Kirk Cousins
QB WAS (9)
2 days ago

Cousins completed 21 of 35 passes for 296 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 29-27 victory over the Giants on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants took a 21-9 lead in the second quarter, but Cousins hit for long touchdowns to DeSean Jackson and Jamison Crowder in the second and third quarters, respectively, to start a comeback that resulted in a victory. He was more decisive Sunday, but he did not have a particularly high completion percentage once again. It was, however, an improved performance, and Cousins will have the opportunity to build off of it in Week 4 versus the Browns.

Kirk Cousins
QB WAS (9)
1 week ago

Cousins completed 28 of 46 passes for 364 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys. He added 20 rushing yards on two carries.

EDGE Analysis

Cousins was productive Sunday and moved the ball effectively, but he committed a monumental error at the end of the third quarter when he was picked off in the end zone after throwing into quadruple coverage. He was also part of a botched snap that cost the Redskins a 10-second runoff on the final drive of the game, leaving just eight seconds off the clock, and he launched the ensuing Hail Mary out of the end zone to conclude the game. Cousins has piled up 695 yards through the air through two games, but his 1:3 touchdown:turnover rate and the crucial mistakes have left some things to be desired. He will look to turn things around in Week 3 versus the Giants.

Kirk Cousins
QB WAS (9)
2 weeks ago2 Comments

Cousins completed 30 of 43 passes for 329 yards, no touchdowns and zero interceptions in Monday night's season-opening loss to the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Cousins and the Redskins offense struggled without a running game Monday night, when a second-half deficit also worked against Cousins to put him in predictable passing situations. Although that helped him accumulate over 300 yards while completing passes to eight different receivers, Cousins was at fault on a few throws, which resulted in two interceptions and zero touchdowns. His second pick came in the game's final minute from three yards out, ruining an opportunity to end his night on a positive note. After a disappointing Week 1 showing, Cousins and the Redskins will aim to bounce back at home against the Cowboys this Sunday.

Kirk Cousins
QB WAS (9)
1 month ago

Cousins will not start Washington's preseason finale, which has been moved to Wednesday due to expected weather conditions in the Tampa Bay area.

EDGE Analysis

The game will be moved up to 8 PM ET on Wednesday to avoid severe weather associated with Tropical Depression Nine. Regardless, Cousins wasn't going to play, as head coach Jay Gruden had already tabbed third-string quarterback Nate Sudfeld as the starter. Sudfeld will likely play the entire game if he doesn't get hurt, while Cousins will rest up for Week 1 against Pittsburgh.

Kirk Cousins
QB WAS (9)
1 month ago3 Comments

Cousins completed 12 of 23 passes for 188 yards while adding three touchdowns and one interception in Friday's preseason win over the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

It was Cousins final appearance in the preseason as head coach Jay Gruden has already confirmed that the starters will not play next week against the Buccaneers. While the final stat line looks promising, it was easy to tell Cousins is still working on shaking off some preseason rust, as he underthrew several receivers and almost had another interception if it weren't for a penalty on the play. The second-year starter can put all that behind him now and focus on getting ready for a Week 1 prime time matchup with the Steelers.

Kirk Cousins
QB WAS (9)
1 month ago1 Comment

Cousins will play the entire first half of Friday's preseason game against the Bills, possibly even getting snaps into the third quarter, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cousins played one drive in Washington's first preseason game and was a healthy scratch for the second. With the team returning all of its key weapons in the passing game, it shouldn't really matter how much playing time Cousins gets during the preseason. The more interesting development is Matt Jones' shoulder injury, as the Redskins don't have a proven ball-carrier on the roster, which means undrafted rookie Rob Kelley and seventh-round rookie Keith Marshall will handle the first-team work in Friday's game. If Jones isn't ready for Week 1, the Redskins may just opt for a pass-dominant offense, with Chris Thompson getting even more work than he did last season.

Kirk Cousins
QB WAS (9)
1 month ago

Cousins was held out of Friday's preseason win against the Jets, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cousins was merely a healthy scratch, along with wideouts DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. Expect Cousins to return to action Friday against the Bills in what will be a dress rehearsal of sorts for the regular season.

Kirk Cousins
QB WAS (9)
2 months ago

Cousins completed all five of his pass attempts for 39 yards in Thursday's preseason opener against the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Cousins failed to produce any points on his lone drive, but he avoided negative plays and escaped without any injuries. He should see more playing time in the second and third preseason games, though he probably hopes not to see too much of the field, as he'll play out this season under the franchise tag.

Kirk Cousins
QB WAS (9)
2 months ago

Cousins and the Redskins will not reach agreement on a long-term extension ahead of Friday's deadline, Yahoo! reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cousins' representatives and the Redskins have long been far apart on contract terms, so it's of little surprise that he won't go into the upcoming campaign with a new multi-year deal. Instead, Cousins will play under Washington's $19.953 million franchise tag, making him the first quarterback in 11 years to play under such designation. After a breakout 2015 season, Cousins will hope a similarly strong 2016 results in a huge payday next offseason, and with a bevy of weapons surrounding him, Cousins' chances of doing so appear favorable.

Kirk Cousins
QB WAS (9)
2 months ago9 Comments

Cousins is not expected to sign an extension prior to Friday's deadline for franchise-tagged players, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

If no agreement is reached by Friday afternoon, Cousins will play out 2016 with a $19.953 million salary. He'd be in line for a huge, multi-year deal if he were to have another strong season, but an ineffective or injury-plagued campaign could push him back into the price range for No. 2 quarterbacks. Cousins has a nice array of weapons to help him out, with first-round rookie wideout Josh Doctson joining a group that already includes DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, Jamison Crowder and TE Jordan Reed.