Kirk Cousins Shreds Own Franchise Record for Single-Season Passing Yards

January 10, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins finished the 2016 regular season amassing a franchise-record 4,917 passing yards, per NFL Communications. His efforts this season surpassed the previous mark he set just a season ago (4,166) by a whopping 751 yards.
The increased passing total likely stemmed from the fact that Cousins attempted a franchise-record 606 passes, but he also posted an efficient 8.11 yards-per-pass-attempt mark. He managed to pass for 25 touchdowns while throwing just 12 interceptions on the campaign, but it wasn't enough to earn the Redskins a playoff berth.
Washington finished the season 8-7-1, with its playoff hopes dashed in a Week 17 loss to the New York Giants. Cousins completed his year on a low note as well, throwing two interceptions in the final chapter, including one in the penultimate drive that essentially sealed the team's fate.
The third-year signal-caller played 2016 under the franchise tag, earning just south of $20 million for...

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