The NFL will have its first openly gay football player when Missouri defensive end Michael Sam is drafted in May.

If the Washington Redskins were to draft him – Sam is projected as a middle-round pick at best – former Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins said he wouldn’t have an issue with it.

“There are a lot of teammates in my locker room right now who may not have a homosexual lifestyle, but they have sins, too,” Cousins, a devout Christian, said Friday at NorthPointe High School in Grand Rapids, according to “They’re not perfect.

“So I don’t say they can’t help us win. Nobody’s perfect.“

Sam publicly came out following the college football season, though his Missouri teammates knew of his sexuality during the fall. Since then, the public debate has heated up concerning gay athletes in locker rooms, particularly in the NFL.