LOOK: Redskins QB Kirk Cousins joins NFL's conversion van craze

Kirk Cousins enjoys the comfort only a conversion van can offer. (via @Pseudo_RGIII)
Kirk Cousins enjoys the comfort only a conversion van can offer. (via @Pseudo_RGIII)

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Kirk Cousins may be destined to be the backup quarterback in Washington but that doesn't mean he can't arrive to work in style. Cousins is the latest NFL player to eschew the high-performance sports cars often associated with professional athletes for the comfort and, well, awesomeness only a conversion van can offer.

Last week, we mentioned that Bears starting quarterback Jay Cutler was the proud owner of a white conversion van, and now Cousins has joined him.

As for why, it's pretty simple: Cousins' grandfather was the original owner of the limited-edition 2000 model, and Cousins always liked it. When his grandfather passed away, and his grandmother didn't have a need for it, he offered to buy it.

“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," Cousins said, via Sports Bog. 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.”

Cousins' teammates have yet to see his new ride but he's looking forward to that day.

“Wait until I roll into the facility when we get back to Ashburn,” he said. “That’ll be fun. I think my teammates will laugh a little bit.”

In related news that should come as a shock to exactly no one, Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who once was once the spitting image of Kenny Powers, owns a 1999 Econoline van (or at least he did when this video was made).

Photo credit via @Pseudo_RGIII

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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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