Jay Cutler’s sweet ride drew plenty of attention last week at Chicago Bears training camp. But it appears he’s not the only NFL quarterback driving around in a kickass conversion van.
Washington Redskins backup Kirk Cousins has been rolling lately in his roomy 2000 Chevrolet Express Explorer. But he’s not trying to shove his wealth in your face, dear reader. It turns out he’s secretly been a fan of vans his entire life.
Cousins wasn’t trying to make a lifestyle statement with his new wheels. The van was his grandfather’s, a limited-edition 2000 model that Cousins had always admired when he visited his grandparents. His grandfather passed away at the age of 86 during the offseason, and his grandmother no longer needed the vehicle.
“So I said why don’t I buy it off you?” Cousins recalled. “It’ll serve us well, because my wife and I each have a car, but then when people come into town it’ll kind of be a third car. And it’s perfect for driving the hour-and-a-half from Ashburn to the games. And then they can tailgate, and they’ve got a TV in there, and you can kind of carry luggage in there. So it works well when visitors come to town for games, and Julie and I will take it on road trips in the offseason.”
Yes. That is fantastic. It’s also the perfect vehicle to for Robert Griffin III to ride in the back of after suffering his next inevitable season-ending injury.
Cousins is quite a teammate. Always looking out for others, even if they’re ahead of him on the depth chart. Almost makes one forget about his weird obsession with vans.
[H/T: DC Sports Bog]
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