As a quarterback, receiving a complement from one of the greatest passers in NFL history is quite an accomplishment.

That’s exactly what former Michigan State and current Washington Redskin quarterback Kirk Cousins got this week.

On SiriusXM NFL Radio this week, Green Bay legend Brett Favre spoke highly of Cousins after his performance against the Packers last week. The former Spartan completed 21-of-30 passes for 375 yards and 3 TDs in a 42-24 win for the Redskins.

Those conditions were more Green Bay-like. Trust me, it’s not easy. It’s not easy throwing into the wind. It’s not easy throwing with the wind. The throw that Kirk Cousins made to (Pierre) Garcon in the second half, the long touchdown into the wind, and it dropped right in the basket? I mean, it was an outstanding throw. I thought, ‘OK, he’s arrived.’

Here’s the pass that Favre is referring to, a 70-yard strike to Pierre Garcon:


Cousins has already thrown over 3,000 yards in 2016 and has tossed 17 TD passes. He’s only thrown seven interceptions and has been completing passes at a 67.2 percent clip.

Cousins played at Michigan State from 2008 through 2011 and left the program holding nearly every passing record in the book. He finished his college career with 9,131 yards and 66 TDs as a three-year starter in East Lansing.