Cousins is playing this season on the franchise tag, which he was basically forced to accept as a way of ‘proving himself’ this year to the brass in the Redskins’ front office. After this kind of performance against Aaron Rodgers in a prime time matchup, how would you react?
It makes me so happy to see another great performance by Cousins, who was selected in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, one that is known for its class of quarterbacks, including Andrew Luck, Ryan Tannehill, and Redskins first round pick Robert Griffin III.
It was a curious move at the time to take Cousins so quickly after selecting Griffin, but the Redskins and their fan base certainly aren’t second-guessing anything now, as this team has only lost one game — a three-point loss to the first place Lions on the road — since September.
Cousins has made himself a lot of money this season, likely from the Washington Redskins, and he looks to have legitimately emerged as one of the NFL’s better quarterbacks.