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Kirk Cousins gets Lasik eye surgery


Current Washington Redskins back up quarterback Kirk Cousins is clearly looking to start in the NFL. After saying he is open to a deal that would see him leave Washington, he got Lasik surgery on his eyes to improve his vision so he could play with out contacts.

“If it gets to 20-15, then there’s an obvious improvement,” Cousins said, via John Keim of ESPN.com. “In this league the difference between Pro Bowl and getting cut is that small. For me in shotgun, when I go through the cadence my eyes are on the defense but as I’m closer to saying hut my eyes have to stay on the ball. To have my eye on the ball coming at me, I still have to feel a blitz from the left or right to know if you need to throw a hot or if the corner is blitzing off the edge. There’s a lot to process and you have to feel the pass rush. The more you can see out of the corner of your eye – blitzes, pass protection, open receivers – all of it is effective. When you have strong peripheral vision you can take in a lot of information at once.”

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