Washington has invested a ton of money on the second overall pick in April's NFL Draft, but Robert Griffin is showing growing pains after a disastrous start last week and the Redskins' other rookie quarterback has been nothing but spectacular, leading many experts wondering if Kirk Cousins will start at some point this season.
Head coach Mike Shanahan has never been shy about benching a quarterback that is not playing well. And though the team has already named Griffin as the starter for the regular season, one has to wonder how long he will let the former Baylor star play if he continues to play as he did against Chicago.
Griffin completed just 5-8 passes for 49 yards in the first half against the Bears and often looked lost when the blitz was on. Now part of this can be blamed on the offensive line play of the Redskins. The rookie quarterback needs to read defenses better and step-up in the pocket, not run towards the blitzing defenders.
Cousins on the other hand went 18-23 for 264 yards and three scores and the youngster showed good mobility when pressured in the pocket. While numbers don't always tell the story, it's hard to imagine an NFL team not trying to win games and Cousins has shown that he should get a shot at some point in the near future as the team's starting quarterback, regardless of his salary or draft status.