Washington Redskins: Has Kirk Cousins Proved Himself a Capable Starter with the Redskins?

on December 16 2012 7:36 PM
Washington Redskins: Has Kirk Cousins Proved Himself a Capable Starter with the Redskins?

When the Washington Redskins drafted Robert Griffin III second overall, and went on to show his talent on the field, the Redskins knew they had found the future of their franchise. The bigger puzzler was why the Redskins decided to draft former Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins in the fourth round, when many had him pegged as early as the second round, and who had starter potential. And in his limited time on the field, he has driven the offense down the field and kept the Redskins offense alive.

And while the offense doesn't have the same kind of flair that it has with RG3 under center, Cousins has gained attention with his game winning drives and in his first start against the Cleveland Browns, he went 26 of 37 for 329 yards, throwing for two touchdowns and one interception in a 38-21 victory. Cousins is now 1-0 as  a starter in this league.

Yes, it was against the Cleveland Browns. But the Browns actually have a decent enough defense to give quarterbacks trouble. And the Redskins still aren't too complete on offense quite yet. Yet Cousins guided this offense to score 38 poin