You ready for a tongue-twister? Quarterback Kirk Cousins' cousin, Jake Cousins, was drafted by the Nationals in the 20th round on Wednesday. That means there could be two strong-armed Cousins boys throwing the ball around in the nation's capital in the near future.
Congrats to my cousin, Jake, being drafted by the Washington Nationals today! There's room for another Cousins in DC! pic.twitter.com/2beUJY6Hog- Kirk Cousins (@KirkCousins8) June 14, 2017
As for Jake Cousins, the Nats selected the 6-foot-4 (an inch taller than Kirk) senior right-hander from Penn after he posted a 3.15 ERA with 59 strikeouts in 68 2/3 IP. Check him out in action below:
Jake wasn't the only family member of an NFL quarterback taken, though: Blake Bortles' younger brother, Colby, was snagged by the Tigers in the 22nd round.
Tigers 22nd-round pick, Ole Miss 3B Colby Bortles, is younger brother of Jacksonville QB Blake Bortles.- Jason Beck (@beckjason) June 14, 2017