Kirk Cousins | QB | Washington Redskins
Posted: 2/12/2015 1:20pm et
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins should have the opportunity to battle Redskins QB Robert Griffin III for the team's starting quarterback position, in the opinion of The Washington Post's Mike Jones. Jones noted Cousins displayed better feel in the pocket than Griffin but also acknowledged that Cousins was unable to avoid turnovers.
Huddle Up: If both QBs are on the roster, there certainly should be an open competition in D.C., but the prevailing thought still remains that one or the other -- most likely Cousins -- will likely be traded this offseason.
Posted: 12/30/2014 1:45am et
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said it would be tough to return to the team in 2015 if QB Robert Griffin III was given the starting job. Cousins said he would talk to the front office.
Huddle Up: Cousins shone briefly after taking over for RG3 earlier this year, but then appeared to be exposed once teams got some film on him. Still, he may warrant a starting shot elsewhere as he no longer wants to be a part of the Jay Gruden/RG3 circus in Washington.
Posted: 10/14/2014 4:08pm et
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is not in danger of being benched in favor of QB Colt McCoy after the team lost their fourth straight game in Week 6, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Cousins now leads the league with eight interceptions, with seven of them coming in the last three games.
Huddle Up: Cousins has been better in fantasy, ranking sixth with an average of 24.11 fantasy points per game, since replacing the injured RGIII in Week 2 and is a low-end QB1/QB2 in 10- and 12-team leagues despite his struggles.
Posted: 9/26/2014 1:46am et
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 19 of his 33 pass attempts for 257 yards and had one touchdown and four interceptions Thursday, Sept. 25. He also lost a fumble in the team's 45-14 loss to the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Well nothing like a five-turnover disaster to tromp on the Cousins bandwagon brakes. He'll still be starting, of course, for the at least the next month or so but any talk of him securing the long-term starting gig was effectively thrown away Thursday night.
Posted: 9/25/2014 2:26pm et
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has played well in relief of QB Robert Griffin III both this season and last year, but there is a trend that has continued in Cousins' two games this year: Teams have been able to figure him out as the games go along. He completed his first 12 passes against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2 and opened the game with eight straight completions against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3, but then he completed only around half of his remaining throws in those games. Down the stretch last year, Cousins' stats were worse with each loss, and he threw four touchdowns to five interceptions down the stretch.
Huddle Up: Something to definitely keep an eye on, but wait for clear signs of regression before you start thinking about removing him from your starting lineup.
Posted: 9/23/2014 4:16pm et
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden did not rule out QB Kirk Cousins permanently replacing QB Robert Griffin III at quarterback. 'Crazy things have happened in NFL,' Gruden said. 'I'm not going to discount anything'
Huddle Up: Some wins and more than a one-game sample will be needed, but 30-of-48, 427 yards and three TDs wasn't too shabby of a starting point.
Posted: 5/13/2014 5:55pm et
Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said the team never came close to trading QB Kirk Cousins during the draft.
Huddle Up: For now, it looks like the 2012 4th-round pick will spend a third straight season backing up RGIII. Cousins has started 4 games in his first 2 seasons.
Posted: 5/9/2014 12:22pm et
The Cleveland Browns offered the Washington Redskins a fourth-round pick for QB Kirk Cousins, according to sources. However, the Redskins wanted a higher pick, likely a second-round pick.
Huddle Up: The Browns were always viewed as the most likely destination for Cousins, given their need for a quarterback and new OC Kyle Shanahan's familiarity with the Redskins roster. However, drafting Johnny Manziel in the first round, as well as Washington's asking price, should put an end to the Cousins-to-Cleveland speculation.
Posted: 4/20/2014 10:29pm et
The Cleveland Browns could consider pursuing a trade for Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins since they have 10 draft picks.
Huddle Up: Ah, we see the Cousins-Browns trade rumors are heating up again, just in time for the upcoming draft. One way or another, the Browns will emerge with a new QB over the next few weeks with Brian Hoyer being the only experienced signal-caller currently on the roster.