Kirk Cousins on Robert Griffin III: He’ll Be Ready For Week 1

November 18, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterbacks Robert Griffin III (10) and Kirk Cousins (12) walk on to the field prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III looks like he will be the latest player to recover quickly from a torn ACL. Griffin has been cutting and running already this offseason, and his back up seems to believe that the former Heisman Trophy winner will be under center for the start of the 2013 NFL season.

Kirk Cousins was speaking on NFL Network’s NFL AM on Monday morning when he discussed Griffin’s rapid recovery and said that he envisions Griffin starting Week 1.

“Robert looked awesome, and I’m not just saying that,” Cousins said, via Pro Football Talk. “He is a bit of a freak in terms of his athleticism, he has healed very quickly, he couldn’t practice with us, but he was on a separate field doing drills all spring during OTAs and minicamp. He looked really good. I think he’ll be on the field Week One. But my mindset is to be ready no matter what, and I’m getting ready all summer so I’ll be ready if called upon.”

Despite Cousins believing that Griffin will be good to go, he has been very dedicated this offseason and he’s done his fair share of work. Cousins may enter the season as the most prepared back up in the league and he will be ready to go if he ever gets his shot.

“I’m working hard for whenever the opportunity comes, and if I don’t get any opportunities with the Redskins, then so be it,” he said. “Some day it could lead to the potential opportunity to start for someone.”

The Redskins have a great quarterback situation.

Griffin looks like he can be a star in this league and many believe that Cousins is a starting caliber signal-caller. If there ever comes a time when the Redskins are looking to pick up extra picks or  adding talent to another position, they will have one heck of a trade piece in Cousins.

Topics: Kirk Cousins, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

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