Kirk Cousins Beginning to Establish Himself as ‘The Man’ in Washington

September 21, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Back in 2012, the Washington Redskins made the decision to trade away three first-round picks and a second-rounder in order to snag Baylor signal-caller Robert Griffin III. Shortly before the start of this season, Washington made the decision to bench Griffin and roll with former fourth-rounder Kirk Cousins—presumably for the long term.
We're only two weeks into the 2015 season, so overreactions have to be tempered. For now, however, it seems that Washington's latest quarterback decision is going to pay off.
Cousins hasn't been perfect, of course. Through two games, he's gone 44-of-58 for 399 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. What Cousins has brought to the Washington offense is a little bit of stability and a little bit of predictability.
Cousins seems to have better pocket awareness, and he definitely exposes himself to contact to the same degree that Griffin has in the past and during this preseason.
According to Pro Football Focus, Griffin w...

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