Its been a season of ups and downs for the Redskins, but one thing that remains steady for the team is quarterback Kirk Cousins.
Week-to-week, Cousins' O-line changes with the team being plagued with injuries. Combine that with the limited options he has to throw to, and the margin of error for Cousins is slim.
Someone that's been taking note of Cousins' consistency for the team is legendary Redskins QB Joe Theismann.
He may not yet have that automatic connection with his WRs that most QBs have, but Theismann told the Sports Junkies on Tuesday to give the man time.
"Nobody likes to concede the fact that it takes time to develop relationships," Theismann said.
"Like for example, we've seen Kirk overthrow Josh [Doctson] on two or three instances through the course of the year. It's just an unfamiliar position for him to be in because he hasn't quite adjusted to the speed that Josh has."
The Redskins are coming off their most devastating loss of the season and even in games past, people like to play the blame game and, a lot of the time, end up putting the blame on Cousins. Theismann, however, doesn't want to hear any of that.
"The job that Kirk has done, the shots he took in that game. I mean the resiliency he has had, the accuracy he throws with, the toughness hanging in the pocket. Right now, in this particular year, he's a top-five, top-six quarterback."
Cousins is putting up career type numbers with a lack of resources.
He has 2,796 yards on the season for 17 touchdowns, with a 101.8 QB rating. And with free agency looming, receiving a glowing recommendation from a Redskins legend doesn't hurt your potential stock.
Click the video player above for Theismann's full interview.