BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Quarterback Kirk Cousins is expected to become a free agent during the offseason and Broncos linebacker Von Miller has already started recruiting him.
Miller has made no secret that he would be thrilled to have the quarterback with the Broncos next season.
“Yeah, we need Kirk. I’d like to have Kirk. We have great quarterbacks now. Kirk could take us over the edge,” Miller said in a radio interview on “The Dan Patrick Show” last week.
Cousins, who is expected to be the hottest player in NFL free agency, said he’s flattered by Miller’s praise.
“It’s flattering to hear a player of Von’s caliber speak nicely of me,” Cousins told TMZ Sports last week. “It’s always nice to be wanted. I would enjoy gathering the information and learning more about Denver.”
Miller isn’t the only player on the Broncos who would like to see Cousins in orange and blue.
Fellow linebacker Brandon Marshall told NFL Network last month that he would like to see Broncos general manager John Elway sign a free agent quarterback.
“Uh, I mean, it’s a couple guys out there, you know,” Marshall said. “We played against a guy in Week 16 that was pretty good. There’s a couple guys out there.”
Cousins added that he’s doing as much research as possible to make sure he makes the right decision.
Cousins is set to enter the free agent market after the Washington Redskins made a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs for quarterback Alex Smith.
Next season will be Cousins’ seventh year in the NFL. He threw for 4,093 yards and 27 touchdowns for the Redskins in 2017.