Kirk Cousins continues to put foot in mouth in tenure with Falcons

Atlanta Falcons QB Kirk Cousins
Atlanta Falcons QB Kirk Cousins / Ryan Kang/GettyImages

Despite landing another massive contract this offseason, the first few weeks as a member of the Atlanta Falcons haven't been that pleasant for former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Almost immediately after his introductory press conference with the Falcons, Cousins found himself at the center of a tampering investigation. And then a few weeks later, Atlanta decided to select former Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. with the No. 8 overall pick in this year's NFL Draft.

Most recently, Cousins was asked by the local Atlanta media about the tampering investigation that is currently being conducted by the NFL, and with one of his answers, the former Vikings signal-caller continued to dig himself a hole in his new home.

Former Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins has bizarre excuse for any tampering involving the Atlanta Falcons

In town to take part in the Falcons' OTA practice sessions, Cousins spent some time on Tuesday answering questions from the local media in Atlanta.

When asked about the NFL's current tampering investigation involving the Falcons, the former Minnesota quarterback had the following to say.

"I’ll let that play its course, but if I said anything at the press conference, it’s because it was so innocent."

Cousins is referring to any of his comments from his introductory press conference with Atlanta being interpreted as any sort of indication that the team and the quarterback violated the league's tampering policy.

Cousins's response was a bit odd. Does he think the NFL is going to give the Falcons a break because he used the word "innocent" to describe any past comments that could result in a tampering violation for the team?

It would be incredibly odd if he thought the intent behind his comments mattered in the league's investigation.

Whether what Cousins said a few weeks ago was "innocent" or not, the NFL is still going to hand Atlanta whatever punishment they feel is necessary if they determine that the team committed a tampering violation during their pursuit of the veteran quarterback.

Also, the Falcons' coaches and front office have to be ripping their hair out every time Cousins says absolutely anything related to the team possibly violating the league's tampering policy. None of his comments about the situation have made anything better.

It wouldn't be shocking if the Falcons have already asked Cousins to stop commenting on anything related to their tampering investigation because almost everything that has come out his mouth has made the situation worse.

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