Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (12) throws the ball as Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher (97) chases in the first quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins encouraged with progress in two starts


Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has been the team’s starter for the past two weeks after the team decided to shut down Robert Griffin III for the remainder of the season. While the Redskins have not had positive results on the scoreboard, there is no denying that Cousins is making some big strides in the offense.

In fact, Cousins acknowledges his improvement and he is excited heading in to the offseason.

“I feel like I’ve improved,” he said, via CSN Washington. “I’ve done some good things. I feel like there’s a lot I can take from it and be encouraged about going into the offseason.

“It’s important to cut down on the turnovers. You’re going to turn the ball over here and there–that’s part of playing fast and aggressive. But obviously, you don’t want to have the multi-turnover games and I’m going to cut down on those as I continue [to gain experience].”

If Cousins continues to improve and takes the strides that he is hoping for, then the Redskins could have an interesting quarterback competition heading in to next season.

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