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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Redskins Injury Update: RGIII was progressing before injury

By on 9/17/2014 12:00:00 PM

With the Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III sidelined for an extended period of time after sustaining a dislocated ankle this past weekend, Kirk Cousins assumes the starting role for the Redskins. Although there was some talk that Kirk Cousins was better suited for the system under Head Coach Jay Gruden, reports are that RGIII was progressing in the system.

Chris Wesseling of reported:

Coach Jay Gruden pointed out that Cousins is "very much suited" for the Redskins' boot-heavy West Coast offense and reportedly realized this summer that his backup was a better fit than his starter. NFL Media's Aditi Kinkhabwala has reported that there is no quarterback controversy within Redskins headquarters.
The big question comes when RGIII is healthy again. What do the Redskins do? There are obviously many scenarios that have to be considered. If Kirk Cousins is rolling and the Redskins are winning, how do you remove him? If they are not, and Cousins is struggling, the decision becomes easier. 
They also have to take into consideration the draft pick investment, as Chris Wesseling points out, and also that RGIII did have a terrific season as an NFL quarterback in his rookie year. He definitely has some talent and has proven he can win. 
Hopefully Kirk Cousins makes their decision difficult. Having two capable quarterbacks is a good problem to have and will hopefully bring the best out in both of them.

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