Broncos Film Room: Is Kirk Cousins worth the massive contract he’ll demand?

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The Denver Broncos face off against the Washington Redskins’ beat up offense on Sunday. With both teams already out of the playoff race, what most people will be watching is Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins, the 2018 offseason's potential big fish in the free agent market. Possibly the biggest quarterback to reach free agency since Peyton Manning.

Cousins isn’t “The Sheriff, ” but he’s no slouch either. He comes into this game on a "down season" with a 2.6 touchdown-to-interception ratio and 3,636 passing yards through 14 games, the type of numbers that would make any Broncos fan smile if that’s what their quarterback was doing. To put those figures in perspective, John Elway passed for more yards than Cousins currently has three times in his illustrious 16-year career, and never topped that TD-to-INT ratio.

The ball still remains in the Redskins' court, as they could franchise the quarterback for an unprecedented third time and all this becomes mute, but make no mistake, Cousins is being watched by everyone this week with a different eye.

The Redskins signal-caller is an intriguing QB, and he’ll have a lot of the offensive burden riding on his shoulders this week against a Broncos defense that’s getting back on track.

We dove into the film on Cousins to get a better look at what to expect from him this week and to get a better idea of if he's worth the type of contract he'll be demanding this offseason.

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