Kirk Cousins wants the Washington Redskins to embody the San Antonio Spurs. While the Redskins might not be able to copy everything, at least Cousins will be able to look the part.
The Spurs sent Cousins a customized jersey with his name and number on it. It’s safe to say Cousins liked that.
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) September 1, 2016
The Spurs clearly appreciated Cousins’ comments from earlier in August when he said he wants the Redskins to be the NFL’s version of the most consistent organization in the NBA.
“I’ve told my teammates that I’d like to be the San Antonio Spurs of the NFL,” Cousins said, according to ESPN’s John Keim. “Be super boring and maybe people at the end of the season just go, ‘Wow, they really had a good year and no one really talked about it.’”
The Spurs are definitely not the flashiest team to watch, but they’re arguably the most successful franchise in the NBA since 1999, winning five championships within the past 17 years.
Cousins and the Redskins offense might be a bit more explosive when compared to San Antonio’s methodical play. Washington ranked 10th in the NFL in scoring last season with an average of 24.3 points per game and Cousins threw for 4,166 yards and 29 touchdowns during a breakout fourth season.
To be the Spurs means to sustain success, which is something Washington hasn’t done recently. The Redskins have only five playoff appearances since 1999 and haven’t gotten past the divisional round in any of those appearances. That’ll have to change if Cousins hopes to be half of what the Spurs have been on the hardwood.