is 1-3 as a starting quarterback in the NFL. (Al Tielemans/SI)
During the 2013 regular season, it appeared that the Washington Redskins had a valuable trade asset in backup quarterback Kirk Cousins. However, Robert Griffin III's struggles pushed Cousins into a starting role in the final month of the season, which may have exposed the second-year quarterback's flaws and done more harm than good.
With the NFL offseason well underway, it is becoming clear that Cousins will likely return to the Redskins in 2014 as the team has received very little interest in its backup signal-caller.
“No. No, nothing,” Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said, via Mike Jones of the Washington Post. “We’re excited to have Kirk. You need two great quarterbacks on your team. you never know. The way Robert plays and the style he plays with you never know what can happen. Injuries are a part of the game. You need two excellent quarterbacks and we’re fortunate to have two of the better quarterbacks.”
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Griffin tore both ligaments in his knee at the end of the 2012 season, and his scrambling style potentially leaves him more vulnerable to injury going forward.
There is still a chance that Cousins could be moved this offseason, but the most likely scenario is that he will hope to impress during the preseason and then anxiously wait on the sidelines for another chance to enter the starting lineup and prove that he has what it takes to be a full-time starter in the league.