Denver Broncos: In-League QBs to look at for 2022

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Kirk Cousins, Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos offseason, QB Kirk Cousins. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports /

Kirk Cousins, QB, Minnesota Vikings

A few short years ago, the Vikes broke NFL free agency and gave Kirk Daniel Cousins about $750 million in guarantees to quarterback the Vikings.

Since then, the team has largely underachieved, but not because of Cousins.

He’s been wildly efficient in his three years in Minnesota, posting a total of 91 TDs on 29 INTs.

In 2020, the Vikings actually had a top 10 offense, but their defense was one of the worst in the league, so the team’s lack of success wasn’t because of Cousins.

In fact, he’s been their most consistent player since he arrived in Minnesota.  Cousins does get a bad rap from not being able to ‘win big games,’ but I’m not sure he’d have that issue in Denver.

In Denver, Kirk Cousins would have the best supporting cast he’s ever had, so the pressure of ‘winning the big game’ would be much less, given that the Broncos’ roster is stacked.

Sure, Cousins isn’t known for willing his team to victory, but he’s a quality, above-average starter who would make the Broncos better.

Even further, there’s a clear connection here with former Vikings executive George Paton, and the Vikings drafted Kellen Mond in the 2021 NFL Draft, so the writing may be on the wall for Cousins’ eventual departure.