Kirk Cousins in Washington: A timeline from awkward start to lucrative departure

Kirk Cousins will leave Washington an extremely wealthy man, with a new employer and a new home. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

Kirk Cousins will meet with the Minnesota Vikings this week, according to The Post’s Mark Maske, and if the visit goes as planned, Cousins is expected to complete a three-year deal with them worth an estimated $84-86 million, according to multiple people familiar with the deliberations. The Redskins already secured his replacement, trading in January for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, who will inherit one of the most scrutinized jobs in Washington. Here’s a timeline of how we got to this point, from the day Washington drafted Cousins in 2012, to the shocking deal for Smith, to this week’s resolution — with all the calculated decisions, missteps, failed negotiations and hand-wringing in between. 

April 28, 2012: Draft day

Two days after selecting Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III with the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft, the Redskins made a surprising move by taking another quarterback, Cousins, in the fourth round.

“You can never have too much depth,” Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said of the Redskins’ draft strategy.

One year later, in his book “Game Changer: Faith, Football Finding Your Way,” Cousins described how disappointed he was to receive a call from

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