Kirk Cousins Rumors: Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins / David Berding/GettyImages
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What are some of the most notable Kirk Cousins rumors floating around as the Minnesota Vikings and the rest of the league get ready for the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine?

At this point in the 2024 NFL offseason, we're in the thick of speculation season, and whether people like it or not, it seems like there is a fresh batch of Kirk Cousins rumors almost every day about where the current Minnesota Vikings quarterback might end up this year.

Since Cousins is currently expected to be the top quarterback available when free agency begins in the second week in March, there are a number of teams around the NFL who could be interested in signing him this offseason.

There will likely be an overflow of Cousins rumors to come out of next week's NFL Scouting Combine, but that doesn't mean there hasn't been plenty of speculation and rumors about the Vikings quarterback during the last few days.

Some of the latest rumors and buzz surrounding Cousins have linked the quarterback to teams like the Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Atlanta Falcons.

But let's not waste any additional time, and let's get right into everything.

NFL Insider says the Denver Broncos could make a run to sign Kirk Cousins

During an appearance on "The Rich Eisen Show" on Friday, NFL Media's Tom Pelissero had the following to say about the Denver Broncos making an attempt to sign Cousins this offseason.

"I would think that [Denver] is going to look at all of these free agent quarterbacks [this offseason]. I wouldn't even rule out the possibility that the Broncos would make a run at Kirk Cousins.

...If [Broncos head coach Sean Payton] believes Kirk Cousins gives them the best chance to compete in a really, really tough division that now has Jim Harbaugh in it too, I wouldn't take anything off the table."

Pelissero also mentioned how Payton has typically preferred to operate his offense with a veteran quarterback and that his teams in the past have been willing to be aggressive to acquire players regardless of how much it might negatively impact the organization's future financial situation.

As for Denver's current financial situation, they are more than $16 million over the salary cap as of Friday, according to So they would have to do some significant salary cap magic in order to even make an offer to Cousins.

It's interesting that Pelissero mentioned the Broncos because he likely wouldn't unless he recently heard the team at least had an interest in pursuing Cousins this year.

Denver's chances of landing the veteran quarterback still seem low heading into the Combine, but they are at least now a team to keep an eye on during the next few weeks.