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Bring on the quarterback controversy in Washington!
Hardly. Although some are crazy enough to fall victim to the football drama, you rest assured that Robert Griffin III—and only Robert Griffin III—is the Redskins' starting quarterback.
With that out of the way, however, fellow rookie Kirk Cousins has been nothing shy of awesome in his first two preseason outings.
Cousins' orchestrated comeback against the Bears last weekend was a cap to his overly-impressive statistics. His 96.3 quarterback rating ranks fifth in the league, he ranks second in the league in passing yards (338), he's tied for first with three touchdowns and his completion percentage (60.0) ranks second amongst quarterbacks with at least 40 passing attempts.
And perhaps Cousins' most impressive stat—zero sacks.
There was one time when Redskins fans bashed the front office for drafting Cousins— another quarterback—in the fourth round of last April's draft. Those same fans have probably adopted a new liking for Cousins after getting a good look at his pocket presence and maturity.
Cousins is a rookie and continues to learn the quarterback position, very much like someone else we know. There's also a fair argument that Cousins' offensive line is better matched by the time they come into the game, as opposed to Griffin's patchwork offensive line against first-string defenses. Still, Cousins deserves credit.