Kirk Cousins RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chris Cooley says Kirk Cousins has been told he’s not getting benched

    Washington Post "If I were Kirk Cousins, I would never read anything besides the newspaper classified ads. Which wouldn’t take super long nowadays, come to think of it. This would give me more time to play Hay Day on my phone. Because here are the two things Cousins is criticized for most frequently: throwing..." November 25

  • Kirk Cousins says he’s focusing solely on Carolina, not a future contract

    Washington Post "Asked multiple times about a potential contract extension with the Washington Redskins, quarterback Kirk Cousins on Wednesday found multiple ways to say that it’s not among his concerns as he prepares for the seven games remaining in the season. “I really don’t deal with it,” Cousins said..." November 19

  • Cousins could be hot commodity as contract expires "Like quarterbacks in our league so often do, Kirk Cousins went from favored curiosity to unappreciated starter to liquid-hot commodity, all in the span of about three months. He's got a catch phrase, which, after Sunday's 300-plus, four-touchdown performance, he opted not to use, and said that..." November 17

  • Embattled Kirk Cousins blocks out criticism by tuning into HGTV, NPR

    CBS Sports "Kirk Cousins throws a lot of interceptions. He has eight in six starts this season -- including two in last week's loss to the Jets. And for all the vitriol directed at Robert Griffin III, Cousins throws interceptions at twice the rate (once every 23 attempts compared to once every 46 attempts for..." October 22

  • Report: Redskins to stick with Kirk Cousins, Jay Gruden for season

    Larry Brown Sports "There have been many calls for the Washington Redskins to make a change at quarterback, but it does not look like that is going to happen any time soon. ESPN’s Britt McHenry reports that 2-4 Washington will stick with Kirk Cousins at quarterback and Jay Gruden as head coach for the season..." October 21

  • Kirk Cousins says his turnovers are not 'quite as awful' this year

    Sporting News "Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins appeared Monday on 106.7 The Fan to discuss his slow start this season. Since being named the starter, he has thrown six touchdowns in six games (one in each) and has thrown eight interceptions (four games with two). It's never good when a quarterback has more..." October 20

  • Jay Gruden keeps excusing Kirk Cousins, which he didn't do for RG3

    Yahoo! Sports "It's hard to ignore that Jay Gruden has treated the two main quarterbacks during his time as coach of the Washington Redskins much differently. Gruden's treatment of Robert Griffin III last season got a lot of attention, because he would point out his flaws. That's not something most coaches..." October 19

  • Gruden’s “windy” excuse for Cousins is a huge mistake

    Pro Football Talk "There’s a scene on the brilliant TV show Arrested Development in which protagonist Michael Bluth suggests to his younger brother Buster that he should go on the balcony, and Buster replies that he can’t because, “Mom says it’s too windy.” The joke is that Buster is a grown man who’s so sheltered..." October 19

  • Kirk Cousins continues to throw interceptions at an alarming rate

    Pro Football Talk "Kirk Cousins threw two interceptions in Thursday night’s loss to the Giants, continuing an alarming trend that began with Cousins’s very first NFL game: He throws too many interceptions, and when he throws interceptions, Washington loses. Cousins has eight career games with multiple..." September 25

  • Jay Gruden: 'No quarterback controversy whatsoever' in D.C.

    Sportsnaut "Jay Gruden appears to be suffering from a brutal case of stubbornness. Following a particularly putrid performance by Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins on "Thursday Night Football," Gruden made it crystal clear that he isn’t interested in exploring a quarterback switch at this..." September 25

  • Way too early to discuss a Cousins contract for 2016

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "We need to slow the roll on Kirk Cousins’ contract for 2016 and beyond. Former Redskins cornerback (and sometimes Comcast SportsNet analyst) Shawn Springs suggested that the team needs to sign him to an extension during the bye week in early November. Former Redskins GM Charley Casserly said on..." September 24

  • Jets inquired about trading for Redskins' Kirk Cousins "Following Geno Smith's infamous broken-jaw incident on Aug. 7, the New York Jets took the temperature of potential quarterbacks available for trade. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday on NFL Network's GameDay Morning that one inquiry made while covering their basis was regarding the..." September 13

  • Redskins' Kirk Cousins: 'I don’t feel a distraction in the building'

    Sporting News "Kirk Cousins is gearing up for this week's season opener with a clear and focused mind. At a press conference following the team's Wednesday practice, the Redskins quarterback shot down speculation that Robert Griffin III’s presence around the locker room will create any distractions for the..." September 10

  • Jay Gruden says Kirk Cousins made Redskins’ QB decision easy

    Washington Post "The 2015 edition of the “The Redskins Coach’s Show With Jay Gruden” premiered Saturday on NBC 4 and there was no shortage of topics to discuss. Early in the program, Larry Michael asked Gruden how difficult it was to decide on Kirk Cousins as his team’s starting quarterback for Week 1 and..." September 08

  • Garcon: Kirk Cousins commands huddle, is a natural-born leader

    CBS Sports "Fair or not, the Robert Griffin III era in Washington appears to have reached its logical conclusion. Coach Jay Gruden announced this week that Kirk Cousins is the starter, and that Griffin's demotion isn't injury-related (he suffered a concussion in Week 2 of the preseason) but..." September 02

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    Dianna Marie Russini @diannaESPN

    Redskins have named Kirk Cousins starting QB for week 1 per source.

  • Washington name Kirk Cousins as their starting quarterback

    Chicago Sun-Times "Kirk Cousins didn’t exactly set the world alight on Saturday night as the Redskins defeated the Baltimore Ravens 31-13, but it appears he did enough to win the starting quarterback job in Washington. The Redskins will, as expected, start with Cousins in Week 1 against the Miami..." August 31

  • Kirk Cousins to start at QB for Redskins in Week 1

    CBS Sports "The Robert Griffin III era in Washington isn't officially over but its inevitable, logical conclusion may not be far off. On Friday, the doctor who cleared RG3 to play after the QB's concussion last week reversed course. Now, not only will Kirk Cousins replace Griffin in Saturday's preseason game,..." August 30

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    With RGIII out (concussion) tonight, the #Redskins will start QB Kirk Cousins. Not a surprise, he’s gotten all the second-team reps.

  • Battle for Redskins’ No. 2 quarterback job expected to last throughout camp, preseason

    Washington Post "Robert Griffin III naturally garnered much of the media/fan attention during the Redskins’ offseason practices, and because of the health and performance struggles he endured last season along with his contract situation (the fifth-year option due to him in 2016 calls for him to earn upwards of..." June 22

  • What should the Redskins do with Kirk Cousins?

    Washington Post "The Redskins have plenty of questions looming, but none carries more intrigue than the quarterback position. General manager Scot McCloughan has cautioned against giving up on Robert Griffin III prematurely. But he didn’t say that the former second overall pick would remain the starter. When..." February 13

  • Former Redskins QB thinks Cousins is on the move

    CSN Washington "As we've seen before, former Redskins QB Joe Theismann has had strong opinions on the current Redskins quarterback situation, particularly Kirk Cousins. Well, Theismann is back at it. Thursday on ESPN 980's The Sports Fix, Theismann shares that he thinks Cousins could be shipped out before the..." January 16

  • Kirk Cousins: I did not demand a trade

    CSN Washington "Kirk Cousins isn't planning to demand a trade, after all. Around noon on Monday, a local reporter tweeted, “Kirk Cousins says that if Redskins name RG3 starting QB he would like to be traded.” About two hours later, Cousins was on a conference call with the Redskins media corps, saying his..." December 30

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    Dianna Marie Russini @NBCdianna

    Kirk Cousins says that if Redskins name RG3 starting QB he would like to be traded. #Redskins

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    Aditi Kinkhabwala @AKinkhabwala

    Here in Ashburn, first individual QB drill. Robert Griffin III goes first, Colt McCoy 2nd, Kirk Cousins 3rd. Read nothing into that.

  • McCoy will get start in Week 8 if RGIII is not ready "Colt McCoy will start at quarterback unless Robert Griffin III is 100 percent ready for action in Washington's Week 8 Monday Night Fooball matchup versus the Dallas Cowboys, Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced Monday. McCoy took over the reigns under center in the second half for the..." October 21

  • Jay Gruden: I don’t know why Kirk Cousins throws so many picks

    Pro Football Talk "Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins had a three-interception game against Arizona on Sunday and a four-interception game against the Giants three weeks ago. Coach Jay Gruden wishes he could explain it. “I don’t know. If I knew, I wouldn’t call those plays,” Gruden said, via the Tennessean...." October 16

  • Redskins might find that neither Robert Griffin III nor Kirk Cousins is the answer

    Washington Post "While Kirk Cousins refocuses on trying to complete passes to teammates instead of opponents, there’s a lot to consider in the Washington Redskins’ quarterback debate. Robert Griffin III or Cousins was expected to emerge with the long-term job. But after Griffin suffered yet another serious injury..." October 01

  • RG3, Kirk Cousins dilemma isn't as tasty in Washington anymore

    Fox Sports "Without taking a single snap, Robert Griffin III looks a whole lot better Friday than he did 24 hours earlier. It was nothing the ballyhooed quarterback did himself but rather what his Washington Redskins replacement failed to accomplish. Through seven quarters of relief work, Kirk Cousins..." September 26

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    Kirk Cousins replacing RGIII permanently in Wash? "Crazy things have happened in NFL," Jay Gruden said. "I'm not going to discount anything"

  • Kirk Cousins: I can be like Dalton

    ESPN "When Kirk Cousins learned the news, he knew it would be good for him. He wasn't sure if he would get on the field, not with Robert Griffin III as the Washington Redskins' quarterback. But Cousins knew that hiring Jay Gruden as coach would be a good move for him -- just because of whom he had..." September 17

  • Theismann backtracks on his Cousins-over-RGIII talk

    Pro Football Talk "Former Washington quarterback Joe Theismann recently sparked a firestorm by suggesting that, if his old team had an open competition at quarterback, Kirk Cousins would win the job over Robert Griffin III. “Let’s stop beating around the bush,” Theismann, a color analyst working for the team,..." August 26

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    Tarik El-Bashir @TarikCSN

    Allen also said the #Redskins never came close to a deal for backup QB Kirk Cousins during draft.

  • Cousins drawing interest but trade remains uncertain

    Washington Post "Several teams are interested in Washington Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins but it remained unclear in the hours before the NFL draft if any of them is willing to offer enough to convince the Redskins to trade Cousins, according to several people familiar with the situation. The..." May 08

  • Jay Gruden: No calls on Cousins

    ESPN "Kirk Cousins let it be known early in the offseason he’d welcome a trade. The Redskins let it be known they didn’t want to deal him. And perhaps that’s why Redskins coach Jay Gruden said no team has called them about the third-year quarterback. That’s fine with Gruden. Robert Griffin III is..." March 26

  • Kirk Cousins, asked about gay athletes: 'Nobody's perfect'

    Detroit Free Press "The NFL will have its first openly gay football player when Missouri defensive end Michael Sam is drafted in May. If the Washington Redskins were to draft him – Sam is projected as a middle-round pick at best – former Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins said he wouldn’t have an issue with..." March 02

  • Kirk Cousins wants 'chance to compete to be a starting QB'

    CBS Sports "A lot is being made of Kirk Cousins, the former fourth-round pick who didn't play well in limited duty last season, and whether he will be a starter somewhere in 2014. It's a topic of interest for several reasons, chief among them: The guy ahead of Cousins on the depth chart in Washington, Robert..." February 24

  • Kirk Cousins unlikely to be traded away by Redskins "Kirk Cousins isn't untouchable, but don't expect to see him change football addresses this offseason. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the Washington Redskins do not intend to trade their backup quarterback. This comes two days after a report surfaced that Washington was..." February 21

  • Redskins want a second-round draft pick if they’re going to trade Kirk Cousins

    Washington Post "The Washington Redskins want a second-round pick in the NFL draft if they are going to trade backup quarterback Kirk Cousins, according to a person familiar with the team’s planning. It’s not clear how active the Redskins’ trade discussions with other teams regarding Cousins are at this point,..." February 19

  • Redskins’ Cousins won’t be going anywhere

    Washington Post "Redskins fans have cabin fever. The snow’s getting to them. No other team in town is good enough to distract local fans until NFL free agency begins March 17 and there’s not even a first-round pick for them to debate about. Fans are flat out bored, so naturally talk turns to quarterbacks —..." February 18

  • Kirk Cousins: Difference between 3-13 and 13-3 isn’t that much

    Pro Football Talk "Kirk Cousins played on a 3-13 team in Washington last season, but he doesn’t see a big difference between his own team and the 13-3 Seahawks. Cousins said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that there wasn’t a huge difference between the 2012 team that won the NFC East and the 2013 team that tied for the..." February 15

  • Could Lasik surgery help Kirk Cousins?

    ESPN "Kirk Cousins isn’t averse to contact, but he was tired of playing with contacts. So he opted for Lasik surgery on his eyes -- and now he wonders what impact that will have on his game. Cousins underwent the procedure Tuesday and said there’s a chance his vision will improve to 20-15. In..." February 13

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    SiriusXM NFL Radio @SiriusXMNFL

    #Redskins QB @KirkCousins8: Whether it's talking to my agent or Bruce Allen...I'm open to a trade but I love Washington, the city, and fans.

  • Should the Redskins trade Kirk Cousins, or hold onto him?

    Washington Post "Everybody and his brother, sister and cousin knows that Kirk Cousins would like a chance to start at quarterback for an NFL team. All of those people also know that barring injury, he will not have that chance with the Washington Redskins because of their investment in Robert Griffin III, who also..." February 06

  • Kirk Cousins open to being traded

    ESPN "With the Washington Redskins making it clear that Robert Griffin III is their starting quarterback, backup Kirk Cousins is open to being traded, league sources told ESPN. Cousins believes he is ready to start and already has had discussions with the Redskins' hierarchy, which declared Griffin..." February 02

  • Cousins thinks RG3 will have input on coaching decision

    Pro Football Talk "Anyone wanting to be the next head coach in Washington may have to get a stamp of approval from Robert Griffin III. That’s the word from backup quarterback Kirk Cousins, who said after Mike Shanahan was fired that Griffin and owner Dan Snyder will have input in determining who the next head..." January 04

  • Redskins' Cousins 'encouraged' after two starts

    CSN Washington "Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins says he’s “encouraged” by his performances the past two games, despite the final score. “I feel like I’ve improved,” he said Tuesday at Redskins Park. “I’ve done some good things. I feel like there’s a lot I can take from it and be encouraged about going into..." December 25

  • Shanahan: 'Skins didn't alter offense for Kirk Cousins "Kirk Cousins' first start of the 2013 season included a lot of great plays, and plenty of head-scratching throws. There were more passes from the pocket, especially going down the field. That led to some conspiracy theorists wondering if Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan changed the..." December 16

  • Shanahan: Cousins could fetch a first-rounder

    Washington Post "Washington coach Mike Shanahan thinks his decision to start quarterback Kirk Cousins for the final three games of the regular season may yield dividends for the franchise in the future. Shanahan said on ESPN 980 that he believes that if Cousins plays well, some other team might offer a..." December 14

  • Kirk Cousins, not RG3, to start for Washington in Week 15

    Sporting News "The Washington Redskins will start Kirk Cousins, not Robert Griffin III, at quarterback, according to John Keim. The news comes after reports that the Redskins may try avoiding paying coach Mike Shanahan for the last year of his contract. The team denied reports that the coach nearly departed..." December 11