During Saturday night’s Redskins-Ravens preseason game, Joe Theismann stated what many other people have been thinking about the NFL.
“Let’s stop beating around the bush,” Theismann said during the fourth quarter, per the Washington Post. “Kirk Cousins has played much better at the quarterback position than Robert Griffin III has. Now, Robert is learning to work out of a pocket. He doesn’t look as smooth or as comfortable throwing the football. I mean, your eyes will tell you everything you need to know.
“It’s going to be a decision that Jay Gruden is going to have to make,” Theismann said. “Right now, Robert Griffin III is his quarterback. Now, if there was a quarterback competition, it wouldn’t be a competition. Kirk Cousins would be the man I believe he would have to go to, because of the efficiency with which he has run [the offense]. Now Kirk, like I said, is basically a drop-back quarterback. I see Andy Dalton in Cincinnati, I see Kirk Cousins that way. …”
Theismann continued as the game wound down.
“I think there’s going to be a lot of conversation after this football game regarding the quarterback position,” he said.
“I would agree,” play-by-play man Kevin Harlan agreed.
“You can’t avoid it,” Theismann went on. “Your eyes don’t lie to you. Robert has struggled in the limited opportunities that he has had. And Kirk Cousins has seized the opportunities that he has had when it comes to playing the position and understanding the offense.”