So you are Kirk Cousins. You want to be an NFL starting quarterback. The problem is that the team that selected you just traded up in the 2012 NFL draft giving up more than anyone in history to draft the best athlete as a quarterback since Michael Vick.
You have had nothing but challenges and people questioning you throughout your college years. Since the day you’ve been drafted everyone in the US but the Shanahan’s and a few fans questioned why you were even drafted by the Washington Redskins in round 4 of the 2012 NFL draft. So you must prove people wrong again. You aren’t very outspoken like Robert Griffin III, you don’t have TV commercials or the media all over your every word. You are a more quiet leader.
Throughout training camp and the preseason you proved that you could play and be a viable back up in the NFL. So much so that a 10 year veteran who was the starting quarterback the prior year was made inactive week 1 so you could go in if need be.
Week 14 comes around and in the fourth quarter at home versus the Baltimore Ravens the inevitable happened, Robert Griffin III got hurt for the second time this season, only this time it looked like a serious knee injury.
It’s now the “It’s your time to shine”. You finish the job, throwing a touchdown pass and running in a two point conversion and getting the team in position in overtime so Kai Forbath could kick the game winning field goal.
You play the next week and beat the Cleveland browns in Cleveland to keep the winning streak and playoff run alive for your football team. Then Robert Griffin III comes back and leads us to the playoffs and plays well in the first quarter of the wild card playoff game.
You wonder, are you ever going to get a real chance to live out your dreams and have a true chance to start in the NFL?
Unfortunately reports are Robert Griffin III tore his ACL and LCL in the fourth quarter of the wild card game. If these reports are true Robert could miss most of, if not all of the 2013 NFL season.
This is your time to shine again! This is Kirk Cousins time to prove his doubters wrong, to prove that selecting him in the 2012 draft after the team selected RGIII was the right selection. Through unfortunate injury to his friend and teammate Robert, Kirk has been given a chance to lead the team and showcase his skills to other franchises so in the future he may have a chance to start somewhere in the NFL.
Best of luck Captain Kirk. No matter what the diagnosis is in the next two days with Robert’s knee, Redskins Nation is 100% behind you and we wish you the best.