Broncos linebacker Von Miller gushed about Kirk Cousins after the Redskins’ quarterback threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Denver in Washington’s home finale.
“Kirk is a great quarterback,” Miller said. “I’ll say that every day of the week. A lot of teams would . . . literally kill to have a quarterback like that. The list [of Cousins’s suitors] is long. We’ll cross that bridge if we ever get to it.”
The bridge is getting closer after the Redskins traded Tuesday for Kansas City Chiefs veteran Alex Smith, a deal that will not be officially announced until the start of the league year on March 14. During an interview on the “Dan Patrick Show” from the Super Bowl’s Radio Row outside Minneapolis on Wednesday, Miller was asked if he would recruit Cousins if he walked on set right then.
“Nah, I’d play it cool,” Miller said. “Play it cool. I talked to him before. He knows exactly how I feel about Kirk Cousins and what he would mean to our team and what he would mean to a lot of teams. He’s the hot quarterback on the market right now.”
“So you’ve had a conversation?” Patrick asked.
“Yeah, I’ve had a conversation with Kirk,” said Miller, who seems to occasionally pronounce Cousins’s first name “Kurt” a la Bruce Allen. “Yeah, we need Kirk. I would like to have Kirk. We have great quarterbacks now. Kirk could take us over the edge, but that’s the National Football League. It’s a lot of teams that need Kirk. It’s a lot of teams that need a great quarterback. Whatever team he ends up with will be a different team.”
Patrick pointed out that Cousins wouldn’t have to worry about Miller sacking him if he signed with the Broncos.
“I almost had him three times when we played him,” Miller said of the Redskins’ 27-11 win in December.
Miller isn’t the only Broncos player who has made his interest in Denver acquiring Cousins known. During an interview with NFL Network earlier this month, fellow linebacker Brandon Marshall told host Andrew Siciliano that he expected General Manager John Elway to address Denver’s quarterback situation by signing a free agent this offseason. Siciliano asked if he had anyone in mind.
“Uhhh, I mean, it’s a couple guys out there, you know,” Marshall said with a smile. “We played against a guy in Week 16 that was pretty good. There’s a couple guys out there.”
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