One thing is clear, Kirk Cousins is leaving the Washington Redskins. The only question left now is where he is signing next.
“I am filled with gratitude over the unwavering support and devotion from you, the fans, both on and off the field,” Cousins wrote in his blog. “I’ll never forget how you stormed Redskins Park at 3 a.m. to welcome us home from Philadelphia after clinching the NFC East in 2015.”
He thanked Mike Shanahan for taking a chance on him in the 2012 draft, and the for friendships developed with his teammates over the years.
“I’ll miss Trent Williams’ clever one-liners at a teammate’s poor fashion choices (mostly mine) … breakfast with Scherff and Sundberg …Tress Way’s trivia games … Ryan Kerrigan’s consistency … Jordan Reed’s horrible ping pong (but amazing routes) … Chatting with Jamison Crowder & Josh Doctson in the cold tub …“Dunkin’ Fridays” with Colt McCoy… and on and on,” he added.
He wrote that this would be the first time in 11 years where he has full control of where he wants to play. And although he stopped short of naming the NFL team, there are certainly forerunners to the Cousins sweepstakes.
However, Master Tesfasion, an eagle-eyed Bleacher Report senior writer, spotted the tags which include the Jets and the Vikings. “Kirk Cousins tagged “Vikings” and “Jets” in his farewell post to Washington,” he wrote.
Cousins has long been linked with the Vikings as NFL teams are set to contact free agents on Monday to deliver their respective pitches. But there are others out there that are desperate to sign a big-name quarterback such as the Broncos, Cardinals, Bills, and the Jets.
In the last three seasons, Cousins recorded 81 touchdown passes and 4,000 yards each season. In the last two years, he was given the franchise tag by the Redskins but is poised to make good money in a free agency market that is undernourished for quarterbacks.