While fans on both sides of the Atlantic are excited about the Redskins playing in London next season, that enthusiasm isn’t shared by everyone.
Namely the coaches and players, who are locked into the "here and now" as their playoff push begins.
“I have zero thoughts on that,” quarterback Kirk Cousins said. “I really haven’t even had one second of thought about it. It’s so far away, and as I’ve said before, in this league, man, I try to focus on the day, the week.”
Cousins added: “My contract ends after this season, so I’m just focused on right now—here and now—and trying to make the most of it.”
Earlier Wednesday, the NFL announced that the Redskins will face the Bengals on Oct. 30th. There’s also a chance that Washington will face the Rams the previous week. If that happens, the Redskins would become the first team to play back-to-back regular season games overseas.
Jay Gruden echoed his quarterback sentiments, adding that he just heard the news as he came off the practice field.
“That’ll be exciting next year,” Gruden said. “I really could [not] care less at this time. We’re trying to get a victory against a very good New York Giants team in an important game. We’ll deal with that …when it comes.”
Offensive captain Trent Williams, meantime, said he isn't real big on international travel.
"I guess it's exciting," Williams said. "I don't know, I'm not a big out-of-the-country guy. We could play all the games here, stateside, and I would be ecstatic. But we'll see; I'm open to new things."