Pierre Garcon has had a front-row seat to the Redskins' quarterback drama. His first year with the Redskins was Robert Griffin III's rookie season, he caught passes from three different quarterbacks last season and now has seen Griffin both win and lose the starting job before the season began.
When asked about Griffin, Garcon said that he thought he could return to being the playmaker we saw in 2012, Garcon said Griffin could definitely be great again "on any team he goes."
“Oh yeah, he definitely can,” Garcon said. “You know, football is all about learning and advancing. We all come into the league, we’re excited, we play well, and then the second year or third year, people start to catch onto you. You have to find other ways to be better and continue to stay better, and keep working hard on what got you there.
"Sometimes, we all need help coaching, we all need personal help or mental help. It’s all finding what makes you better. And most of the time it’s actually film study and, you know, just continue to have that hustle mentality, like Alfred Morris does. He definitely can be a great player in this league. But Robert has been a great player himself, already. So he’ll definitely be a great player on any team that he goes to and help them out.”
Sounds like Garcon thinks Griffin's time in Washington may be coming to an end.
But Garcon isn't concerned. Why not? Kirk Cousins.
“Kirk is a very enthusiastic guy,” Garcon said in an appearance with Jeff Rickard and Maurice Jones-Drew on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “He commands the huddle, he has a lot of faith in us, that we can help him do well. He is a natural-born leader, he’s definitely been planning for that for a long time. You can tell from what kind of person he is that he’s a leader, he’s been doing it for a long time and he’s excited about the opportunity.
"We definitely want to keep him excited and never want to, you know, have him lose that faith in himself. He’s definitely ready and eager to get the season started to prove to everybody what he can do.”