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QB Kirk Cousins - Washington Redskins

6-3, 214Born: 8-19-1988College: Michigan StateDrafted: Round 4

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Summary

Statistically speaking, Kirk Cousins wasn't quite as good in 2016 as he was in 2015, but Washington fans should still hope the team finds a way to keep him under contract beyond this season. In two full seasons as the starter, Cousins has completed 68% of his passes for 9,083 yards, 54 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. It's clear he's a perfect fit for Jay Gruden's rhythm-based passing attack. The question for Cousins is whether the team's revamped receiving corps is an upgrade or not. Veterans Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson left for free agent riches in spite of having resurgent years. Washington signed Terrelle Pryor to a one-year "prove it" deal as the new starter opposite slot receiver extraordinaire Jamison Crowder. The X-factor will be Josh Doctson's development. If he plays like the 1st rounder he was a season ago, Cousins could replicate last year's fantasy output. If Doctson falters, Cousins stays relevant but becomes a lower end QB1 or an ideal high end QB2. (May 15)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 13, 5, 6, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14, 14, 14, 15, 16, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21
QB Dynasty - 10, 8, 8, 9, 10, 13, 13, 16

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2014 WAS 6 126 204 1710 10 9 7 20 0 2
2015 WAS 16 379 543 4166 29 11 26 48 5 3
2016 WAS 16 406 606 4917 25 12 34 96 4 3
2017 PROJ-Dodds 16 386 580 * * * 31 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 16 390 575 * * * 30 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 389 590 * * * 30 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 375 583 * * * 34 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 85
QB: 12

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Latest News

Redskins | Odds strong Kirk Cousins re-signs? (Tue Jun 20, 12:10 PM) - Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has 'become a leader and a fixture at a position of perpetual angst for (team owner Dan) Snyder,' according to CBS sports Jason La Confora, who believes there is now an 80 percent chance Cousins signs a long-term deal with the Redskins.

Our View: Things change quickly around the NFL. Cousins didn't seem to be in the long-term plans for Washington after back-to-back franchise tags (2016, 2017). The team could get a new deal done that gives Cousins the security every player is looking for. If Cousins were to hit the open market, we'd expect a team like the 49ers to break the bank to get him.
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Redskins | WAS wants long-term deal for Kirk Cousins (Fri Jun 16, 05:09 PM) - Washington Redskins vice president of player personnel Doug Williams said the team wants to sign QB Kirk Cousins to a long-term extension in the worst way. Williams said the two sides have been negotiating this offseason.

Our View: They've placed the franchise tag on Cousins for two years in a row. Now that the front office in Washington has been settled, perhaps they'll finally get Cousins the long-term deal he's been looking for.
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2017 Schedule

1vs Philadelphia Eagles
2@ Los Angeles Rams
3vs Oakland Raiders
4@ Kansas City Chiefs
5--- BYE WEEK ---
6vs San Francisco 49ers
7@ Philadelphia Eagles
8vs Dallas Cowboys
9@ Seattle Seahawks
10vs Minnesota Vikings
11@ New Orleans Saints
12vs New York Giants
13@ Dallas Cowboys
14@ Los Angeles Chargers
15vs Arizona Cardinals
16vs Denver Broncos
17@ New York Giants