Dec 26, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) celebrates 22 yard touchdown pass to tight end Jordan Reed … For the first time in five years, Washington had three pass-catchers with at least 600 receiving yards. Snyder and D.C. mayor: He won’t return calls, she won’t say the name. These quarterbacks have started at least one game for the Washington Football … Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said Wednesday that the plan is for Robert Griffin III to be the teams starting quarterback in 2015. This change was based on performance. Daniel Snyder and Bruce Allen gave their blessing, and the rest is history. Robert Griffin III and Jay Gruden had a season to forget in the nation's capital. Cousins confirmed Gruden’s thinking when he started in place of a concussed Griffin against the Ravens in preseason Game 3, and played well. I can’t see all three of Griffin, Cousins and McCoy on the team in 2015, so the Redskins need to groom a rookie to at least challenge to become the backup quarterback moving forward. And in the upside down world of … December, he completed 72.8 percent of his passes, threw 10 touchdown passes and only one interception. ©2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. Colt McCoy is expected to start and play the entire game in Thursday’s preseason finale against the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedEx Field. The team is fully expected to cut Robert Griffin III, getting out of that $16.15 million fifth-year option they picked up last offseason, making him a free agent as well. If the Redskins and the Cousins camp can’t reach an agreement by the franchise tag deadline (March 7), Washington very well could tag the quarterback to keep another team from swooping in and luring him away. 2015 Redskins Position Analysis – Quarterbacks: This is an analysis of the Redskins Quarterbacks going into Free Agency and the Draft. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) Gruden said Griffin was making progress and went out of his way to praise him at any opportunity. Or, will he try to go somewhere he can compete to start? Gruden, empowered by the front office to make the final call about his starter, decided to switch to Cousins and said Griffin’s current injury – a concussion sustained on Aug. 20 – had nothing to with it. We’ll go from there.”. But less than two months into the year, supporting Griffin turned into the theme of the 2015 offseason. They needed to see progress from Griffin for him to hold onto the job he was given at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis in February. Washington Redskins officials and coaches are spending this week reviewing the season and evaluating the players on the roster. Big question: How and for how much will the Redskins retain the services of Kirk Cousins? Outlining … Cousins recorded a team-best seven 300-yard games, and his 29 touchdown passes tied for second-most in a single season in franchise history. And from there, the question about the quarterback position involves depth. Who is Rams owner Stan Kroenke, besides the most hated man in St. Louis? Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III warms up before a preseason NFL football game...[+] against the Baltimore Ravens, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Baltimore. With the Redskins… He’s done a lot of great things in his career, but when you’re the starting quarterback it’s your job to keep that job and you can’t let outside noise influence you as a football player.”. Will the team re-sign Colt McCoy? Does GameStop's Soaring Stock Indicate A Possible Market Bubble? He has demonstrated progress in his second year under Gruden’s offensive system after a ragged start to training camp. “He’s a high-profile player and deservedly so. ... it comes down to games being either won or lost at the quarterback position. Returning: Cousins is expected to return – either after working out a multi-year deal, or after Washington uses the franchise tag to retain him. The Washington Redskins have named Kirk Cousins as their starting quarterback for the 2015 season, coach Jay Gruden announced on Monday. What's The Timeline For Next Economic Relief Payment. If the offense came up short by a yard on a Griffin pass, Gruden would move the ball up and award a first down. Jay Gruden hired a quarterbacks coach, declared Griffin the starter for 2015 in February (changing course from when he entered the offseason saying he’d hold a competition for the job), and the team picked up the fifth-year option on Griffin’s contract. Jay Gruden announced Monday that Kirk Cousins will be the Redskins' starter in 2015, adding that Washington is ... we just feel like Kirk has earned the right to be the starting quarterback for 2015." The most important news stories of the day, curated by Post editors and delivered every morning. 2015 Washington Redskins Statistics & Players: 9-7 (po:0-1) (1st in NFC East), Coach: Jay Gruden, ProBowl: Williams Washington Redskins 2015 Team Preview and Prediction By Athlon Sports , 7/9/15, 11:00 AM EDT RG3 will get one more chance to prove he's the long-term answer for the Redskins at quarterback Maybe 2015 … Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. That designation would mean a commitment of $19 million to $20 million. That’s a significant risk. Cousins earned that definitive support with an increasingly strong preseason performance. That’s 30 times the $660,000 the Washington Redskins quarterback earned as a fourth-year NFL player in 2015. Today, we’ll start it off with the quarterbacks. “It could be, but Kirk has been here long enough and everyone understands the dynamic that Robert brings,” Gruden said. Chuck Lorre's 'United States Of Al' Comes To CBS On April 1st, CBS Sports Set To Air Seven Hours Of Pregame Coverage For Super Bowl LV Across TV, Streaming Platforms, Serious Accident Closes I-270 Southound In Rockville, CBS Sports Network Set For 75 Hours Of Super Bowl Coverage Beginning January 31, NFL Allowing 22,000 Fans To Attend Super Bowl 55 Including 7,500 Healthcare Workers. 1 on their list of personnel questions entering the year. It didn’t happen. Kirk Cousins, chosen in the fourth round of the same draft class as Griffin in 2012, will start against the Miami Dolphins in the regular-season opener on Sept. 13. Stimulus Check Latest: Help Is Nearing. In October, Cousins threw six touchdown passes and four interceptions in four games. Washington and Cousins’s agent could still continue to negotiate toward a long-term deal, but the franchise tag essentially would take the quarterback off the market, unless a team made such a lucrative offer that the Redskins decided not to match it, and then the team would have to fork over two first-round picks as compensation for Washington. And Washington coach Jay Gruden took that announcement a step further. Cultivating confidence and positivity was the name of the game. Cousins set the franchise record for passing yards in a single season, and became the first Redskins quarterback since 1970 to lead the NFL in completion percentage while spreading the ball around judiciously. View the full article “And there’s something powerful about knowing where you stand. Series history, broadcast information, connections and more from Sunday’s Redskins-Bears 2015 Week 14 matchup at Soldier Field in Chicago. The general manager is determined not to let Cousins depart, even though other teams now likely have him on their radar. The Redskins picked up his fifth-year player option for 2016 and would owe him $16.2 million if he were on the team next season. As Redskins turn the page, the plan is to sign Cousins and cut Griffin. Review: The Redskins kicked off the 2015 calendar year needing to find out if they had a long-term answer at quarterback in Robert Griffin III, Colt McCoy or Kirk Cousins. In those six contests, quarterback Trent Williams completed 149-of-195 passes for 1,755 yards with 14 touchdowns and no interceptions for a passer rating of 127.2. First-year starter Kirk Cousins was the quarterback. From there, we’ll look at the running backs, wide receivers and tight ends, offensive line, defensive line, linebackers, cornerbacks and safeties, and cap it all off with special teams. That money is guaranteed for injury so if Griffin plays, gets hurt and can’t pass a season-ending physical then Washington must pay him that money, which will also count against the salary cap. Our first 2016 mock draft | Washington’s 21 free agents-to-be, Bog: ESPN senior writers says Griffin was ‘set up to fail’, More NFL: Redskins | Around the league | Bog on Redskins | Fantasy, Follow: @MikeJonesWaPo | @lizclarketweet | @MasterTes | @Insider. Gruden dismissed any concerns about Griffin’s presence being a distraction to Cousins. … The keys are continued growth by Cousins, while McCloughan and staff contines to improve his supporting cast. We’ll do the same over the next week and a half, taking a look at a different position group each weekday. We didn’t want to, but we had to.”. But his agent, Mike McCartney, likely feels no pressure to rush. One thing about this quarterback, though, is he has managed to incrementally get better each year he’s been in the league and that’s a very positive sign of growth. The decision naturally raised doubts about Griffin’s place in the organization. Follow Redskins reporter Brian McNally on Twitter. Accident Backs Up Traffic for Miles on I-270 North, Gallup: 60 Percent Of Americans Own Guns For 'Personal Safety', 20-Year-Old Found Fatally Shot in District Heights. The Redskins posted a 6-2 mark at home in 2015, the team's best home record since 2005. Snider: Redskins Quarterback Search Continues. He can give them some pop getting to the quarterback … With training camp set to begin later this month, Redskins.com previews the current state of the Redskins roster, starting today with the team’s quarterbacks. “There’s been no discussions about letting [Griffin] go or doing any of that stuff,” Gruden said. 5 Biggest Obstacles Facing Washington Redskins in 2015. In 2015, the Redskins went on a late-season win streak to win the NFC East. Nov 22, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) after the game. — -- Kirk Cousins will be the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback for the upcoming 2015 season, coach Jay Gruden announced Monday. Review: The Redskins kicked off the 2015 calendar year needing to find out if they had a long-term answer at quarterback in Robert Griffin III, Colt … In 2015, when he was a sports editor for his school paper The Bullis Bulldog, Haskins wrote that if Robert Griffin III didn't pan out, the Redskins would need another quarterback … The Redskins don't go after their edge rusher quite yet, but Smith can prove to be very useful as an end built for their 3-4. Gruden said that decision won’t be made until Griffin is cleared for full-contact practice. If Redskins fans need something to cheer them up looking at the 2019 season, consider the last playoff team in D.C. had one striking similarity with this year's version: an inexperienced quarterback. In November, he assumed a heavier workload and threw seven touchdown passes and two interceptions. Also, does/should the team draft a quarterback in the middle rounds of the draft to develop behind Cousins? It is a stunning fall from grace for Griffin, the 2012 NFL offensive rookie of the year who has been plagued by injury and poor play since tearing knee ligaments in a playoff game that first season. The Washington Redskins will have a competition at quarterback in 2015, head coach Jay Gruden said his year-end press conference Tuesday. ASHBURN, Va. — In February, the Redskins named Robert Griffin III their starting quarterback for 2015. In Washington's six home wins this season, the Redskins outscored opponents, 180-113. Position: QuarterbacksImpending free agents: Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy will become free agents at the start of the new league year in March. Old habits crept back into practices and the game tape verified the coaches’ doubts. Gruden told McCloughan Cousins was his guy, and the GM agreed. Cleveland Browns Earlier this year, the Washington Redskins exercised an option to sign quarterback Robert Griffin III for the 2016 season. The Cousins era began with erratic play (three touchdowns, four interceptions in the first three games), but Gruden insisted he would not make a change. Kirk Cousins will be the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback for the upcoming 2015 season, coach Jay Gruden announced Monday. When the team decides to pull the trigger and release Griffin is nearly as intriguing. The QB and coach are set to return in 2015, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. They believe they can win with him for years to come. 2015 Washington Redskins Starters, Roster, & Players: 9-7 (po:0-1) (1st in NFC East), Coach: Jay Gruden, ProBowl: Williams ASHBURN, Va. — In February, the Redskins named Robert Griffin III their starting quarterback for 2015. But it’s unclear if Griffin will even be the backup quarterback this season. And so, the clock is ticking, the watch is on. Filed Under: Kirk Cousins, rick snider, Washington Redskins (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) “We are going to plan on playing with these three quarterbacks. On March 7, 2016, Griffin was released by the Redskins. In training camp, if a defensive player got a hand on Griffin, tagging him for what would’ve been a sack, but the quarterback spun away and made a play, Gruden would award Griffin a first down – much to the dismay of the defenders, who would argue passionately (and in vain) for a reversal of the decision. Cousins just needed time to grow, the coachsaid. He and Cousins have all of the leverage – especially if Mike Shanahan winds up landing the San Francisco 49ers’ head coaching job. View the full article He ended up third on the quarterback depth chart, behind Cousins and Colt McCoy, and remained inactive for the entire regular season. That seems unlikely, however. Nothing was improbable about Kirk Cousins’s rapid ascent. Griffin got all of the first-team snaps in the offseason practices and training camp. By signing up you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, Reviewing the 2015 Redskins by position: Quarterbacks, ESPN senior writers says Griffin was ‘set up to fail’. The Redskins would prefer to work out a contract with Cousins sooner rather than later. Redskins officials exited the 2015 season convinced they had found their quarterback, which ranked No. The Redskins closed out the year winning their last four, five of their final six and seven of their last 10. On Monday, after months of deliberation, they changed direction. But the coaching staff had been contemplating the move for some time. Aug. 31, 2015; The Washington Redskins have made a quarterback change: Kirk Cousins will be the starter this season, not Robert Griffin III. (Reuters) - The Washington Redskins on Monday named Kirk Cousins as their starting quarterback for the 2015 National Football League season, … Little by little, week by week, Cousins did just that. On Monday, after months of deliberation, they changed direction. I feel like Jay has done that today. Last year we used all three. “There’s something powerful about feeling believed in,” Cousins said. by Rick Snider October 12, 2015 at 1:45 pm. From there, they’ll make determinations on their biggest needs of the offseason and what changes they should make. But preseason struggles, plus steady progress by Cousins forced Gruden to rethink his decision. 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