Kirk Cousins to Start for Washington Redskins Against Cleveland Browns

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy owners and Washington Redskin fans everywhere are upset with the recent news about Robert Griffin III‘s knee injury keeping him out Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. The news came out during a team meeting Saturday night although this was not RG3′s decision, but he will show support for his fellow rookie quarterback, Kirk Cousins.

Griffin tweeted following the news:

“The decision was not my own… But I will be there for my team!!! In every way I possibly can.”

Griffin has had an MVP-type season so far for the surprise contender Washington Redskins. He has thrown for just under 3,000 yards and 18 touchdowns to combat just four interceptions. His completion percentage has been impressive as well, completing 66 percent of his passes.

Although this move is a shock to followers of the NFL, the move is not as bad as people may think. Cousins was there to engineer the Redskins in a comeback win over the Baltimore Ravens last week, completing both of his passes, one of which was a touchdown.

Oh, and did I mention he ran in the game-tying two-point conversion? Yes, Redskins fans, you are in pretty good hands.

Cousins was the fourth-round pick of the Redskins in 2012 and is a former Michigan State Spartan and led them to two straight 11 win seasons, including a bowl win over Georgia to finish his illustrious career at the school. He put up records galore for the Spartans and is said to be the best quarterback to come out of the school in decades.

While Griffin is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and also contending for Rookie of the Year and MVP trophies, he trusts his fellow rookie 100 percent.


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