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Kirk Cousins wants to play for Washington his entire career

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Kirk Cousins wants to play for Washington his entire career

Washington drafted Kirk Cousins in the fourth round (102nd overall) of the 2012 draft.

After starting just nine games combined over his first three years in the NFL, Cousins started all 32 games over the last two seasons.

“I would love to be ... a (name of Washington's mascot) the rest of my career,” Cousins told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio. “When you look at the best of the best, those quarterbacks played with one team. And if you point to a couple guys who didn’t, who changed teams, it really was against their will.

"I think if Joe Montana or Peyton Manning had their way they would have stayed where they had won Super Bowls and played so well. They wouldn’t have played so well.

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"So my desire is to stay with one team my entire career, and that would be Washington.”

49ers fans probably aren't thrilled with this.

Ever since Kyle Shanahan became the team's head coach, the 49ers have been connected to the Pro Bowl quarterback.

Cousins will play under the franchise tag -- $23.94 million -- for the second straight year, and cannot sign an extension with Washington until after the regular season.

If Cousins does hit free agency, the 49ers certainly have plenty of money to spend...

49ers CEO Jed York responds to Trump's 'callous and offensive comments'

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49ers CEO Jed York responds to Trump's 'callous and offensive comments'

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York responded emphatically to the comments of President Donald Trump's views of those who take a knee in NFL games during the national anthem. 

Speaking in Huntsville, AL, on Friday, Trump told a group of his supporters during a campaign rally, "wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag to say, 'get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He's fired. He's fired."

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the first to sit and then kneel during the national anthem as a protest against social injustices last season. As he did last season, 49ers safety Eric Reid has continued to take a knee during the 2017 season.

York was the third representative of an NFL team to speak out against Trump's actions. Since then, the Packers and Falcons have issued a statements. 

Colin Kaepernick's mom responds to Trump's 'son of a b----' remark

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Colin Kaepernick's mom responds to Trump's 'son of a b----' remark

In front of a raucus crowd at a rally in Alabama on Friday night, President Trump had pointed words for NFL players that are kneeling and protesting during the National Anthem.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ’Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,” Trump said.

Colin Kaepernick, who kneeled before every 49ers game last season, has yet to respond to those comments. But his mom, Teresa, made her thoughts clear on Twitter Friday night.

"Guess that makes me a proud bitch!" Teresa said in response to a journalist tweeting an article with Trump's comments.