Kirk Cousins news, rumors and stats

 

Kirk Cousins

Washington Redskins
Quarterback

Ht: 6.3 | Wt: 202

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Week By Week

YearTmGPass CompPass AttComp PctPass YdsPass TDPass IntRushRush YdsRush TDFum Lost
2012WAS3334868.754664332200
2013WAS58115552.268544741402
Average:57102616604541801
Total:11420356.16132081073602

Redskins | Kirk Cousins a pocket passer

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:43:00 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is more of a pocket passer than QB Robert Griffin III, and Cousins sees the field better. Cousins kept the team out of danger in Week 2 by quickly throwing the ball at a receiver's feet with a rusher in his face instead of trying to force the ball downfield like Griffin has frequently done. Cousins may not be as dangerous as Griffin in zone-read plays, but Cousins has shown he can make good, quick decisions in the pocket after going through his progressions quickly.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins is still learning, but he could find success in place of Griffin, because this system seems to fit him the best. His numbers won't always be eye-popping, but for instance, he could easily return great value on his $7,600 FantasyScore salary against the Philadelphia Eagles this weekend.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - John Keim

Redskins | Robert Griffin could return in eight weeks

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:11:47 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) could return around eight weeks after head coach Jon Gruden said Griffin will be in a cast for the next 10 days. After that, he'll likely spend four to six weeks rehabbing his dislocated left ankle. QB Kirk Cousins will continue to start in place of Griffin in the meantime.

Fantasy Tip: You can avoid Griffin at FantasyScore for a while, and he may not be of much use when he returns, either. Meanwhile, Cousins ($7,600) is an attractive option against the Philadelphia Eagles if you're willing to pass up some of the bigger names at quarterback.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - John Keim

Redskins | Kirk Cousins better suited for offense?

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:09:44 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has the skill set suited for what head coach Jay Gruden wants to do with the offense, according to a person with knowledge of Gruden's thinking. Gruden thinks Cousins can succeed in the offense better than QB Robert Griffin III (ankle), but Gruden understood it would have been impossible to make a quarterback change without Griffin being injured. Gruden was having a hard time getting Griffin to grasp the drop-back passing system the last few months.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins looked good replacing Griffin, going 22-for-33 for 250 yards and two touchdowns against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has another nice matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3, and he might be worth a play in FantasyScore with what will likely be a bargain price.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Mike Wise

Redskins | No QB controversy in Washington

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:13:12 -0700

Washington Redskins QBs Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins aren't involved in any kind of quarterback controversy, according to head coach Jay Gruden. The first-team offense has yet to score a touchdown in the preseason, and Cousins has somewhat outplayed Griffin so far.

Fantasy Tip: We're still in the preseason, folks. Griffin would have to really tank early in the season or get injured for the 'Skins to think about a switch to Cousins. There is a lot to worry about with Griffin, but because of his poor performance in the preseason so far, he could be undervalued on your draft day.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Chris Wesseling

Redskins | Kirk Cousins outperforming RGIII?

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:55:14 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins was the best quarterback on the team during the Redskins-Patriots joint practices, according to ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss. Reiss said Cousins had better mechanics, was more decisive with his ball release and ran the offense better than QB Robert Griffin III.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin will likely remain the starter, but it's not encouraging if the backup is starting to look better than him. If Griffin can stay healthy, he still has the ability to produce at a high level under new head coach Jay Gruden.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Mike Reiss

Redskins | No trade for Kirk Cousins close

Mon, 12 May 2014 12:18:03 -0700

Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said the team never came close to trading QB Kirk Cousins during the draft.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Tarik El-Bashir

Browns | Made offer for Kirk Cousins

Fri, 09 May 2014 05:37:07 -0700

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - John Keim

Redskins | Receiving interest in Kirk Cousins

Thu, 08 May 2014 16:03:57 -0700

The Washington Redskins have heard from several teams interested in trading for QB Kirk Cousins, but it is not known if the team is willing to trade Cousins.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Mark Maske

Redskins | Kirk Cousins trade unlikely

Wed, 07 May 2014 12:09:10 -0700

The Washington Redskins are not ruling out the possibility of trading QB Kirk Cousins during the 2014 NFL Draft, but it appears unlikely at this point, according to sources.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Mark Maske

Redskins | Not discussing Kirk Cousins trade

Tue, 06 May 2014 10:36:08 -0700

Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said there have been "no conversations" about trading QB Kirk Cousins. Head coach Jay Gruden said the Redskins haven't heard anything from other teams on wanting to acquire Cousins, either. The Cleveland Browns have been rumored to have some interest in trading for Cousins.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler

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