Kirk Cousins

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Kirk Cousins is an American football quarterback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Michigan State University, where he was the Spartans' starter from 2009 to 2011. He was drafted with the 102nd overall pick in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Redskins.… Read More

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  • Giants Spoil Redskins' Playoff Bid
    Yahoo News - Jan 02, 2017
  • Monday’s N.F.L. Matchup: Carolina Panthers (5 8) At Washington Redskins (7 5 1)
    NYTimes - Dec 19, 2016
  • Mort &Amp; Schefter's Week 13 Notebook
    ABC News - Dec 02, 2016
  • Washington Redskins Willing To Use Franchise Tag On Kirk Cousins Again
    ABC News - Nov 27, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Kirk Cousins.


1988 Birth Born on August 19, 1988.


After high school, Cousins was set to sign with Toledo or Western Michigan, until Mark Dantonio became the head coach at Michigan State in 2007. … Read More
2008 19 Years Old In 2008, he spent the season as the back up quarterback to Brian Hoyer. … Read More


2009 - 2010 2 More Events
2011 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011 his Michigan State Spartans went 11-3 (7-2) and played in the first ever Big Ten championship game. … Read More
In the 2012 NFL Draft, Cousins was selected by the Washington Redskins as the seventh choice in the fourth round, making him the 102nd draft pick overall. … Read More
2013 24 Years Old On December 11, 2013, Cousins was named starting quarterback for the rest of the 2013 season after Shanahan deactivated Robert Griffin III for the remainder of the season in order to protect him for the following year, with Rex Grossman as Cousins's backup. … Read More
2014 25 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 2, 2014, it was reported that Cousins had stated that he was open to a trade from the Redskins. … Read More
2015 26 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 31, 2015, Cousins was named the starter for the season over Robert Griffin III. … Read More
Against the Dallas Cowboys on January 3, 2016, he set the Redskins' single-season passing yardage record with 4,166, passing Jay Schroeder who had 4,109 in 1986. … Read More
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