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.