The Washington Redskins have been on the rise over the past few years, and quarterback Kirk Cousins has had a big role in that. Not satisfied with their Wild Card exit last season, he wants to see the franchise become a perennial winner, much like the San Antonio Spurs.
Here's the full quote from Cousins' presser a few weeks back:
#ICYMI: 8/14/16https://t.co/8dkekIYVP0 pic.twitter.com/kIwpDazipl— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) September 1, 2016
The team, catching wind of the story, surprised Cousins a few weeks later with a jersey of his own. He shows both sides of it below, which is good so that we're not left wondering whether it's just an old Patty Mills or Roger Mason one.
One step closer to being the San Antonio Spurs of the @NFL: https://t.co/hL94t10s4R— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) September 1, 2016
(Thanks @spurs!) pic.twitter.com/lhXWb25c05
I agree with this piece by Erler from a few years back that the Patriots, for all their success and the continuity they've sustained at quarterback and coach, are not the Spurs of the NFL. It's hard to imagine any football team earning such a title. Still, you can't fault Cousins for his lofty goals or his good taste in sports organizations.