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Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is also driving around a conversion van this offseason

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is also driving around a conversion van this offseason Photo:

It looks like the hottest car on the market for NFL quarterbacks is the conversion van.

Washington Redskins backup Kirk Cousins recently brought home his deceased grandfather's conversion van, a car he had long admired, not knowing that Chicago Bears signal caller Jay Cutler had made headlines earlier that day by showing up to camp in a maxed out conversion van of his own, according to The Washington Post's Dan Steinberg.

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Cousins was effusive when talking about the new addition to his family fleet. 

"It’ll serve us well, because my wife and I each have a car, but then when people come into town it’ll kind of be a third car. And it’s perfect for driving the hour-and-a-half from Ashburn to the games. And then they can tailgate, and they’ve got a TV in there, and you can kind of carry luggage in there. So it works well when visitors come to town for games, and Julie and I will take it on road trips in the offseason.”

The former Michigan State player said people were surprised to see the car driven by a young man in his hometown in Michigan, and he expects to take some ribbing from his teammates once he shows up to the practice facility with his newest whip.

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If Tom Brady shows up to Patriots camp in rusted out Econoline van with bench seats, then we will know we have a full-blown craze on our hands.

[Washington Post]

-Brendan Maloy

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