Brees is expected to re-sign with the Saints. Until he does, however, he’s in play. And the Broncos should be in play for Brees, who’d bring Peyton Manning-style gravitas to the locker room.

41 responses to “Emmanuel Sanders joins in the Kirk Cousins recruitment

  1. This Bronco fan can’t blame Sanders. The poor O-line and substandard QB play of last year made targets out of all the “skill” players

    Aside from those problems all they gotta fix is the play calling and find a more competent coach and get somebody to take the heat off of Von Miller and . . .

  2. And meanwhile the silence from Minnesota players is deafening. Gonna be interesting on Monday.

  3. Kurt is gonna go to Jets..$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$…….But He’ll say it’s the legacy he can leave ..Book it Dano !!!

  4. As A Broncos fan I gotta be honest.If I were a QB I wouldn’t step foot in Denver until they commit to building a decent O-line. So really, until we(Elway) admit that we have mediocre talent, and an unqualified, clueless head coach, we are chasing our tail.

  5. I hope Cousins goes with his heart and not where the money takes him. He’s a smart Christian man who will be guided down his path according to what I read in ESPN the magazine. I hope it all works out for him.

  6. s A Broncos fan I gotta be honest.If I were a QB I wouldn’t step foot in Denver until they commit to building a decent O-line. So really, until we(Elway) admit that we have mediocre talent, and an unqualified, clueless head coach, we are chasing our tail.
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    Great post. You get it!

  7. Elway is a terrible GM.

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    5 straight AFC West titles? Two Superbowls, one Win In SB 50. Top 6 winning record in the NFL since being a GM? Really, seriously? How has your GM done?

  8. Cleveland needs to offer Cousins 100 million for 5 years, 95 million signing bonus and 1 million per year salary. Then include 3.5 million for each 8 win season, 3.5 million more for making the playoffs, 2.5 million for making the super bowl and 2.5 million for winning the super bowl.

  9. Whatever team ends up getting KC, they will be in the SB within a season or two. The dysfunctional Redskins front office doesn’t have a clue about the game of football and what it takes to win.

  10. Funny how the Bronco’s GM, John Elway “typically doesn’t like to overpay” but yet there were a few times back when he was playing for the Broncos that he demanded just that, to be overpaid and he got it.

  11. jammer88 says:
    March 7, 2018 at 4:59 am
    Funny how the Bronco’s GM, John Elway “typically doesn’t like to overpay” but yet there were a few times back when he was playing for the Broncos that he demanded just that, to be overpaid and he got it.
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    Indeed, two SBs stolen from their then peers, via overspending the then $57M cap by a whopping $29M – twice!

  12. Cousins will go wherever he gets the most money. If the cash ain’t right Cousins won’t bite. And the next time Cousins ends a last minute drive with a TD instead of an interception let me know.

  13. Has emmanuel sanders actually ever seen KC play a game? If so, he wouldn’t be singing his praises since his team will pay 30mill/yr for a choke artist.

  14. Why does everyone think the Broncos will get him? Out of the three quote on quote front runners (MN, Denver, Jets) Denver is the least likely.

    They have no cap space. Like 20 million or less. To get Cousin’s they will have to cut many players like Sanders, Thomas, etc. Also their cap space for next year is even worse (2019). Will Cousin’s want to go to another team with no talent? Because to get Kirk, they have to lose talent. Does he want to go to a another Redskins? The Redskins dropped their WR’s. How did that work out? Unless Kirk takes a SUPER SUPER discount, like less than 20 mil. It’s not happening.

    MN has 50+ million in cap for 2018 and even more for 2019. They are a team bult to win now and won’t have to shed talent to get him. Also Cousin’s is a Midwest native. The Jets have a ton of cash to burn.

    So why does everyone think Denver has a chance? Because they don’t unless Cousin’s gives them a Costco discount.

  15. BroncosCheatedTheSalaryCap says:
    March 6, 2018 at 9:42 pm
    Elway is a terrible GM.

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    he’s horrible. All he did was open a checkbook. He can’t draft to save his life.

  16. thesilentshoplifter says:
    March 6, 2018 at 11:11 pm
    Elway is a terrible GM.

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    5 straight AFC West titles? Two Superbowls, one Win In SB 50. Top 6 winning record in the NFL since being a GM? Really, seriously? How has your GM done?

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    Our GM has done better than that….but point taken.

  17. He might want to check the record of running backs who have had the pleasure of playing with Cousins!!! They have sent all of them packing for non performance. The system he plays in is just to pad passing stats, the running backs are only token players as far as cousins decision making is-just a decoy for him. Fool’s Gold all day long. 4-19 against teams with a winning record. That is not much better than the Cleveland Browns QB’s!!! Im just saying.

  18. Cousins is a decent QB but not elite. So if Denver signs him it’s far from certain that he’ll get them back to the playoffs (let alone a Super Bowl appearance) because their defense isn’t as good as it was when they had P. Manning (plus they no longer have Wade Phillips). As a rival fan, I sincerely hope that if the Broncos do acquire Cousins that it’ll be at a grossly inflated rate due to a bidding war.

  19. Minnesota players are silent because they have a few QB’S still officially on the roster that could be the starter. no one in Minni is going to spout off about Cousins.

  20. thudsp says:
    March 7, 2018 at 10:04 am
    Minnesota players are silent because they have a few QB’S still officially on the roster that could be the starter. no one in Minni is going to spout off about Cousins.
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    You mean like the Bronco’s! Wow!

  21. thetooloftools says:
    March 6, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    “He’s a smart Christian man who will be guided down his path”
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    Keep that in mind if chooses a team that is not yours.

  22. thudsp says:
    March 7, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Minnesota players are silent because they have a few QB’S still officially on the roster that could be the starter. no one in Minni is going to spout off about Cousins.
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    They have one QB on their roster right now Kyle Sloter. That is it.

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