Kirk Cousins, Falcons
Home » Blog » Kirk Cousins moving on from Falcons drafting Michael Penix Jr.

Kirk Cousins moving on from Falcons drafting Michael Penix Jr.

It’s been a few weeks since the Atlanta Falcons made the puzzling move to select former Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. with the eighth overall pick in this year’s draft.

It came after the Falcons chose to ink Pro Bowl quarterback Kirk Cousins to a four-year, $180 million deal in free agency. Despite all the lingering criticism, Cousins pushed back at all the negative chatter during a recent interview on the “Bussin’ With the Boys” podcast.

“I don’t think it’s helpful. We’re trying to win a Super Bowl, and it’s hard enough. It’s hard enough. Let’s all be on the same page and try and go win a Super Bowl,” Cousins said via ESPN.


Want $250 to bet on the NFL?

Sign up today!


Although it’s easy to construct a negative narrative around the situation, Cousins is choosing to look beyond the negative optics. His sole focus lies on getting back onto the field and being able to help lead the Falcons to the playoffs and potentially further than that.

Even with that in mind, Cousins voiced that he doesn’t give any thought about his free agency planning potentially being different if he knew the Falcons’ draft plans ahead of time.


Read: Nico Collins – Texans Offense Will Be ‘Real Dangerous’


“I don’t really deal in hypotheticals,” he said. “We could go down that path for a long time, in a lot of ways. It just doesn’t do us any good. So, I’m excited for this opportunity I have. I think it’s a real privilege to be a quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons, and I’m trying to make good on the opportunity given me, with the way I work each day and the way we play this fall.”

Penix is in the fold now, but it doesn’t appear to have altered Cousins’ approach to his new surroundings.

  • 100%