For some, last Sunday's 30-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles opened some eyes. For others, it was same old Kirk. It looked like he picked up right where he left off in week 17 of last year. Two fumbles lost, one which was returned for a touchdown, and yet another backbreaking interception in the redzone. It really does beg the question, should the Redskins start planning for life after Kirk?
At this point in his career, we know what Kirk Cousins is. An average QB who, at times is capable of getting hot and putting up big numbers. Although it isn't a rare occurrence, it also doesn't happen enough to justify paying him like a top 3 QB.
What I saw on Sunday was a guy who looked like a rookie making his first start. He looked tentative, was inaccurate, missed reads and turned the ball over three times. I don't think you can win a Super Bowl with him and you don't pay a guy who can't lead you to the ultimate goal in the NFL. Let me rephrase that, you CAN win a Super Bowl with him IF, you give him a top 3 receiving corps, top 5 offensive line, and a top 5 defense. Basically a perfect situation that pretty much like every other low ceiling QB needs to be successful. On top of that, he wants to be the highest paid player in NFL history which is like building a team on expert mode.
Redskins have 2 options. Pay him a contract similar to Matt Stafford and accept the fact that for the next 5 years, you're not going to win more than 9 games. Or you can let him walk and watch another team give a ridiculous contract and draft one of the quarterbacks from the upcoming draft and they definitely have a good lot to choose from.
Like Kirk says whenever he dodges a question about if he wants to stay with the Redskins.....the ball is in the Redskins' court. For the sake of the fanbase, let's hope they make the right decision.