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

Robert Griffin III Says He Never Feared Losing Redskins QB Job to Kirk Cousins


When you talk about the Washington Redskins, you have to first talk about the controversy surrounding their team name and then you have to discuss Robert Griffin III and all the controversy he’s caused this season. But while Griffin III hasn’t been playing up to par this season, he’s not at all afraid that he’s going to lose his job to Kirk Cousins.

In fact, Griffin has never felt the heat from Cousins as he noted when he addressed the issue with CSN Washington. Griffin was responding to questions about if he rushed back or has had his play effected by the fact that Kirk Cousins is a more than capable backup who could replace him in the short term.

“Me and Kirk have always been good,” Griffin said, via CSN Washington. “That’s not an issue. The way I look at it, hard work, dedication and God’s grace is what helped me come back and play so quick.”

It’s something you don’t really think about until it’s brought up, but while RGIII may have rushed back from his ACL injury because he’s a warrior, he may have also done it so Cousins didn’t get any snaps in his absence. That seems like we’re further demonizing Griffin III, but as any competitor will tell you, being replaced is never a good thing.

Griffin is playing it cool though and saying that he didn’t rush back to keep Cousins from stealing snaps out from under him. What we should really note from all of this is if the Redskins were winning, RGIII wouldn’t have to roll his eyes at more questions like this about his selfishness or leadership.

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