Kirk Cousins is in an unpredictable sitaution that has nothing to do with his future contract.
He and his wife Julie are expecting their first child, which is awesome, but baby Cousins is due during Week 2 of the upcoming NFL season. Depending on when the little one decides to debut, that could present a scheduling conflict for the family that Cousins isn't sure how to handle.
Speaking to ESPN's Adam Schefter on his podcast, the Redskins quarterback said he's eagerly awaiting the NFL schedule release next month. Specifically, he's crossing his fingers for a home game in Week 2 so he'll have a better chance of being present for the birth.
"There’s no doubt we’ll be looking at the schedule the first few weeks of the season to see where we are. Hopefully it’s a home game," Cousins said. "If it’s an away game hopefully it’s somewhere like Philadelphia or New York and not too far away.”
He said his wife has encouraged him to worry about his football obligations first.
“She’s been a phenomenal football wife. She loves following the games and the team and loves the guys on the team. She said if it conflicts with the game, you go play the game and you get there when you get there.”
But Cousins isn't sure how he feels about that idea.
“I don’t know how I want to handle it. I certainly want to be there for the birth of my first child," he told Schefter.
That's certainly understandable. Backup QB Colt McCoy faced a similar dilemma last season when his wife was originally due on Thanksgiving -- the day of a huge game against Dallas.
The McCoys found a way around difficult timing by inducing the birth slightly early. The Cousins family hasn't said whether they'd consider such a strategy.
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