Is quarterback Kirk Cousins in line for a serious regression?
Last season, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins finished eighth in the NFL with a 67.0 completion percentage en route to his first Pro Bowl appearance. Yet for some reason, the Redskins elected not to reward him with a long-term contract, placing him on a franchise tag for the second year in a row.
But things will be different in Washington this season.
Gone are his two favorite receiving weapons, wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, as both left via free agency. Also gone is Cousins’ former offensive coordinator, Sean McVay, who left for the Rams.
And if Cousins’ performance in Week 3 of the preseason is any indication, the 29-year-old veteran isn’t going to be justifying a massive contract on the open market in 2018.
The Redskins could be another one of those teams heading in the wrong direction this season. Cousins could easily parallel such setback.