Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall appeared on NFL Network’s Up To The Minute this afternoon and was about as honest as you can get about the team's quarterback position.
In short, you can count him on the sign Kirk Cousins bandwagon forming in Broncos Country.
"We played against a guy Week 16 that's pretty good."— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) January 11, 2018
I asked Broncos LB Brandon Marshall @nflnetwork what John Elway will do at QB this offseason.
Hint, they played the Redskins.#UpToTheMinute pic.twitter.com/b1bfVuAm1W
NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano asked Marshall what he thinks that Broncos President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway will do this offseason to solve the quarterback issue, and he thinks he’s going to sign a veteran.
Marshall says they already have a former first-round pick on the roster(Paxton Lynch) and that drafting quarterbacks is a “toss up”, and thinks a veteran quarterback is a route Elway takes. This is something many of us, including myself, thinks Elway will do this offseason. He is all about quick fixes and signing someone like a say...Kirk Cousins...will totally be a quick fix.
Siciliano finished the interview asking Marshall who he thinks/hopes Elway signs this offseason. Marshall answered by saying there are a couple guys out there that he likes, but that they played a guy week 16 that was “pretty good”.
That guy being none other than Kirk Cousins.
Marshall and the Broncos witnessed what Cousins is capable of week 16 when Kirk Cousins threw for 299 yards and 3 touchdowns against the Broncos top-ranked defense. So I can see why Marshall and many fans think Cousins would be the perfect fit for the Broncos.
Now continuing the Cousins to the Broncos being a perfect fit theme, I give you NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks echoing what we have been saying.
They say with the Broncos top two wide receivers on the outside and with their top-ranked defense to back him up, that Cousins would be a perfect fit in Denver.
Again, I agree with this opinion. Cousins would instantly become one of the top quarterbacks in the AFC which would make the Broncos perennial playoff favorites for the next few years.
Hopefully, Marshall has some inside information on the Broncos game plan for the quarterback position this offseason. When you add his thoughts to the now multiple reports stating that the Broncos will be big-time players for Cousins and well all I can say is that where there is smoke, there is usually some fire.