If Redskins quarterback and free-agent-to-be Kirk Cousins signs with Denver this offseason, he and Broncos linebacker Von Miller might celebrate their new union with a big bowl of cereal.
Miller, who sang Cousins’s praises during an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show” during Super Bowl week, dropped into the comments thread of Cousins’s recent Instagram post about the cereals the quarterback was raised on to say that he grew up eating the same two varieties. What are the odds?!
“Raised eating both,” Miller commented on Cousins’s photo of Frosted Mini Wheats (an excellent cereal that cracks former Wizards forward and cereal aficionado Trevor Booker’s top three) and Cracklin’ Oat Bran (a less excellent cereal that should crack no one’s top 30).
“Nothing but the best,” Cousins replied.
One day later, Cousins posted a photo of a rainbow in Grand Cayman with a comment about how he loves a good rainbow.
Wouldn’t you know it, Miller LOVES rainbows, too! (The linebacker especially likes rainbows, I’m guessing, that lead from Ashburn to Denver with a pot of salary cap space, or Cracklin’ Oat Bran, at the end.)
Miller expressing his interest in Cousins coming to Denver is nothing new.
“Yeah, I’ve had a conversation with Kirk,” he told Patrick in Minneapolis ahead of Super Bowl LII earlier this month. “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.”
“It’s flattering to hear a player of Von’s caliber speak highly of me,” Cousins told TMZ. “It’s always nice to be wanted. I would enjoy gathering the information and talking with him and learning more about Denver along with the other teams that are out there.”
Cousins is having fun in the lead up to free agency. (There are worse ways to spend the offseason than eating Frosted Mini Wheats in Grand Cayman.) On Tuesday, Cousins posted a photo of himself with his infant son alongside a photo of a tease for a discussion on “SportsCenter” about the best spot for Cousins to land.
“Cooper & I are interested in hearing where the best spot is for us,” Cousins wrote. “We have no idea yet. #waiting”
On my friend Neil Greenberg’s list of the seven best landing spots for Cousins, Denver ranks fifth behind Minnesota, Jacksonville, Buffalo and Cleveland, which has the added perk of being only a 240-mile drive from Kellogg’s corporate headquarters in Battle Creek, Mich. Miller had better keep up his recruiting efforts.
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