LANDOVER, Md. -- Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins didn't sound emotional following what might have been his last game as a Redskin at FedExField on Sunday.
Cousins threw three touchdown passes in Washington's 27-11 win over the Denver Broncos. He completed 19 of 37 passes for 299 yards against the NFL's top-ranked defense in terms of yardage allowed and was intercepted once before being asked about his future.
"Like I've said all along, you have to focus on the present and certainly your mind does like to wonder but I think as a professional athlete, you have to take pride in being mentally tough and focus on the present to give you your best chance at success," Cousins said.
"There will be plenty of time to discern all of those questions in the offseason, but right now I have to focus on winning football games."
For the third straight year, Cousins will enter the offseason as a pending free agent. However, the Redskins could apply the franchise tag for an unprecedented third time or the parties could agree on long-term contract.
With one game remaining, Cousins has completed 327 of 503 passes for 3,935 yards, with 27 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Those would be hard numbers to replace if Cousins departs.
"We'll worry about that when the season is over, and we're going to coach him one more game here, and when the season is over we'll deal with all that stuff when the time is right," coach Jay Gruden said.
Among those in attendance Sunday at FedExField was Denver general manager John Elway, who could be in the market for a quarterback in the offseason. Three players have started for the Broncos this season and none has made a strong case to be the No. 1 guy next season.
On Sunday Brock Osweiler, after an effective relief appearance last week, struggled in the loss. He completed 22 of 38 passes for 193 yards, with an interception and a lost fumble.
After the game, coach Vance Joseph said Paxton Lynch will play next week if he is healthy.
Meanwhile, Cousins' teammates, while admitting it is a matter that's out of their control, were hopeful that he will stick around.
"I think it would be great to have him back," said wide receiver Jamison Crowder, who caught a touchdown pass in Sunday's win.
"I feel like he has a great connection with all the receivers in the room as well as a lot of guys on the team. ... I've never been in a situation where a new quarterback has come in, so I think it would definitely ... be like starting over.