Kirk Cousins didn’t get the memo that players aren’t supposed to give maximum effort in the Pro Bowl.
After throwing a game-deciding pick in the red zone late in the fourth quarter, most quarterbacks would have been content to unbuckle their chinstrap and let their teammates make the tackle.
Cousins is a gritty gym rat who doesn’t know how to give anything less 110%, even in the most meaningless of all professional sports exhibitions. He ran 80 yards down the field to chase down the play from behind and stripped Aqib Talib clean. The AFC recovered the fumble, but that’s not the point.
Cousins putting it all on the line in the Pro Bowl may be a great example for kids, but it’s a terrible example for quarterbacks attempting to negotiate a long term contract.
Nothing drives the price down like a separated throwing shoulder suffered on a meaningless tackle in the Pro Bowl. Luckily, Captain Kirk escaped unharmed.
Here’s the play:
Kirk Cousins can’t close in the fourth quarter of a regular season game and now the Pro Bowl pic.twitter.com/4WuULi9IV4
— Abdul Memon (@abdulamemon) January 30, 2017