Sports Spectrum Magazine Summer 2021

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins keeps Bible verse in his locker as reminder

The Washington Redskins are off to a 2-1 start in the 2017 season and Kirk Cousins is coming off of playing one of the best games of his career. He earned NFC offensive player of the week honors going 25 for 30, with 365 passing yards and 3 touchdowns to go along with zero interceptions. Washington dominated the Raiders on both sides of the ball in picking up their second straight win 27-10.

This week, a video was released by WUSA and sports anchor Darren Haynes, of Cousins taking a tour of what is in his locker.

In the video, Cousins pointed out a Bible Verse that he keeps taped to the side of the wall.

“It’s Matthew 6, verses 19 through 34. It talks about where your heart should be and what you should value in this world,” Cousins explains in the video. “It’s a good verse, a good reminder to leave it all in God’s hands and trust the Lord and He hasn’t failed me yet.”

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” – Matthew 6:33

You can read the entire chapter from Matthew 6 that Kirk Cousins is referring to here. 

Cousins, who grew up the son of a Pastor, has always been outspoken about his faith and has said previously that it’s Jesus Christ that drives every decision he makes, including his future in the NFL.

“First of all, what rarely ever gets reported is that ultimately this decision is not about anything more importantly than my faith,” Cousins told 106.7 The Fan back in July. “My faith is ultimately driving this decision. Do I feel like the Lord is leading me to make this decision or that decision and where does he give me peace?”

The Redskins travel to Kansas City to face the Chiefs in Week 4 on Monday Night Football.