Via the teams Twitter page, the Washington Redskins announced this past week that they have signed rookie quarterback Kirk Cousins. Cousins was drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft this past April.
According to many reports, the deal is for four years and I have even seen a dollar figure for the deal around $2.5 million.
The Redskins certainly made quite a buzz when they drafted the Michigan State product in this years draft after already drafting Robert Griffin III second overall. It led many to question whether or not it was necessary and whether or not they believe in RG3.
Most likely, Cousins will start the season as Griffins back up. The Redskins also have Rex Grossman on roster and Cousins will be battling Grossman for the number two spot on the depth chart.
Griffin will be splitting Reps with the number four QB, Jonathan Crompton, throughout OTA's and training camp.
Through four years for the Spartans, Cousins threw for 9,131 yards and 66 touchdowns. He is regarded as one of the most successful quarterbacks to come out of Michigan State.
The Redskins will have quite the quarterback battle in training camp. It won't be between RG3 and someone, however, it will be between Cousins and Grossman.
Grossman has been in the system for a couple years now so it would not be a bad idea to keep him around. He might be able to help Griffin learn the system. However, Cousins is a promising young prospect with enough talent to be at least a back-up on any NFL team.
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