Now it's official, Kirk Cousins is saying goodbye to Washington D.C.
Speculation of Cousins' separation from the Redskins begun when the team traded to obtain former Kansas City Cheifs QB Alex Smith at the end of January. After a month and a half of chatter, the free agent quarterback who served as Washington's starter for the past three seasons has released a statement to his official website.
"As I’m about to make one of the bigger decisions of my life, I’ll be saying goodbye to my familiar life as a Redskin. After calling Washington home for the past six years, the team has decided to move on to another option and, in turn, my family and I will be moving on as well," Cousins said as he opened the letter to Redskins fans. Read his full statement here.
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It is not yet known which team Cousins will play for next, but reports are saying that two teams are interested in offering him deals with the Minnesota Vikings being the primary talk.
As the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes heats up, sources say at least 2 teams are prepared to offer the free agent QB a 3-year, fully guaranteed contract if that’s what it takes. At least one other team will do a similar deal nearly fully guaranteed. Would make him the highest paid QB.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2018
The #Vikings have been considered to be in the driver’s seat for Kirk Cousins and that hasn’t changed (yet). The expectation is he takes at least 1 — maybe 2 — visits before signing. Cousins doesn’t want to be Brock Osweiler & end up in a bad fit.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2018
What an incredible 6 years here in Washington. My childhood dream of becoming an NFL quarterback came true in this amazing city, and I have been truly blessed! https://t.co/FbYuUcVYjI pic.twitter.com/MJjH5f9cXH— Kirk Cousins (@KirkCousins8) March 12, 2018