Washington Redskins
  • 6'3"
  • 210
  • 29
  • 5 years
  • Michigan State
  • 2012 R4 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Att Comp Pass Yards Pass TDs Int Rush Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 300+ Yard Gms 2+ TD Gms
2012 WAS 3 51 48 33 466 4 3 3 22 0 0 488 4 0 1 1
2013 WAS 5 159 155 81 854 4 7 4 14 0 2 868 4 0 1 1
2014 WAS 6 211 204 126 1710 10 9 7 20 0 2 1730 10 0 2 4
2015 WAS 16 569 543 379 4166 29 11 26 48 5 3 4214 34 0 7 8
  Avg 9 326 311 205 2423 14 8 15 40 2 2 2463 16 0 4 5

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Att Comp Pass Yards Pass TDs Int Rush Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 300+ Yard Gms 2+ TD Gms
2016 WAS 16 640 606 406 4917 25 12 34 96 4 3 5013 29 0 7 11

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 2/21/2017 6:41am ET

    Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins, who could potentially receive the franchise tag at $23.9 million, would account for 35 percent of the team's salary cap with CB Josh Norman ($20 million) and OT Trent Williams ($15.1 million).

    Huddle Up: Cousins' numbers were on par, in some places better, than his breakout 2015 campaign. He has proven to be a solid fantasy option in the low-end QB1 range.

  • Posted: 2/20/2017 9:36pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will not sign a long-term deal prior to the March 1 deadline when the club can apply the franchise tag, according to 'a source with knowledge of the situation.'

    Huddle Up: Well, even if that is the case, the Redskins can still lock up Cousins over the long haul by turning a potential franchise tag into a long-term contract, and the deadline for that would be July 15. Either way, it looks like Cousins will be entering his sixth straight campaign in a Washington uniform, and after another fabulous showing in 2016, he'll have low-end QB1 potential.

  • Posted: 2/17/2017 8:12pm ET

    Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins would prefer to receive the franchise tag again in 2017 because he doesn't want to remain with the team long term, according to former Redskins officials.

    Huddle Up: Cousins will likely be back in Washington in 2017 one way or the other, and he has shown over the last two years he is capable of providing big numbers. He will be a borderline QB1 next season.

  • Posted: 2/14/2017 3:56pm ET

    Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins and the Redskins have not yet come close to an agreement on a long-term contract, according to sources. Thus, placing the franchise tag on Cousins for a second consecutive year is a real possibility. If Cousins is tagged, he would earn $23.94 million compared to the $19.95 million he earned last season. The goal of both sides, however, is to hammer out a long-term deal.

    Huddle Up: There's no question Cousins deserves a long-term contract. He has two straight 4,000-yard seasons, including 4,917 yards in 2016 -- a franchise record. In addition, he has led the Redskins to two straight winning seasons while becoming a fixture in QB1 territory of fantasy football leagues. His running ability only adds to the lure. Assuming he does return to Washington, he's a low-end QB1 consideration.

  • Posted: 2/9/2017 4:02pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins and the team have shown 'no indications that the sides are venturing closer in negotiations' and as a result, Mike Jones of the Washington Post believes there is a 'high likelihood' that Cousins receives the franchise tag for the second straight year. That means he'd receive a raise in salary from $20 million to $24 million for the upcoming campaign, but the Redskins would lose all future leverage in trying to lock him up after that.

    Huddle Up: Team president Bruce Allen and head coach Jay Gruden have been vocal about keeping Cousins, but it seems the two sides just can't agree on a long-term deal. They have about three weeks before deciding whether or not to use the franchise tag, and if that is indeed the case, it is seen as unlikely that Cousins would be back after next season. Either way, the 28-year-old is coming off his second straight stellar campaign and should be viewed as a low-end QB1 going into drafts in 2017.

  • Posted: 2/5/2017 11:20pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins remains the top choice of the San Francisco 49ers, should Cousins file for free agency.

    Huddle Up: Cousins can be tagged franchise for another year, so we have to be careful to say a move to the 49ers is not etched in stone. Still, the Redskins are evaluating their needs and may decide keeping Cousins isn't worth the cost. A Cousins move would instantly upgrade the 49ers, but this is all still quite fluid.

  • Posted: 2/3/2017 3:58pm ET

    Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen said he is optimistic that the Redskins will be able to sign impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins to a long-term deal. 'I don?t think it's as complicated as everyone wants to make it. And we'll get together with his agent, and I'm sure we'll come to an agreement,' Allen said.

    Huddle Up: It appears that Cousins will return to the Redskins under the franchise tag or with a new contract. He nearly posted 5,000 yards this season and finished with 25 touchdowns but could lose some of his targets with DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon scheduled to be free agents as well. Cousins can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most fantasy leagues in 2017.

  • Posted: 1/28/2017 10:34am ET

    Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins said he is happy that the Redskins named Matt Cavanaugh as their offensive coordinator because he would not have to learn a new offense if he re-signs with the Redskins.

    Huddle Up: The Redskins will try to sign Cousins to a long-term deal, but Cousins probably will receive the franchise tag if an agreement is not reached. Cousins finished this season with 4,917 yards, 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 1/27/2017 5:18pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins went 69-for-99 for 813 yards, four touchdowns and one interception against the Dallas Cowboys this season.

    Huddle Up: Cousins was one of the few quarterbacks to have success against the Cowboys this season when he averaged 406.5 yards, two touchdowns and 0.5 interceptions in two games. He also posted career highs in completions and passing yards in 2016. He probably will return to the Redskins for at least one more years and can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most fantasy drafts.

  • Posted: 1/26/2017 11:13am ET

    Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins said he would be willing to play under the franchise tag if the Redskins place it on him for the second straight year.

    Huddle Up: Cousins would prefer a long-term contract but should be willing to accept the franchise tag because of the big salary he would receive. Cousins finished the 2016 season with 4,917 yards, 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues depending on where he plays.

  • Posted: 1/24/2017 8:44pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will return in 2017, according to team president Bruce Allen. When asked, on a scale of 1-to-10, the likelihood of Cousins being back with the club next season, Allen said he'd put it as a '10.' He also added, 'Yeah, Kirk is our quarterback. He's played well the last two years. I know there's other speculation, but it doesn't come from the Redskins.'

    Huddle Up: Head coach Jay Gruden echoed this same sentiment earlier in the day, so it does appear like Cousins will indeed be back with the club next season. However, it's still unknown just how Washington plans on keeping the 28-year-old, as the two sides were unable to agree on a long-term deal last year, and a second season under the franchise tag would cost the Skins $23.934 million. There's still plenty of time left in this saga.

  • Posted: 1/24/2017 3:02pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is expected to return to the Redskins, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Cousins will be on the free-agent market this offseason.

    Huddle Up: There should be a good amount of interest in Cousins this offseason, but Washington is the favorite to retain the quarterback. They'll likely have to pay a pretty penny for him, however. Cousins has plenty of weapons to throw to in Washington and has achieved QB1 status in each of the last two seasons. There's no reason to view him differently next season.

  • Posted: 1/21/2017 3:08pm ET

    Impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins will likely be pursued hard by the San Francisco 49ers, even if the Washington Redskins end up using the franchise tag on him again, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

    Huddle Up: There is some obvious dot-connecting going on here, as Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan - expected to be named the 49ers head coach soon - served in the same capacity in Washington when Cousins was drafted. It also would fill an obvious need, as San Francisco has been without a long-term solution at quarterback for a while.

  • Posted: 1/2/2017 2:39pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins needs to improve reading coverages and making off-script plays if he wants to take his game to the next level, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

    Huddle Up: Cousins has put together solid back-to-back seasons now, amassing over 9,000 passing yards combined in that span. He should make a pretty nice paycheck this offseason and is easily a QB1 consideration for 2017 fantasy drafts.

  • Posted: 12/24/2016 3:56pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins went 18-of-29 for 270 yards and one touchdowns and rushed five times for 30 yards and two more touchdowns in a Week 16 win over the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: Cousins scored on a read-option play inside the 10 in the first half and again on a quarterback sneak in the third quarter. Cousins did most of his damage in the first half on chunk plays to DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon before Washington took the air out of the ball for most of the second half. The Redskins will be playing for their playoff lives next week against the New York Giants, and Cousins should be treated as a low-end QB1 at best in that difficult matchup.

  • Posted: 12/19/2016 7:13pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins broke the franchise passing record for the second consecutive season. He set the mark of 4,166 yards last season, and posted 144 yards in the first half of the Week 15 game against the Carolina Panthers to give him 4,188 yards and counting with the second half, and two more games left to go.

    Huddle Up: Cousins has emerged as a bona fide QB1 in most fantasy leagues with some huge statistical outings this season.

  • Posted: 12/11/2016 2:54pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins was 14-of-21 for 234 yards, with two touchdowns and a pick-6 interception, in a win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Huddle Up: Cousins remains a strong QB1 option. He missed on only seven passes, one of which was costly, but the two touchdowns more than made up for any blemishes.

  • Posted: 12/4/2016 11:58pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins was 21-for-37 for 271 yards, one touchdown and one interception in a 31-23 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

    Huddle Up: Cousins has a feisty spirit and attitude, and it translates to the football field. The Arizona defense was just one step ahead of Cousins in this game. Cousins still rates as a QB1 down the stretch.

  • Posted: 11/27/2016 6:29am ET

    The Washington Redskins are expected to place the franchise tag on QB Kirk Cousins if they are unable to agree to a long-term contract extension by the time free agency opens in March, according to a source familiar with the situation. Cousins is earning $19.95 million this season.

    Huddle Up: The 28-year-old Cousins is having a remarkable season, with a 101.4 quarterback rating, 3,540 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and just seven interceptions through 11 games. He should be viewed as a low-end QB1 in the majority of fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 11/26/2016 8:27pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said there is not one 'overarching fix' to an offense that ranks 28th in the NFL in red zone touchdown efficiency.

    Huddle Up: Despite the issues in the red zone, Cousins has enjoyed a strong season and is currently on pace to eclipse 5,000 yards. Deploy him as a low-end QB1 against the Cardinals in Week 13.

  • Posted: 11/24/2016 5:15pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 41 of his 53 passes for 449 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-26 loss to the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Nov. 24.

    Huddle Up: Cousins is hitting his stride. He has tossed 10 touchdowns in his last four games and has topped 300 yards in four of his last five. He draws the Cardinals in Week 13 and should deliver as a low-end QB1.

  • Posted: 11/24/2016 9:18am ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins may receive the franchise tag again this offseason if the two sides are not able to reach a long-term agreement, according to sources. The Redskins are willing to pay Cousins $24 million for one season if it keeps him off the free-agent market.

    Huddle Up: Cousins has played well this season and has thrown for at least 300 yards in three of his last four games with eight touchdowns during that span. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 11/13/2016 1:29pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins was 22-for-33 for 262 yards and two touchdowns in a 26-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

    Huddle Up: Cousins needs more games like this if chatter about his status in D.C. is to quiet down. Cousins had a decent day with two-thirds of his passes complete, and more importantly he had no picks.

  • Posted: 10/30/2016 10:31am ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins went 38-for-56 for 458 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8.

    Huddle Up: Cousins has thrown for at least 260 yards in seven of his eight games this season and has at least one touchdown in each of his last seven games. Cousins could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 10/23/2016 5:48pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 30 of his 39 pass attempts for 301 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 7 game against the Detroit Lions. He also rushed three times for 19 yards and a touchdown.

    Huddle Up: Cousins has managed three 300-yard games this season, and four outings with 296 or more yards and he has at least one touchdown pass in each of his past five games. Cousins has started to take better care of the ball and he has re-emerged as a decent low-end QB1 in fantasy leagues of 14 or more teams. The Redskins meet the Cincinnati Bengals in London in Week 8.

  • Posted: 10/9/2016 2:40pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins went 29-for-41 for 260 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5.

    Huddle Up: Cousins has thrown for at 260 yards in four of the five games this season but has also thrown five interceptions during that span. He is scheduled to face the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6 and may not be the best option for fantasy owners.

  • Posted: 10/2/2016 2:52pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins threw for three touchdown passes and 183 yards in a 31-20 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Oct. 2.

    Huddle Up: Cousins threw two scores to TE Jordan Reed. A win is a win, but yardage leagues saw Cousins give owners little to work with in that victory. Still, in traditional scoring leagues those three touchdowns helped out big time. Cousins will have fluctuating scores moving forward, but he's more effective overall than not.

  • Posted: 9/26/2016 4:05am ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins threw for 296 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, Sept. 25, in a 29-27 win over the New York Giants.

    Huddle Up: Cousins, who was on the hot seat with some of his players earlier in the week, wasnt after this game. It's a classic case of what a difference a week makes for Cousins, who has solid QB2 potential. The only thing holding him back is the team he is on and the matchups every week.

  • Posted: 9/20/2016 9:46am ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins still has the 'total faith' of head coach Jay Gruden despite a rough beginning to the season. Cousins ranks third in the league in passing yards (693), but he has only one touchdown versus three interceptions, contributing to Washington's 0-2 start.

    Huddle Up: The Redskins' defense has coughed up 65 points as well, so the failings of the team hardly fall entirely on the shoulders of Cousins, although he has already been picked off more times this year than he was over his final nine contests combined (including playoffs) last season. He could struggle again this week against a New York Giants defense that kept Drew Brees in check in Week 2, but he has a shot to carve up the Cleveland Browns in Week 4. Cousins remains a QB2 in fantasy for now.

  • Posted: 9/19/2016 7:49am ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is 5-for-17 for 34 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in the red zone. Last season, he was 50-for-78 for 345 yards, 22 touchdowns and no interceptions in the red zone.

    Huddle Up: It has been a bit of a slow start, and they'll have a must-win game against the New York Giants next week. The Giants boast a solid secondary, and it won't be a great matchup. He'll be a low-end QB1 option in fantasy.

  • Posted: 9/18/2016 10:48pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 28 of his 46 pass attempts for 364 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 2 game against the Dallas Cowboys. He also ran twice for 20 yards. After a pair of losses at home, a source with knowledge of the situation said multiple offensive players have begun to complain about Cousins, pointing to a lack of decisiveness, erratic play and confusion.

    Huddle Up: Cousins is putting up big fantasy numbers, but teammates do not care about that - they care about wins and losses. Colt McCoy is waiting in the wings in case Cousins continues to struggle. Fantasy owners cannot be pleased hearing Cousins is skating on thin ice with his teammates.

  • Posted: 9/12/2016 8:51pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 30 of his 43 pass attempts for 329 yards in the Week 1 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, he was picked off twice.

    Huddle Up: Cousins had a lot more passing attempts with the team playing from behind, so that's good for fantasy stats. But they were behind because of a couple of big mistakes by Cousins. Consider him a QB2 heading into Week 2 against the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Posted: 8/26/2016 8:50pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 12 of his 23 passes for 188 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in a 21-16 preseason win over the Buffalo Bills Friday, Aug. 26.

    Huddle Up: With solid weapons around him, Cousins could repeat his breakout performance from a year ago. Don't hesitate to draft him as your backup.

  • Posted: 7/8/2016 2:14pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has no contract discussions going on, and a source with knowledge of the situation said that no talks will happen. He won't sign a deal before the July 15 deadline for franchise players.

    Huddle Up: Don't weep for Cousins as he'll earn a nice chunk of change ($19.95 million) under the QB franchise tag, and it's the ultimate prove-it season for the quarterback. He's currently ranked as a borderline QB1 in standard-sized leagues in the Huddle preseason draft kit.

  • Posted: 6/24/2016 12:24pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has had discussions about a long-term deal over the last week, but talks continue to go nowhere. He's expected to play 2016 on the $19.95 million franchise tender.

    Huddle Up: Again, Washington should be in no hurry to dole out a long-term, big-$$$ extension for a QB who still has more to prove.

  • Posted: 5/17/2016 1:35pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said he believes long-term contract talks will intensify closer to the July 15 deadline.

    Huddle Up: Nothing like a deadline spurs action, but in any case, Cousins will be at the helm in D.C. for least one more season.

  • Posted: 4/26/2016 10:38pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins and the Redskins continue to talk about a long-term deal, according to general manager Scot McCloughan. The negotiations are considered positive, and McCloughan thinks a deal could be imminent. Cousins signed his franchise tag for close to $20 million on March 3. The deadline for a long-term deal is July 15.

    Huddle Up: It's likely going to come down to the length of the deal, with the team angling for a shorter-term contract and the QB hoping for more years and more guaranteed money. It sounds likely, though, that they'll eventually find some comfortable middle ground.

  • Posted: 4/12/2016 10:22pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins wants a lengthy, long-term contract from the Redskins -- a something in the $19 million per year range, with $40 million in guaranteed money. Washington doesn't view him as that kind of starter yet, though.

    Huddle Up: Negotiations are ongoing, but having Cousins play and prove himself on on the one-year franchise tag ($19.95 million) definitely wouldn't be the worst thing for Washington.

  • Posted: 3/11/2016 11:19pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins and the team are expected to talk about a long-term extension again once free agency dies down, according to president Bruce Allen. Despite placing the franchise tag on Cousins, Washington wants to reach a long-term deal with him.

    Huddle Up: Barring a monster 2016 season from the QB, having Cousins play on the one-year franchise tag next season might not be the worst situation for Washington which can get more of a definitive read on the QB.

  • Posted: 3/3/2016 9:11am ET

    Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins signed his franchise tag Thursday, March 3, and his $20 million salary is fully guaranteed.

    Huddle Up: Cousins will now make in 2016 almost as much as draft classmate (and soon to be former teammate) Robert Griffin III has made since joining the league. And if Cousins is everything the Redskins hope he will be, he'll make even more next year.

  • Posted: 3/1/2016 5:39pm ET

    Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins had the non-exclusive franchise tag placed on him Tuesday, March 1. Cousins plans to sign his franchise tender and will participate in the offseason program.

    Huddle Up: The Skins and Cousins will still try to work on a long-term deal, but playing for one year at $19.95 million is far from the worst-case scenario for both parties.

  • Posted: 2/26/2016 10:37pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins' future with the team is still uncertain since the Redskins have not decided if they will place the franchise tag or the transition tag on Cousins at this point, according to a source. It is believed that the team is currently leaning toward not using the franchise tag on Cousins.

    Huddle Up: With either tag, the deadline to designate a player arrives at 4 p.m. ET March 1 -- i.e. next Tuesday -- so expect some negotiations over the weekend. A trade also is still in play for the fifth-year QB.

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 PIT 329 0 2 8 0
2 DAL 364 1 1 20 0
3 @NYG 296 2 0 -5 0
4 CLE 183 3 1 0 0
5 @BAL 260 1 1 -1 0
6 PHI 263 2 1 8 0
7 @DET 301 1 0 15 1
8 @CIN 458 2 1 -1 0
10 MIN 262 2 0 -1 0
11 GB 375 3 0 4 0
12 @DAL 449 3 0 2 0
13 @ARI 271 1 1 0 1
14 @PHI 234 2 1 6 0
15 CAR 315 0 1 11 0
16 @CHI 270 1 0 30 2
17 NYG 287 1 2 0 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 MIA 196 1 2 -1 0
2 LAR 203 1 0 0 0
3 @NYG 316 1 2 0 0
4 PHI 290 1 0 1 1
5 @ATL 219 1 2 1 0
6 @NYJ 196 1 2 1 0
7 TB 317 3 0 15 1
9 @NE 217 1 1 0 0
10 NO 324 4 0 0 0
11 @CAR 207 1 1 4 0
12 NYG 302 1 0 1 1
13 DAL 219 1 0 6 0
14 @CHI 300 1 1 13 1
15 BUF 319 4 0 11 1
16 @PHI 365 4 0 -4 0
17 @DAL 176 3 0 0 0
P1 GB 329 1 0 2 1

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
2 JAC 250 2 0 -1 0
3 @PHI 427 3 1 5 0
4 NYG 257 1 4 12 0
5 SEA 283 2 0 4 0
6 @ARI 354 2 3 0 0
7 TEN 139 0 1 0 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
8 @DEN 48 0 2 1 0
14 KC 59 0 0 0 0
15 @ATL 381 3 2 0 0
16 DAL 197 1 1 10 0
17 @NYG 169 0 2 3 0

2012 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
5 ATL 111 1 2 0 0
14 BAL 26 1 0 0 0
15 @CLE 329 2 1 22 0
P1 SEA 31 0 0 0 0

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