The quarterback drama at Redskins Park is over, at least one aspect of it and at least for the time being.
According to multiple reports, the Redskins will start Kirk Cousins at quarterback when they open their season against the Miami Dolphins.
Except for that one game, the status of Robert Griffin III remains up in the air. He's still on the roster as of now, but he may not be there when that season opener comes around on September 13. There are plenty of reports that the Redskins are looking to either trade or release the former second overall draft pick. But for right now, all we know is that he will not start the opener. The rest is to be determined.
Cousins knows what it is like to be benched by Jay Gruden. Last year he started five games after Griffin suffered a dislocated ankle, but threw nine interceptions. That landed him on the bench in favor of Colt McCoy. After Griffin returned and Gruden decided to sit him down, it was McCoy who went behind center, not Cousins.
As far as can be determined Cousins has been named the starter for Week 1 only; what happens beyond that remains to be seen. Presumably if Cousins plays well enough he will retain the starting job.
But just a few days ago the notion that there was no chance that the team would seriously consider cutting or trading Griffin seemed to be a safe assumption. So stay tuned.
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