Jay Cutler made some noise when he showed up to the Bears practice facility driving a conversion van.
In a bit of cosmic coincidence, Cutler was not the only NFL quarterback who happened to be driving around in a conversion van. When news of Cutler’s ride broke, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins was driving into D.C. in his very own conversion van.
Cousins bought the van from his grandmother. The limited-edition van had belonged to Kirk’s grandfather who had passed away over the offseason. Kirk’s grandmother didn’t have much use for a huge van, so Cousins offered to take it off her hands.
“So I said why don’t I buy it off you?” Cousins recalled. “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.”
Cousins’ teammates have yet to see his new van but Kirk has promised that they’ll get a good look at it soon:
“Wait until I roll into the facility when we get back to Ashburn,” Cousins said. “That’ll be fun. I think my teammates will laugh a little bit.”
Conversion vans: the preferred ride of NFL quarterbacks.