Dec 29, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (12) throws a pass against the New York Giants during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Kirk Cousins wants to be a starter, not a backup QB


The Washington Redskins are in a pretty good position when it comes to their situation at quarterback, as they have two starting caliber players on roster gunning for playing time. While Kirk Cousins has conceded the starting job to former No. 2 overall draft pick Robert Griffin III, that hasn’t stopped him from showing a desire to be a starter.

Cousins isn’t kicking up dust in Washington over being the backup, but he’s not being shy about his desire to spread his wings and fly to a team that would start him and not make him the backup.

Per The Washington Post:

“That being said, from the day I was drafted, all I’ve really wanted is the chance to compete to be a starting quarterback,” Cousins went on. “I think that’s what all of us ask for, in whatever profession we have, we want a chance to show what we can do. You [Grant Paulsen] want a chance to see what you can do on a radio show. I think you do a great job, but I only know that because I’ve seen you do it, I’ve listened to you, I can see the work you do. So from where I’m sitting, I just want that chance.

You can’t blame Cousins for wanting to be a starting quarterback, as not many people dream of being a backup. Still, he’s not being a problem and is taking his current role in stride until he finds a better situation.

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