Falcons: Kirk Cousins would relish the chance to play with Bill Belichick

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The Falcons coaching search still has a ways to go. Most coaches still need to interview in person, and some have yet to interview at all. If you’re expecting something to become official in the coming days, don’t hold your breath. With that being said, a clear frontrunner has emerged in Bill Belichick.

Belichick met in person 1-on-1 with Arthur Blank, and on Thursday, it was reported he will interview with the Falcons a second time, this time with Rich McKay and Terry Fontenot in the room. He’s the first candidate to receive a second interview, and while usually that wouldn’t mean much, Belichick has been connected to the Falcons since before they even fired Arthur Smith.

If Bill Belichick is indeed named the next head coach of the Falcons, the next venture will be figuring out the quarterback position. As Matt Ryan mentioned, Belichick isn’t going to want to go after a rookie. He’s going to want a proven signal caller to operate his offense, and there aren’t many inspiring free agent options.

But there is one… or maybe two… but there’s definitely one. His name is Kirk Cousins. Before going down with a season-ending Achilles injury, Kirk was a bonafide top-10 QB.

Now, the Vikings seem to be keen on retaining him, and why wouldn’t they? He’s the best quarterback they’ve had in over a decade, but he gets to make his own decision, and he might just prefer playing with the greatest coach of all time.

“I’m not going to turn down an opportunity to play with a future Hall of Fame coach, but we’ll have to see where March leads,” Cousins said, via CBS Sports. “It’s just a lot of unknowns right now.”

The prospect of Bill Belichick joining the Falcons and teaming up with Kirk Cousins would silence a lot of the naysayers. The two biggest problems with the Falcons last year were Arthur Smith and Desmond Ridder, and they still won seven games. Bill Belichick is an infinitely better coach than Arthur Smith, and Kirk Cousins is an infinitely better quarterback than Desmond Ridder. There’s no question the Falcons would be a significantly better team. Anyone saying otherwise is a fool.

Photographer: Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire

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