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Kirk Cousins | Quarterback | #8

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 202
College: Michigan State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (102) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Kirk Cousins completed 19-of-31 passes for 242 yards with two touchdowns and one interception while adding four yards on three carries Thursday in the Redskins’ Week 12 win over the Giants.
He was also sacked six times for a loss of 41 yards. Cousins didn’t have his best stuff on Thursday night, which was understandable given the short week. It didn’t help that the Redskins were playing without pass-catching back Chris Thompson and star tight end Jordan Reed. Cousins made lemonade out of lemons, showing a strong connection with Jamison Crowder (7-141-1) while also finding Josh Doctson for the go-ahead touchdown with under four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Cousins’ interception—which Janoris Jenkins returned for a 52-yard touchdown—wasn’t his fault as the ball deflected off Byron Marshall. The main complaint was that Cousins held onto the ball too long, which is something he’ll need to iron out for next week’s game at Dallas. Nov 24 - 12:14 AM

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Kirk Cousins completed 22-of-32 passes for 322 yards and three touchdowns in the Redskins' 34-31, Week 11 overtime loss to the Saints.

Cousins played a nearly perfect game, finding his receivers in space, giving them chances to win 1-on-1s and delivering huge throws in the face of pressure. The Redskins' defense, on the other hand, suffered an incomprehensible meltdown, blowing a 31-16 lead with 5:58 remaining. The Saints' offense became a freight train against the Redskins' soft coverage. Cousins committed a late intentional grounding, but was more or less blameless in the debacle. The biggest news for Cousins today was the loss of Chris Thompson for the season. He has been Cousins' most effective pass catcher all year. Cousins will still be a high-end QB1 for Thanksgiving night against the Giants.
Nov 19 - 4:34 PM

Kirk Cousins completed 26-of-45 passes for 327 yards with a touchdown and an interception while rushing for two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 10 loss to the Vikings.

Cousins had a much better fantasy day than he had in reality, but was aided by the two short rushing touchdowns and stacking yardage on the second half. Cousins threw a 36-yard touchdown to Maurice Harris on the opening drive where Harris made a tremendous one-handed catch. Cousins then had an easy touchdown pass on a 4th down completion to Chris Thompson where a linebacker fell down, but made Thompson adjust to the ball towards the sideline instead of putting out in front of him. Cousins then added 1-yard and 2-yard rushing scores with Rob Kelley out of the game. Cousins continues to get the job for fantasy purposes and will be a starting option when Washington plays at New Orleans in Week 11.
Nov 12 - 5:36 PM

Kirk Cousins completed 21-of-31 passes for 247 yards in the Redskins 17-14, Week 9 win over the Seahawks.

With his offensive line in shambles, Cousins predictably struggled under pressure and was sacked six times. As the game progressed he made multiple important throws to keep drives alive. Their game-winning score came from a long completion to WR Josh Doctson and was capped off by a Rob Kelley touchdown run. While Cousins didn't have a good day statistically, he was able to make key plays in helping his team win.
Nov 5 - 7:58 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden wants Kirk Cousins to take more shots downfield.

"There's a point where he’s going to have to give receivers some chances that maybe look covered, but give them a chance to make a play. That’s probably one area we can force the issue on — to give these receivers chances down the field." Cousins is completing 68 percent of his passes, but has made most of his throws on checkdowns to Chris Thompson. With multiple starters missing on the offensive line, that's unlikely to change this week. Playing with a downgraded supporting cast, Cousins could struggle in a shy-away matchup at Seattle.
Nov 4 - 6:45 PM

Kirk Cousins completed 26-of-39 passes for 263 yards, one touchdown and an interception in the Redskins' 33-19, Week 8 loss to the Cowboys.

Cousins also lost a fumble. Missing three starting offensive linemen entering the game, Cousins lost a fourth, LG Shawn Lauvao, in the second half. It made for the worst possible setup on a soggy, windy afternoon at FedEx Field. Cousins took four sacks, and was pressured on countless more. He desperately needs some of his blockers to get healthy ahead of Week 9, where the Redskins must trek to Seattle.
Oct 29 - 7:35 PM

Kirk Cousins completed 30-of-40 passes for 306 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in the Redskins' Week 7 loss to the Eagles.

He was sacked four times, and the interception was a horrific throw right to DB Corey Graham deep in the Redskins' territory on a play Cousins was hit by the pass rush. It essentially sealed the loss for the Redskins. But statistically, this was one of Cousins' better games of the season, as he and Jordan Reed hooked up for their first two touchdown connections of the season. Cousins has now thrown for at least 300 yards and multiple touchdowns in three of the last four games. He'll be a QB1 next week in a home game against the Cowboys.
Oct 24 - 12:13 AM

Kirk Cousins completed 25-of-37 passes for 330 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in Washington's Week 6 win over the 49ers.

Cousins was also a factor in the run game, adding 26 yards and another touchdown. His only big play was a 51-yard pass to a wide open Vernon Davis, but Cousins beat the 49ers with countless checkdowns. Cousins was forced to take what the defense gave him, completing passes to nine different receivers. He's now gone over 200 yards with at least two touchdowns in his last three games. Cousins gets a matchup with the Eagles in Week 7.
Oct 15 - 4:49 PM

Kirk Cousins completed 14-of-24 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 38 yards on seven carries in the Redskins' Week 4 Loss to the Chiefs.

Cousins and the Redskins came out hot, scoring on their first two drives. They went on to score only 10 points the rest of the game, failing to establish a legitimate running game and being dominated in time of possession. Cousins led the Redskins in rushing with 38 yards, a lot of which came on the game-tying drive in the fourth quarter. Beyond his rushing, Cousins was aggressive throughout the game and almost connected with Josh Doctson for what could have been the game-winning touchdown. Cousins' and his receivers could look to improve on their chemistry during the Week 5 bye.
Oct 3 - 12:39 AM

Kirk Cousins completed 25-of-30 passes for 365 yards and three touchdowns in Washington's Week 3 win over the Raiders.

It was a highly efficient game from Cousins after shaky starts the last two weeks. His highlight was a back-shoulder fade to Josh Doctson for a 52-yard touchdown, with his other scores coming on a red-zone pass to Vernon Davis and a check down to Chris Thompson. Cousins was forced to spread it around without Jordan Reed, completing at least one pass to six different receivers. It’s a much needed breakout with Cousins facing pressure in a walk year. Cousins has another primetime matchup with the Chiefs in Week 4.
Sep 24 - 11:36 PM

Kirk Cousins completed 18-of-27 passes for 179 yards and a touchdown while adding three rushes for seven yards Sunday in the Redskins’ Week 2 win over the Rams.

This was one of Cousins' more conservative efforts. His longest completion, which didn’t come until the Redskins’ penultimate drive, went for just 23 yards. Some of that had to do with the surprise success of Washington’s running game, which totaled 229 yards on 39 attempts. Cousins put the Redskins ahead with an 11-yard touchdown strike to Ryan Grant with just 1:49 remaining. That capped a 10-play, 70-yard drive that included four Cousins completions for 51 yards. Cousins will get the Raiders at home next week.
Sep 17 - 8:57 PM

Kirk Cousins completed just 23-of-40 passes for 240 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Redskins' 30-17, Week 1 loss to the Eagles.

Cousins also led the team with 30 rushing yards. He also lost two fumbles, with a late one being returned by Fletcher Cox for a touchdown to seal the win for the Eagles. Cousins took four sacks in total and was hit a number of times by the Eagles' ferocious defensive line. Cousins targeted new No. 1 receiver Terrelle Pryor a team-high 11 times, but they looked out of sync on deep balls and Pryor dropped a couple balls. Jamison Crowder was a complete non-factor. Cousins' pick was a horrible overthrow off his back foot in the red zone that sailed over an open Crowder's head. The Redskins travel to L.A. to face the Rams next week. Cousins will be a borderline QB1/2.
Sep 10 - 4:19 PM

Kirk Cousins completed 10-of-19 passes for 109 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's third preseason game.

Cousins got off to a Hackenberg-esque start, generating zero first downs through the Redskins' first three drives before tossing a pick six on series No. 4. He settled down afterward, though Rob Kelley was easily Washington's best offensive player on the afternoon. Terrelle Pryor did complicate matters by dropping what would have been a nice, long gain deep in Bengals territory. DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon are gone, but Cousins has an impressive supporting cast on paper. He should be headed for his third straight top-10 fantasy season.
Aug 27 - 6:32 PM

Kirk Cousins completed 14-of-23 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins' second preseason game.

Cousins orchestrated a nice touchdown drive in the two-minute drill to close out the half, but it came against mostly second teamers. For most of his snaps, he struggled with his accuracy and led Washington to just three first downs before the final drive. He also missed what should have been a couple big plays, although he threw two nice passes down the sideline in the second quarter. Washington's offense has not lit the world on fire in the first two preseason games, but the passing game should get things rolling before Week 1.
Aug 19 - 9:34 PM

Kirk Cousins claims he wants to spend his entire career with the Redskins.

"When you look at the best of the best, those quarterbacks played with one team," Cousins said. "So my desire is to stay with one team my entire career, and that would be Washington." It's the "right thing" to say, but franchise player Cousins and the Redskins were extremely far apart in long-term talks before the deadline this summer. The Redskins have disrespected Cousins at every step of the way. There's a strong chance he moves on in free agency next year.
Aug 15 - 2:03 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Kirk Cousins
2Colt McCoy
RB1Chris Thompson
2Samaje Perine
3Byron Marshall
GLB1Samaje Perine
2Chris Thompson
3RB1Chris Thompson
2Samaje Perine
WR11Terrelle Pryor
2Josh Doctson
3Brian Quick
WR21Jamison Crowder
2Ryan Grant
WR31Ryan Grant
TE1Jordan Reed
2Vernon Davis
3Niles Paul
4Jeremy Sprinkle
LT1Trent Williams
2Ty Nsekhe
LG1Shawn Lauvao
2Orlando Franklin
C1Spencer Long
2Chase Roullier
3Demetrius Rhaney
RG1Brandon Scherff
RT1Morgan Moses
2Tyler Catalina
K1Dustin Hopkins
2Nick Rose