Jan 6, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (12) drops back to pass during the second half of the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks at FedEx Field. The Seahawks won 24-14. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Kirk Cousins Ready to Lead Washington Redskins if Robert Griffin III Needs More Time

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has had a lot of pressure put on him while he recovers from his torn ACL. While everyone appears to be rushing Griffin back to the field, there is at least one player who is ready to go if Griffin needs more time. That player is Redskins back up signal-caller Kirk Cousins.

I need to be ready and I will be,” Kirk Cousinssaid Saturday at Michigan State’s spring game, via the Detroit Free Press.

“And I will benefit greatly from the reps I get throughout [offseason workouts] as well as training camp and preseason games this coming August.  I do believe he’s gonna heal very quickly.  I don’t want to put any pressure on him to heal as fast as an Adrian Peterson, did but it wouldn’t surprise me.”

The Redskins open up their season in a Monday Night Football match up, where they will host the division rival Philadelphia Eagles on September 9 on ESPN.

If Griffin isn’t able to go, the game won’t be as appealing, but it will be a great opportunity for Cousins to shine under the bright lights.

You never know, that Monday night opportunity could be all Cousins needs to interest a quarterback needy team enough to swing a trade to land his services.

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