Denver Broncos have a tough quarterback situation, changing three starters at the position in 2017. Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch, and Brock Osweiler failed to find success and the team will have to do something about it. The first step, according to the multiple reports, is pursuing Kirk Cousins in the free agency.
“The Broncos have made it clear to those close to Cousins that they’re ready to make a big offer.” – reported Sporting News’ Eric Galko. Other media like ESPN, Yahoo Sports, and SiriusXM Radio have all reported that Cousins in Broncos jersey is a possibility.You can check the way that would look like below.
Kirk Cousins in orange and blue? It might soon become reality for the #Broncos
— Zack Kelberman (@Kelberman247) December 21, 2017
Even the team’s general manager John Elway stated that Broncos need to get better at the position.
“We expect to have an answer there, however that goes,” – Elway said about his QB plans. “I think that thought process makes me think we’re going to have a better year. Because the fact is we’ve got to figure out how to get that position playing better. … There is no doubt we’ve got to get better at that position. For us to have a chance to get better, we’ve got to get better at that position.“
Washington Redskins were trying to work a long-term deal with Kirk Cousins in 2016 and 2017, but had to use the franchise tag to keep him on one-year deals in both of those years. Now the Redskins don’t have a choice and will either have to give Cousins a big long-term offer or let him walk away. The Broncos are there, waiting.
Cousins was drafted by the Redskins in 2012 NFL Draft with the 105 overall pick. In his first three years with the team, Cousins was getting small opportunities, but it wasn’t until 2015 when he showed his full potential. Since then, he had three consecutive seasons where he passed for over 4,000 yards.