You'd think throwing for 4,166 yards, tossing 29 touchdowns, setting a couple of franchise records and leading the Redskins on a surprise run to the playoffs would be enough for Kirk Cousins to be widely known amongst all Burgundy and Gold supporters. Apparently, though, some people still aren't exactly sure how to spell the name of the quarterback who has had a very memorable and productive year for the team.
Check out this piece of fan mail that the signal caller tweeted about on Monday, in which his first name is totally butchered by the person who sent it to him:
My first name can be a little tricky, but this fan mail that came in to Redskins Park is a first! Haha pic.twitter.com/GhCYHVAVSd
— Kirk Cousins (@KirkCousins8) January 4, 2016
Sometimes during a TV broadcast of 'Skins' games, announcers and analysts will accidentally call #8 "Kurt Cousins," "Kirt Cousins," or "Kirk Cousin." But we all misspeak from time to time, so those are understandable. This envelope, however, where the sender typed out Cousins' name, had a chance to proofread it, printed it out after giving his/her work the nod of approval and saying to his/herself, "Yep, I definitely want to send this to Kirt Cousins, not Kirk," then put it in the mail is a bit harder to understand. Was being the subject of a world famous Vine and winning the NFC East title not enough?
On the bright side, if the 27-year-old is feeling down about the typo, it looks like he can go to one of his favorite local restaurants, a place that definitely knows who he is:
— SHAKE SHACK (@shakeshack) January 4, 2016
Maybe one day, if Cousins continues to progress, he'll show up alongside Kirt in one of those State Farm commercials that include Chris and Cliff Paul. But, until then, this will just go down as another funny moment in the Year of Kirk.