Kirk Cousins tags Jets and Vikings in Instagram post

Kirk Cousins tags Jets and Vikings in Instagram post

Cousins released a letter on his website thanking the team and Redskins fans for his six seasons spent in the District.

This is peak offseason tea leaves-reading: On Monday, Kirk Cousins penned a blog post bidding farewell to Washington before free agency gets underway.

"Knowing I will not be putting on a Redskins jersey next season, it's hard to look back at all that's taken place and not become emotional", Cousins said.

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He said he'd be forever grateful to former coach Mike Shanahan for drafting him, three rounds after they selected quarterback Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick. "My family and I will always have a piece of Washington deep in our hearts". That deal would make him the highest-paid quarterback in the National Football League if he gets it. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that at least two teams - and possibly three - are willing to give him a contract like that. Or, alternatively, they're trying to get Case Keenum to accept a Bortlesque offer to remain in the job that landed in his lap previous year - and that he performed admirably, for most of the season. But this also could be Cousins having some fun with all of us in his first time enjoying freedom after being franchise tagged the past two years. Skins didn't think he was worth that.

Along with the Vikings, the New York Jets, Denver Broncos, and Arizona Cardinals are expected to be contenders is the Cousins sweepstakes, according to Austin Knoblauch of NFL.com. In the tags below the text, the words "Vikings" and "Jets" were both included- but a few minutes later, "Vikings" and "Jets" were removed from the post.

With the legal tampering period underway, Cousins is now free to talk to whoever he wants after six years in the nation's capital.

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