Note-this picture is not from Cousin’s high school days. This is from the Redskins homecoming game last November.
This time last year, the Washington Redskins had already swapped draft picks with the St. Louis Rams to acquire the second overall pick in the draft and were preparing to draft a cornerstone player which the team could build around.
With some of the best quarterback prospects coming through the college ranks in decades, the Redskins couldn’t go wrong with whatever pick was on the board after the Indianapolis Colts took their guy.
With a dual-threat, Heisman-winning quarterback available, the Redskins selected Robert Griffin III to be the franchise quarterback and lead the team back to Super Bowl contention.
And then just 100 picks later, the Redskins drafted their backup quarterback of the future, Michigan State’s Kirk Cousins, to quickly restock the most important position on the team in a matter of hours.
After scrolling through Cousin’s twitter account (@KirkCousins8) I ran across this photo from No. 12’s days before chanting the Spartans fight song or leading the Burgundy and Gold to victories over the Cleveland Browns and the eventual Super Bowl champions, the Baltimore Ravens.
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Quarterback Robert Griffin III is one of the hottest players in the league after posting over 4,000 combined yards and 27 touchdowns in his rookie season. Numbers like that are a rare for players transition to the pace of the professional game.
While I am still in amazement of Griffin III’s 76-yard touchdown scamper against the Minnesota Vikings, as we approach the six month anniversary of that play, one thing always stood out to me during that game and every game he appeared in for that matter.
I have always wondered why Griffin III, and some of the rest of his teammates wear the protective shields across their faces.
So I decided to take a gander through their playing days to see how long the have been wearing a visor and why they chose to snap one on during game days.
For some its simply a style statement, for others, it might be from past facial injuries. Lets take a look at some of Washington Redskins and their visors.
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By now you have hopefully had a chance to let quarterback Robert Griffin III‘s professional debut sink in. After looking back at what he did throughout his first full year in the Nation’s Capital, its OK to admit that it took you this long to familiarize yourself with all that the Heisman-winning quarterback did in 2012.
After being selected with the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Redskins, Griffin III captured the heart of Redskins Nation with incredible performances week after week.
Whether is was his Week 1 cameo in New Orleans where he torched the Saints defense for 320 yards and two touchdowns or his 5-1 record against NFC East foes where he would toss 13 touchdowns to three interceptions, Griffin III created quite the following in not only the DMV but across the country.
And how could he not as the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year led the Burgundy and Gold to their first division crown since 1999.
We can safely confirm that the record-setting gunslinger is one of the best young stars in the game today, but after learning about his newest record, its safe to say that Griffin III may also be the most popular player in the NFL today.
Find out what Griffin III did in his first professional year that no other player has done in league history here:
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