Jon Gruden analyzes quarterbacks in his “camp” on ESPN. One quarterback in particular that Gruden likes is Washington Redskins back up Kirk Cousins.
“If I were a coach, I’d offer a first-round pick to the Redskins to get Kirk Cousins on my team,” Gruden said on ESPN.
The Redskins might not even take a single first round pick for Cousins however. Their quarterback Robert Griffin III takes a lot of punishment when he runs the ball and is still recovering from a knee injury. There isn’t any guarantee that RG3 will be ready for the teams opener and having Cousins around as an insurance policy seems to be a priority.
The Redskins do have Rex Grossman, who led the Chicago Bears to a Super Bowl appearance, on their roster.
Last season Cousins appeared in 3 games and started one. He completed 33 out of 48 passes for 466 yards and 4 touchdowns but did throw 3 interceptions. That does give him a career 101.6 passer rating.
In his only preseason game so far this season he completed 6 of 7 passes for 52 yards and a touchdown.
Jon Gruden on ESPN: “If I were a coach, I’d offer a first-round pick to the Redskins to get Kirk Cousins on my team.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 19, 2013