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Joe Theismann On The Skins Re-Signing Kirk Cousins: "It Would've Been A Big Nut To Swallow"

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Quarterback Kirk Cousins and the Skins had been at a contract impasse for quite some time, but that ended today with Cousins signing with the Vikings for a reported three years and $84 million. Former Washington QB Joe Theismann went on D.C. sports radio to discuss why the team let Cousins walk, and appeared to mix the idioms “a tough nut to crack” and “a hard pill to swallow.” Hate when that happens.

Theismann told 106.7 The Fan:

Kirk’s deal is what it is. It played out the way he wanted it to. He’s at a football team that wants him. It’s not the Redskins didn’t want him, but I think it would’ve been a big nut to swallow.


The essence of Theismann’s remarks comes around 1:25 of the clip:

H/t to Jack

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