It seems the Washington Redskins have found their quarterback of the future in Kirk Cousins. Cousins matured this season and broke several Redskins passing records in the process. He was also one of the better quarterbacks in the league down the stretch and led to the Redskins to the NFC East title.
Cousins is due a long-term contract offer this offseason and while the Redskins don’t want to break the bank to sign him, it’s assumed that a deal will be worked out. But what about the spot behind Cousins on the depth chart?
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Colt McCoy held that position in 2015 and he’s a good candidate to hold it again in 2016. But McCoy is an unrestricted free agent this offseason and there’s no guarantee that he’ll return. Robert Griffin III will be released or traded, so there’s no real chance for him to be back.
While Cousins started all sixteen games in 2015, the Redskins need to find someone to turn to if should go down to an injury. The slight possibility exists that Cousins play could regress as well, so finding a free agent quarterback to sign just in case will be an important move for the Redskins.