During his weekly press conference Wednesday, quarterback Kirk Cousins discussed plenty of football related topics: tight end Vernon Davis, his recent success and his last game against the Arizona Cardinals. He also talked about Broadway, and his love for it.
Thanks – or maybe no thanks – to Davis, the D.C. media was alerted to Cousins singing, and occasional rapping, to the Broadway hit, Hamilton.
"I don't know all the words, but I'm a big Broadway fan," Cousins said. "I love musical theater – my mom kind of raised me on that. When the Super Bowl was in New York City a couple of years ago, I went to a Broadway show and just was blown away. I went to the Chicago Theater a lot growing up. With *Hamilton *now being out, I talked to, I believe it was Vernon, who said he had been and I said I wanted to go see that."
Hamilton *would only add to the list of musicals that Cousins has seen before. He's also seen *Motown,* Lion King, *Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jersey Boys, *and *Wicked. Cousins gave plenty of praise to the talents of the performers.
"Singing and dancing, man, those guys are athletic," Cousins said. "They're talented. I kind of sit there and go, 'Wow, this is pretty cool.' So I feel like the fan in the stands when I go to a musical and it's a cool experience for me."
This revelation came as a surprise to most, although maybe it shouldn't have. In 2013, the Big Ten Network blew Cousins' cover during his broadcasting appearance during the Green-White game at his alma mater Michigan State. The BTN broadcast showed video of Cousins in 2007 when he was a member of the Living Hope Singers.
While Cousins certainly doesn't go around boasting his musical background, he doesn't shy away from it either.
"You know, I know in our culture they say that singing and dancing may not be the most masculine thing to do," Cousins said. "But for whatever reason, when I was growing up, my mom and my dad they raised me to be secure in yourself and to just appreciate it."