There was a lot of offseason hub-bub circulating around Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and his contract situation with the team.
In the end, Cousins decided it was best to opt for the short-term, one-year franchise deal with the Redskins. But Cousins attributed his decision making to God.
“I prayed about it, and I do believe that the Lord, at least in my life, likes to use one-year contracts and not long-term contracts, Cousins said via Ted Allen of Liberty University News Service. He likes to take me to the edge of the Red Sea and have me see there is water in front of me, there are mountains on either side, and there are Egyptians chasing me from behind. And He wants me to sit there for a moment and go, ‘God, You better show up.’ And then He parts the Red Sea and He’s done that time and again in my life, on the football field and off the football field.”
Cousins is openly a man of faith and felt his calling was not to commit to Washington for the long haul. At least this seems to be his mindset right now.
At the end of the 2017 season, Cousins will again be faced with a major career decision. If he has a big year, Cousins will be one of the most sought after free agents on the market. Washington would be at a major disadvantage without Cousins on the roster moving forward.
Cousins finished the 2016 season as the third-highest rated quarterback in the league. We will see where God leads him to once the 2017 NFL season concludes.