A typical AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Reddit carries with it some unpredictability. Whoever is being asked the questions — and this can be literally anybody, from celebrities to athletes to someone who has been on Judge Judy — will face many inquiries about what they're most known for, but will also be interrogated about things that are totally unrelated.
On Thursday, Kirk Cousins participated in one, and he covered a litany of topics ranging from very insightful discussions on the NFL to whether or not a hot dog qualifies as a sandwich. Here are some of the best parts of the thread, alternating from serious to non-serious...
On him and RG3's working relationship:
"We have a very good relationship and it's been that way since day 1. I remember the first day we met, after the draft, getting to the hotel for rookie mini-camp and he was helping me with some cut-ups on his laptop, showing me plays and that kind of helped and our working relationship continued all the through for four years. Up until the very last week against the Packers, as we worked together to win that game. I know he will be successful with whatever he does. He's very intelligent and a hard-worker and those two things carry you pretty far."
On what he does when anxiously awaiting games that start later than 1 o'clock:
"There's a lot more time in the hotel room where I'm just sitting and twiddling my thumbs. It gets pretty annoying. I just end up sitting in the hotel room and I watch some film on my iPad, I take notes and draw plays. I draw plays over and over in my journal until the whole page is just filled with chicken scratches of plays and then usually, my brain is just fried and it gets to a point where you've crammed everything in that you can cram. Then I turn on the TV and watch Netflix and watch an Office episode to kind of clear my head before I get on the bus and go to the stadium. So, there's a balance of preparation and just trusting it and resting."
On his favorite victory of this past season:
"I think the fact that on the day after Christmas, we won the NFC East in a very well-played game and we won at the Eagles. I thought that was a very gratifying moment and at the time, I said that it was probably the most satisfied I've felt as a football player and I would probably still stand by that comment now."
On a very important debate about breakfast foods:
"Good pancakes beat good waffles everyday."
On what it's like playing in the NFC East:
"What I was thinking the other day about this is that what makes the NFC [East] unique is that the four teams have a major history, they go way back. The Redskins were founded in I believe 1932; the Cowboys are considered "America's Team". The Eagles have history that goes way back and a loyal fanbase, and the Giants are the Giants! I mean, how many divisions have four iconic NFL organizations like that? So whether the teams are 3-13 or 13-3, they're gonna have a lot of coverage, there's gonna be a lot of interest, a lot of discussion, and a lot of excitement, and I think that's why it's a huge privilege to play in that kind of a division."
On whether a hot dog is also a sandwich:
"I've never been asked that question before, and I'm shocked that the rest of the world has never asked me that question in 27 years of life. They gotta be, right? It's between two pieces of bread...I'm gonna go yes, but I'm more liberal than most in the sandwich framework."
On team owner Dan Snyder:
"Nobody wants to win more than Mr. Snyder. I've been around him for 4 years now, and I've seen his passion for the game, and I've seen his frustration after losses in the locker room; I've seen how celebratory he is after wins. He really lives and dies with each game, and he's a true fan. I think that's what you want as a player, someone who cares about your team at the top, someone who cares about winning, and that's Mr. Snyder down to the core."
On his golf game:
"My handicap - I've never actually sat down and calculated because I'm not quite to that level yet, but I shoot in the 90's. I would put my handicap somewhere in the high teens, but maybe even right around 20. I played in a Redskins golf tournament last spring, which we won, as a group. It was a scramble. As a result of winning, I now get to go to the Super Bowl of golf in Scottsdale in April and play with the same group against the winners of the other 31 teams tournaments that they had as well, last spring. So, we'll represent the Redskins in April out in Scottsdale."