Report: Former Spartan quarterback Cousins named Redskins' Week 1 starter
It’s official. Kirk Cousins is the guy in D.C.
The former Michigan State quarterback will start for the Redskins in Week 1 against the Dolphins, according to ESPN’s Diana Russini.
Russini initially reported that the Redskins were leaning in that direction on Saturday with management in disagreement over former Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III. According to Russini, the team will announce the news officially this afternoon.
Cousins was drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 draft as a backup for Griffin. With the former Baylor star battling injuries and ineffectiveness in the last two years, Cousins has made nine starts.
In Saturday’s preseason game against Baltimore, Cousins showed off his accuracy completing 20 of 27 passes for a touchdown and an interception.
The 27-year-old will face off against a new-look Miami defensive line that features former Nebraska star Ndamukong Suh. The Redskins were 2-4 last year in games that Cousins started.