Kirk Cousins: RG3 looks “awesome,” will likely be ready for week one

During an appearance on NFL AM, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins was asked how Robert Griffin III looked to him during OTA’s and minicamp.

“Robert looked awesome,” Cousins said, via “I’m not just saying that. Obviously, he is a bit of a freak in terms of his athleticism, but he’s healed very quickly. He couldn’t practice with us, he was on a spate field doing drills all spring … he looked really good, and I think he’ll be ready to go in Week 1. But obviously my mindset is to be ready no matter what. And I’m getting ready all summer, so I can be ready if called upon.”

Cousins says he has to be ready to start in case Griffin can’t go.

“I think I have to be prepared to be a starter in this league, if I get called upon,” Cousins said, when asked about how he is approaching this offseason. “Coach [Mike] Shanahan’s expectations from Robert to myself don’t really change. I’m still expected to go in there, to play well and lead the Redskins to victory. So I have to be able to play like I am a starter in this league. Otherwise, I won’t be in this league much longer.”

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