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Cousins' 2017 season thus far proving he's worth 'monstrous' contract

Cousins' 2017 season thus far proving he's worth 'monstrous' contract

It's only Week 7, but Kirk Cousins is putting up numbers that are proving to the Redskins and other teams around the league that he's worth a big contract. 

In five games, Cousins has 1,334 yards and nine touchdowns with a QB rating of 106.4.

And he's proving that he's comfortable making plays on his own. During the second half of Sunday's game against the 49ers, Cousins scored a read option touchdown, pushing his team ahead 26-17.

Someone who's impressed with what he's seen thus far and even threw out the word 'monstrous' when referring to the contract Cousins will eventually get, is former Redskins QB and NFL analyst, Sage Rosenfels.

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Oh, and he also had a really long list of nice things to say about Cousins.

"Well he is an efficient quarterback and that's what he is," Rosenfels told the Sports Junkies Tuesday.

"He's a guy that you can count on to do what he's expected to do. He's gonna go to the right reads. He's gonna be an accurate thrower. He generally takes care of the football. He's an executer. He's a guy I describe as an executer. He's not a play maker, per say, though he has slowly added that to his repertoire."

"He is an executer though and I don't know if there's many better in the league who when you drop back and go through the progressions and have to read defenses, he's up there probably in the top five in the league at that. He's extremely accurate and he knows what he is doing."

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Having your quarterback described as an executer over and over again isn't the worst thing in the world to hear.

When it comes to the business side of things, Rosenfels may also want to use the word 'smart' to describe Cousins.

"Good for him for signing those one-year deals. He bet on himself and now you know next year, whether it's Washington or somewhere else, he's going to get an absolute monstrous contract."

Contract negotiations are probably the last thing Redskins fans want to hear right now, but one thing to bask in is a successful QB.

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Kirk Cousins exits Redskins' Thursday practice as fatherhood awaits

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Kirk Cousins exits Redskins' Thursday practice as fatherhood awaits

Kirk Cousins didn't make it to the Redskins' Thursday press conference.

Following practice, the Redskins starting QB was instead rushed to the hospital.

But the Week 3 NFC Offensive Player of the Week did not suffer a major injury. Instead, he was headed to the hospital to be with his wife Julie, who is expecting the couple's first child.

Julie and Kirk were aware that the birth of the child could take place during a game week. The hope was that the birth would not happen on a game day.

"Good luck," Jay Gruden shotued at his quarterback as Cousins raced out of the team's facility in order to get to the hospital.

Kirk and Julie are expected to have a baby boy, which the duo announced during the offseason in a fun, heart-warming social video

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Redskins Playbook: Looking at Kirk Cousins' Week 3 hits and misses

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Redskins Playbook: Looking at Kirk Cousins' Week 3 hits and misses

The first two weeks of the season, Kirk Cousins delivered uneven performances. In Week 3, Cousins played a near perfect game, and the numbers provide plenty of support. The Redskins dominated the Raiders in a 27-10 win on Sunday night, and Cousins' 365 passing yards with 3 TDs on 25 of 30 passes were a huge part.

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The stat breakdown, numbers taken from Pro Football Focus:

  • In Weeks 1 and 2, Cousins' completion percentage dropped about 20 points when the QB faced pressure. In Week 3, Cousins delivered under pressure. On six plays under pressure, Cousins completed all but one of his passes. 
  • Against the blitz, Cousins completed 8 of 9 passes and threw for two touchdowns. Clearly, Cousins was seeing defenders on the move and identifying pressure points in his pre-snap reads against the Raiders. 
  • As usual, Cousins found great success throwing to his left, completing 5 of 6 passes. But he was efficient everywhere. Only two throws over the middle and two throws to the right side fell incomplete. 
  • For the first time this season, Cousins connected on a deep throw. He found Josh Doctson for a 50+ yard touchdown grab. Speaking with 106.7 the Fan on Monday, Cousins admitted he doesn't like to throw the type of "jump ball" that went to Doctson, but the 2016 first rounder rewarded him for his trust. 

Cousins played his best game against the Raiders since a Sunday night game last season against Green Bay. Maybe the Redskins QB likes these Sunday night affairs. 

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