Washington Redskins Must Avoid Long-Term Investment with Kirk Cousins

January 29, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As the NFL offseason officially begins after Super Bowl 50 ends, NFL general managers must evaluate their core rosters. Key free agents and breakout players must be identified and prioritized. One player who greatly raised his value in 2015 was Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins.
After winning the NFC East and playing on Wild Card Weekend against the Green Bay Packers, the Redskins may feel as if they have their franchise quarterback. Cousins may prove to be an above-average quarterback in time, but he fell short of that in 2015. Based on the film he produced, the Redskins must avoid rewarding Cousins with a long-term investment.
The raw statistics Cousins produced were impressive at face value. Take a look at his numbers and where they ranked compared to his peers.
What the Redskins must ask themselves is what the cause of Cousins’ production was. While it’s not inconceivable that Cousins suddenly transformed from a high-end backup to a top-10 quar...

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