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By: Matt Urben

Upon being hired by the Atlanta Falcons, head coach Raheem Morris wisely prioritized the quarterback position above all others. On the opening day of the 2024 league year, the Falcons signed QB Kirk Cousins to a four-year, $180 million contract.

Morris understands how tough it is to find a quarterback in this league and his familiarity with Cousins made Atlanta a good fit for both parties.

Washington drafted Cousins in 2012 when Morris was on the staff along with 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, Packers head coach Matt LeFleur and Rams coach Sean McVay.

On Tuesday, Morris was interviewed on the Pat McAfee and explained why Cousins is a good fit in Atlanta. “I knew Kirk from when he was a rookie when I was in DC with those guys and Sean coached him,” said Morris.

“I’ve been around this guy for a very long time — had a real familiarity with his ability to do what he can do and I just thought it was an outstanding match for us,” Morris concluded.

Cousins is a more seasoned passer than any QB the Falcons have started over the last two seasons. His presence will help the team utilize its many offensive weapons, including Drake London, Kyle Pitts and Bijan Robinson.

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Originally posted on Falcons Wire