Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins put up video game numbers in Sunday night’s victory over the Green Bay Packers, completing 21 of 30 passes for 375 yards and three touchdowns. It was a great performance for a man currently on a one-year deal who has made his desire for a long-term contract known.
Perhaps knowing his negotiating position was strong, he then had an intense postgame encounter with Redskins general manager Scott McCloughan after the game.
“How you like me know?” Cousins twice asked his general manager at peak volume before tussling his hair. The question is obviously some part of the “you like that” canon.
“I’m always trying to prove myself and I’m always going to be evaluated as long as I play this game,” Cousins told reporters.
Emotions are understandably high after key victories, so there’s a chance Cpt. Kirk just got a little carried away with his volume and wasn’t trying to send a message. There’s also a chance the hair thing was part of some Michael Scott-approved negotiating program.
Either way, we learned Cousins’ penchant for shouted questions is still a thing. Maybe if this football thing doesn’t work out he can get a spot with the White House press pool where his demand for answers could yield public good.