Kirk Cousins Showing the Progress RG3 Didn’t Make for Washington Redskins

October 6, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's safe to say Kirk Cousins is currently riding the wave of positive buzz after leading the Washington Redskins to a comeback win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4. While nobody should assume Cousins' late-game heroics are definitive proof he's officially turned the corner from raw, mistake-prone passer into marquee starting quarterback, No. 8 proved one thing against the Eagles.
He showed why he's better for this team than Robert Griffin III ever will be.
Simply put, Cousins is showing the progress RG3 never made under center for the Burgundy and Gold.
Even taking the small sample sizes offered by their respective recent work helps highlight the stark differences between the two signal-callers. Consider Cousins this season, and you'll see a quarterback with greater awareness and command in the pocket. He knows this offense, where his best matchups will be and what he has to do to get them the ball quickly.
None of those things were on any Griffin checklist t...

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