'Farewell, Washington:' Kirk Cousins says goodbye to Redskins fans in blog post

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As the beginning of free agency draws closer, some of the NFL's top players are stepping up their public recruitment of coveted quarterback Kirk Cousins.

At least two NFL teams are willing to give Cousins a three-year, fully-guaranteed contract, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Kirk Cousins is officially moving on, but his next destination remains unknown.

Cousins wrote about his roots in the D.C. area and what leaving will mean to him. "We have great direction with the Denver Broncos - I said it 50 million times". Cousins has more potential but Keenum will be much, much cheaper.

"Bridgewater should be in high demand between the Dolphins, Jaguars, and whichever teams lose out in the Cousins sweepstakes".

Cousins said his goodbyes in a classy note and thanked his coaches, teammates and the organization for his six seasons in Washington.

The Vikings have said they are going to offer Cousins a three year, $91 million dollars fully guaranteed deal. Time proved otherwise and taught me that there are no guarantees in this business - if you work hard and learn from your mistakes, good things can happen.

This time, he has the opportunity to earn life-changing money few journeymen ever see.

The Vikings, Bills, Jets, Broncos and Cardinals are among the teams most desperate for quarterback help this offseason. They can finish second in their attempt to nab Minnesota quarterback Case Keenum.

The 26-year-old Johnson tweeted the following to Cousins on Friday: "c'mon ... stop messing with every1 & tell them you're coming to the desert".

Cousins spent the last four seasons with the Washington team, and was the starting qb since the 2015 season. That would be unheard of in the National Football League where teams usually guarantee the first two or three years of a deal for top free agents, but then tack on more unguaranteed years to the deal that act essentially as team options.

Why does every decent quarterback who either approaches free agency or hits the open market automatically have to make more than the last guy who signed did?