Kirk Cousins And Mike Shanahan Were Almost Broncos

Kirk Cousins
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Wild news was released this Monday morning per The Gazette following the loss to the Browns over the weekend. The shocking report says Mike Shanahan was almost once again the coach for the Broncos after a 13-year stint in the late 90s and early 2000s (95-08). Leading them to back to back Super Bowls in ’97 and ’98 with now GM John Elway. The most shocking part about all of this is that Kirk Cousins would have been willing to play for the Broncos. He would have signed in the offseason for a discounted deal, only if Shanahan was named coach.

The move would have been great for the Broncos bringing in an offensive guru to help guide the QB that he drafted out in Washington. It would have been a match made in heaven. A young quarterback reunites with his old head coach who drafted him at the coach’s old stomping grounds. Sounds like something straight out of a storybook.

Sadly the deal fell apart due to the fact that the board of Bowlen trustees denied the contract proposed for Mike Shanahan, and the rest was history.