How about this for a seismic turnaround—not only do the Washington Redskins have one of the brightest young quarterbacks in Robert Griffin III, they have the best backup quarterback in the NFL in former Michigan State star Kirk Cousins.
Not that long ago the quarterback position was considered, by some, to be an area of interest in terms of performance; the reasoning behind head coach Mike Shanahan and Co. picking two highly talented quarterbacks in the first four rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Despite the fact that Cousins has appeared in (only) three games with one start, he tops the list. Impressive to say the least, but not a surprise to Redskins Nation.
NFL.com’s Marc Sessler comprised a list of the 34 best second-string quarterbacks with No. 12 topping the list even with a teeny NFL sample.
“He capably led the ‘Skins to a critical late-season win over the Cleveland Browns as a rookie, and he has shown tremendous leadership as RGIII heals from knee surgery.”
Yes he did—to include this top play to wide receiver Leonard Hankerson in a spot start.
Don’t forget his epic, come-from-behind performance against the Baltimore Ravens either. It was the second time he came in to relive No. 10 at the end of a game. Both times he led the Redskins to touchdown drives within minutes.
The rest of the top-15 includes some familiar faces and possible opponents in 2013 if given playing time.
- 2. Kyle Orton-Cowboys
- 4. Chase Daniel-Chiefs
- 6. Nick Foles-Eagles
- 15. Jason Campbell-Browns
While it remains to be seen exactly when Griffin III returns to the field, the offense can rest assured that whoever trots out to the huddle come game day, they’ll be in good hands.
Actually, make that great hands.
14 days, guys. That’s how many days are left until Redskins football is back!
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