Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins appeared on NFL Network’s “NFL AM’ show this morning and talked about the progress of Robert Griffin III who is recovering from knee surgery.
“Robert looked awesome,” Cousins said. “I’m not just saying that. Obviously he is a bit of a freak in terms of his athleticism but he’s healed very quickly. He couldn’t practice with us, he was on a spate field doing drills all spring … he looked really good and I think he’ll be ready to go in Week 1. But obviously my mindset is to be ready no matter what. And I’m getting ready all summer so I can be ready if called upon.”
Cousins says his work with the first team is helpful in case he needs to step in for Griffin during the regular season.
“I think I have to be prepared to be a starter in this league, if I get called upon,” Cousins said, when asked about how he is approaching this offseason. “Coach [Mike] Shanahan’s expectations from Robert to myself don’t really change. I’m still expected to go in there, to play well and lead the Redskins to victory. So I have to be able to play like I am a starter in this league otherwise I won’t be in this league much longer.”