The questions always come in rapid succession — a constant flurry of inquiries centered on one singular theme: Kirk Cousins' future with the Washington Redskins. It's been a topic of conversation as long as Jay Gruden has been Washington's coach. But with the 2017 season coming to a close with Sunday's finale against the New York Giants — and the organization's plans for Cousins still unclear — Gruden has had to field even more questions about potentially losing his starting quarterback in the offseason. On Wednesday, the coach reiterated his desire to keep Cousins in the fold, adding that the six-year veteran knows how much he values him: "I'm sure he knows [how I feel]. I mean, he should know. I've made it clear. I've been working with him for a long time now and we've put a lot of time and a lot of work together with one another trying to get him better, and he's made me better. So that's worked out very well. Of course he knows that we want him back, but at the end of the day, like I said, agents, everybody gets involved and he's got to make a decision for himself."