According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Washington Redskins plan to keep quarterback Kirk Cousins. Cousins had expressed the idea of being open to a trade to another team in order to win a starting job. Speculation became rampant once former Redskins offensive coordinator took a job with the Cleveland Browns after being dismissed by Washington.
For a franchise which has been plagued by poor decisions in recent years, this move makes perfect sense. QB Robert Griffin III has been injured in both of his first two seasons and hasn’t proven that he is the franchise quarterback that many had hoped he would be after his rookie season.
After posting a 102.4 passer rating in his first season, Griffin appeared tentative on the field last season as he recovered from a serious knee injury the previous year. In 13 games, Griffin threw just 16 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while adding six fumbles.
Cousins comes with a very affordable $570,000 dollar salary and is signed through the 2015 season.