Kirk Cousins hasn’t gotten the Redskins to the Super Bowl, but he’ll have a spot in the upcoming game anyway.
Cyprus Air has run ads in the past two Super Bowls featuring former Redskins great Joe Jacoby. There’s obviously a chance Cousins himself will soon be a former Redskin. Although he’s willing to be franchise-tagged for a third consecutive year, the high price tag ($34.47 million) makes that unlikely.
If Cousins is indeed headed into free agency, he’ll be a rare commodity as a franchise-caliber, free-agent QB. One of the quarterback-hungry teams who could use his skills is the Broncos, and some fans took the opportunity to do some lobbying Thursday.
The injury happened Wednesday in practice. Brady jammed the hand when a teammate accidentally ran into him, the Boston Herald reported, citing an unidentified source. The injury was painful enough that precautionary X-rays were taken and revealed no structural damage, the Herald added.
The Patriots said on their official injury report that Brady did not practice Thursday, and the team moved his scheduled news conference from Thursday to Friday.
The Boston Globe reported that it’s not entirely clear if this is a new injury caused by Wednesday’s collision or an old one that was aggravated.
The issue bubbled up on the day Brady was named the 2017 NFL MVP by the Professional Football Writers of America, his third PFWA MVP award. He is concluding one of his finest seasons, leading the NFL in passing yards (4,577) and throwing 32 touchdown passes.