RGIII Owns Headlines but Brian Cushing Is Biggest Return No One Is Talking About

September 10, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Last year, it happened to Jamaal Charles because of Adrian Peterson. This year, it happened to Brian Cushing because of Robert Griffin III.
An NFL superstar's return from an ACL tear overshadowed the same return for a good yet not as publicized player. 
Robert Griffin III wasn't the only former Rookie of the Year who set foot on the field in Week 1 after tearing a knee ligament in 2012, but he received the overwhelming majority of coverage from the national media. 
Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing, who won the Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2009, tore his ACL on October 6 of last year against the New York Jets and missed the final 10 games of the regular season and both playoff games. 
Sure, he had three more months to recover than RG3 did, and neither are the first big-name players to come back from ACL tears and subsequent offseason surgeries. But the former USC Trojan deserves more notoriety for a strong performance in his 2013 debut.

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