Jared Goff gets what he wanted: No Kirk Cousins in NFC West

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On Kirk Cousins, Von Miller‘s dream didn’t come true. Jared Goff‘s did.

The Rams quarterback told PFT Live two days before Super Bowl LII that he didn’t want to see Cousins land in the NFC West with the Cardinals. It was a partially tongue-in-cheek assessment of a player Goff has closely studied because Cousins thrived in the Sean McVay offense Goff currently runs.

“He’s a hell of a player. I’m a big fan of his, big fan of what he’s done,” Goff said of Cousins. “He’s tremendous. I don’t think he gets enough credit for what he’s done. Some of the throws he made [that] we see on film. You rewind it, you watch it again. It’s unbelievable.”

I asked why Cousins doesn’t get more credit.

“I don’t know. Because guys like you don’t like to talk about him,” Goff said with a laugh.

Cousins has been talked about plenty since then, and he’ll be talked about plenty more as the offseason continues to unfold. The biggest topic will be whether Cousins, on a championship-caliber roster (which he didn’t have in Washington) along with a normally-functioning front office (which he didn’t have in Washington), can improve on what was three straight 4,000-yard seasons, including one that maxed out at 4,917.

In the interview, Goff also raved about another guy who didn’t end up in Arizona: Former teammate Kirk Cousins, who ended up being Von Miller’s consolation prize.

7 responses to “Jared Goff gets what he wanted: No Kirk Cousins in NFC West

  1. .
    The NFC West should be a highly competitive division. We may see a changing of the guard with the 49ers and Rams looking more and more like the two favorites.

    BTW – early am typo on the last sentence. Obviously the QB referenced was Case Keenum and not Cousins.
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  2. Rams are the CLEAR favorite. They won the division and have gotten even better. Its wishful thinking and quite a stretch to list the Niners as a co-favorite. The Jimmy G fanboy bandwagon is delusional. How about the Niners win some games first.Rams were 11-5….Niners 6-10. The guard has already changed…Rams are the big dogs now….Niners should shoot for a wild card spot.

  3. “In the interview, Goff also raved about another guy who didn’t end up in Arizona: Former teammate Kirk Cousins, who ended up being Von Miller’s consolation prize.”

    CASE KEENUM?

  4. Yep the whole Packer Nation just peed their pants. I cant wait, Rodgers and the Pack against Cousins and the Vikings D… Should be a hellofa next few years! Remember the Vikings still have 20 million in cap spacePLUS over 6 million when the Floyd process is over. he will retire with a couple Million in his pocket and Vikings will retain his 6.7 Million.
    The Vikings finally have a young ELITE QB. Hasn’t been like that since the 90’s With Culpepper and moss. Too bad he blew his knee, he was a great QB.. Plus the Vikings have had enough of crippled QB’s

  5. Yep the whole Packer Nation just peed their pants.
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    While it’s an interesting signing, I thought the other CK did a great job for you guys last year and I don’t see the gap between the two being as big as Viking nation makes it out to be.

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