Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season, the league announced Wednesday morning.
The honor comes four days after Cousins’ scintillating performance in Washington's 47-14 thumping of the Saints. In that game, which boosted the Redskins' record to 4-5 and kept them in the NFC East hunt, Cousins outdueled Drew Brees, completing 20 of 25 passes for 324 yards, a career-high four touchdowns and no interceptions.
Cousins became the first quarterback to record a perfect passer rating of 158.3 in the NFL this season with a minimum of 20 pass attempts. He also became the first Redskins quarterback to pass for at least 300 yards and post a passer rating of 150.0 since Hall of Famer Sammy Baugh did it in 1948.
Cousins is now just the fifth Redskins player to earn two NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors in the same season, joining Art Monk (1991), Brad Johnson (1999), Santana Moss (2005) and Robert Griffin III (2012). The award was established in 1984.
Cousins' first Player of the Week honor came in Week 7 after he led the Redskins back from a 24-0 deficit to beat Jameis Winston and the Buccaneers.
The fourth-year quarterback is scheduled to speak to the media following Wednesday's practice. You can be sure he’ll be asked about the award and whether he’d be open to negotiating a contract extension during the season, which has become a hot topic in recent days.