Kirk Cousins: I’ll Be Ready, But RG3 Will Start Week One


Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins can only hope that the beginning of his career can rival Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers like Cousins had to sit and wait his turn.  The only problem for Cousins’ is that when he finally gets his shot, it will probably be with another team.

Cousins was drafted behind Robert Griffin III for insurance purposes, and possible trade value later.   Cousins is working hard to be ready while RG3 rehabs from a torn ACL.

Cousins was a guest on NFL AM, and according to Pro Football Talk, Cousins “will be ready to play when the Redskins open up against the Eagles, but he knows RG3 will start game one.”

“Robert looked awesome, and I’m not just saying that,” he said on NFL AM. “He is a bit of a freak in terms of his athleticism, he has healed very quickly, he couldn’t practice with us, but he was on a separate field doing drills all spring during OTAs and minicamp. He looked really good. I think he’ll be on the field Week One. But my mindset is to be ready no matter what, and I’m getting ready all summer so I’ll be ready if called upon.”

“I’m working hard for whenever the opportunity comes, and if I don’t get any opportunities with the Redskins, then so be it,” he said. “Some day it could lead to the potential opportunity to start for someone.”

Cousins will get his chance, and probably will be a solid NFL starter, but it won’t be in D.C.