David Johnson joins Larry Fitzgerald in recruiting Kirk Cousins to Arizona

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The level of interest from the Cardinals’ front office remains to be seen, but there’s no doubt that the Cardinals’ players want Kirk Cousins to be their quarterback.

Cardinals running back David Johnson tweeted today that he’s eager to have Cousins in Arizona.

“C’mon, Kirk Cousins, stop messing with everyone and tell them you’re coming to the desert,” Johnson wrote.



Johnson joins Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald in trying to convince Cousins to sign with the Cardinals. Cousins referred to Fitzgerald as “a great recruiter.”

The Cardinals need a quarterback, but they have nowhere near as much cap space as other quarterback-needy teams, including the Browns, Jets, Vikings and Broncos. It seems unlikely that Cousins will end up in Arizona, as much as the team’s top players want him to be there.

33 responses to “David Johnson joins Larry Fitzgerald in recruiting Kirk Cousins to Arizona

  1. Why would Cousins go to Arizona? They don’t have much cap room and they aren’t in position to contend for a title. He can do better elsewhere.

  2. If the money is even remotely close, he will be a Viking. Why? Because the Vikings team is better at every position, our stadium is better, and he is a Midwest guy.

  3. This might be a good fit. I don’t know thier cap situation but you know in Minnesota you have to compete with the ghost of Case Keenum and all the p!Ayers who wanted him to stay. Here the job is wide open and the players are reaching out to cousins. Could be the right move.

  4. He’s going to the Vikings. They have better weapons on offense and defense. Indoors 9 games per year (Lions away). They’re young on both sides of the ball. He’s close to home. They offer more. Throw to Riggs, Thielen and Rudolph. Hand off to Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray. Top flight defense. The Cardinals offer a 40 year old receiver. Running Back coming off injury and zero other weapons. They also have no money. The Broncos have 2 aging receivers. Running Back by committee and they just traded their 2nd best defender. And the Jets. Yeah. They’re just the Jets.

  5. I actually resent the Vikings be categorized as quarterback needy. They are needy by choice. They have three (4?) That they could have if they wanted. They are definitely shopping but should not be truly needy unless they really botch things up.

  6. I just don’t see what all the fuss is about Cousins. He’s not even a top 10 QB, and there have been many games where he has been an interception machine. The money being talked about and the QB don’t match…not in my mind. Maybe I missed something. I agree with happy1114…Foles is better.

  7. Arizona will have $34 million in cap room after the cut the Honey Badger. It goes up to $40 million if they cut Iupati, who has barely played the last two years due to injuries.

  8. He is all but in Minnesota. I am hoping they or anyone sign Keenum except Denver. I do not want a 20 million dollar a year Kyle Orton

  9. AZ will be the bottom feeder in that division for years to come. SF and LA now have more talent than AZ. Fitz—he has 1 year left in him, does Cousins really want to go there with 1 year of Fitz? AZ should draft a QB and just admit they are re-building.

  10. Here is my questions for the players in Denver and Arizona, what happens when Kirk doesn’t pick your team, and you have another guy come into that locker room that you weren’t out clamoring for? That should lead to some awkward introductions, “yeah I know I was in the media begging Kirk to come here but I got your back Case…….”

  11. SF and LA will find a way to screw it up. It’s already starting. Cut the defensive captain,bring in 2 locker room cancers in Talib and Peters. Goff had a career year that he’ll be chasing for years to come. One Off season of preparation and their offense will get shut down. Garrapolo is a flash in the pan behind an aging offensive line. Foster is a wife beater. They don’t have any #1 WR.

  12. TheDotardinChief says:
    March 9, 2018 at 3:58 pm
    Arizona will have $34 million in cap room after the cut the Honey Badger. It goes up to $40 million if they cut Iupati, who has barely played the last two years due to injuries

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    They keep cutting and they will become the Browns

  13. Kinda crazy how people think Cousins is worth $30million and Flacco is not worth $22million. Cousins has no playoff wins, and Flacco stats in his better seasons match Cousins best season (2017). Cousins also disappears against the Cowboys, whereas Flacco always plays his best games against the Steelers

  14. If Arians were still head coach this would most likely be a no brainer for Cousins. With Wilks, not saying he’s a bad coach but he is unknown.

  15. flviking says:
    March 9, 2018 at 3:34 pm
    Is David and Larry going to restructure their salaries to take less to sign Cousins, no? Save your breath.

    Um. David Johnson is still on his rookie contract…where he was drafted as a 3rd rounder. What kind of money can he free up, exactly?

  16. Chris says:
    March 9, 2018 at 5:21 pm
    flviking says:
    March 9, 2018 at 3:34 pm
    Is David and Larry going to restructure their salaries to take less to sign Cousins, no? Save your breath.

    Um. David Johnson is still on his rookie contract…where he was drafted as a 3rd rounder. What kind of money can he free up, exactly?

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    Okay, then offer to give Cousins a ride into work everyday. Cousins is not going to the Cardinals because a couple of guys ask him to.

  17. Washington knows Cousins pretty well, and they preferred Alex Smith who is 5 years older and lost his job to an untested rookie in K.C. They’d be getting the guy who is the third choice after the much maligned Smith, and a guy with one start in the NFL.

  18. I must have more faith in the Cards’ personnel department, than the players do. There are several really good QB’s coming out in the draft. As usual, some of the good ones will slip, and some not so good ones will go early. There will be a stud QB when the Cards pick in the first round. After all, wasn’t Cousins a fourth rounder? C’mon guys. Have some faith.

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