Sean McVay: Kirk Cousins is a guy you can win a championship with

Kirk Cousins could earn $25-plus million on a new, long-term deal.

As the new head coach of the Los Angeles Rams, Sean McVay is no longer coaching Kirk Cousins. Still, McVay might be Cousins’ biggest fan.

In an interview with Chris Cooley and Kevin Sheehan on ESPN 980 in Washington, McVay praised his now former quarterback.

“When you look at Kirk over the course of his career, and really throughout his life, he’s been a guy that’s continually responded to challenges in a way that makes you believe in him,” McVay said. “When you’re around somebody like this — you see the work ethic, you see the intrinsic motivation that he has and you see just how important it is [to him] — it’s why you love doing what you do as a coach. He’s an example as a player of why I got into this in the first place. And that’s what we’re hoping to do with [Jared] Goff out there in L.A.”

McVay also said that Cousins was “a guy you can absolutely win a championship with.”

Reading that, Cousins may want to hire McVay as his agent. The former Washington Redskins offensive coordinator certainly believes in the pending free agent.

The hard work certainly paid off for Cousins. Over the 2015 and 2016 seasons, he threw for 9,083 yards, completing 68.3 percent of his passes with 54 touchdowns and 23 interceptions. Those numbers will unquestionably help Cousins receive a big pay day when free agency starts.

They also helped McVay get hired as an NFL head coach weeks before his 31st birthday. So, McVay certainly has plenty of reasons to be thankful for Cousins and his work ethic, as well.