The Washington Redskins already have enough on their plate at the quarterback position with having to worry about the health of Robert Griffin III’s knee, but they have even more to deal with after Monday night’s game with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Heralded backup quarterback Kirk Cousins left Monday’s game with a foot injury after Lawrence Timmons rolled up on his right foot after making a tackle. Cousins was scrambling for a first down in the second quarter and looking to get out of bounds, but didn’t see Timmons coming from behind and was unable to prepare himself for the hit.
It’s not like Cousins was going to take over the starting job from RG3, but he had shown promise in the few opportunities he had when Griffin was unable to play and he was already making a name for himself as one of the most promising backups in the league.
Cousins originally tried to march back to the huddle after the tackle, but decided against it and limped off the field in obvious pain. If anything, the Redskins backup was going to be good trade bait heading into the season. Now he has injury concerns of his own to deal with and the Redskins can’t be happy with the way things are going at the position.
Rex Grossman took over after Cousins left the game. The Redskins fourth-string quarterback is Pat White, who the team drafted a couple years back but has never really been able to break through to put himself in the conversation for more playing time. The verdict is still out on how badly Cousins is injured, but it’s not a good sign for a team that already has to deal with an injury to their star QB.