Kirk Cousins’ main priority in search for new team is winning
Quarterback Kirk Cousins is set to hit the open market as the most sought-after player at his position in free agency that will likely attract many suitors.
There will be many different factors at play in Cousins decision-making process on the next venture of his career. However, the 29-year-old recently revealed during an interview on ESPN that the overwhelming influence on the process will be his desire to win.
“I think it’s pretty simple: I want to win. Being that I have been franchise tagged twice already I am pretty good financially. I don’t need to make all about the money although it’s still a business. I do think it comes down to winning at the end of the day. When I finish playing, I want my legacy being a guy that wins a lot of games and ultimately win a championship. That will be the No. 1 factor and the only factor. There are a lot of variables that affect your chance to win, but ultimately it’s going to be about where we can win.”
Cousins is expected to be in line to receive a lucrative offer from several teams in free agency that should make money a less than important factor for where he winds up playing. However, there are a few teams that will present the opportunity for him to win at a high level over the duration of his next deal.
This could see the Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals move to the front of that conversation. The Broncos have a stout defense in place with steady veterans on offense with two Pro Bowl wide receivers in Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals possess a uniquely talented roster on both sides of the ball for him to step in and help lift them back into playoff contention. Although the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns have struggled over the last few seasons, there is potential there for him to help turn the franchises around.
The 29-year-old will have several options in front of him, which could make this a difficult process in deciding where he wants to play for the next chapter of his career.