ESPN Boston writer Mike Reiss offered the following take on Griffin this morning after watching joint practices between the Redskins and Patriots.
“One of my biggest takeaways from Patriots-Redskins joint practices was surprise that Robert Griffin III didn’t look like the best quarterback on his own team. In fact, I thought Kirk Cousins was better than him, from the perspective of running the offense, fine-tuned mechanics and how decisively the ball came out of his hand. I wondered if I was alone, and then heard the same sentiment echoed by some others in the Patriots organization.”
The Redskins considered trading Cousins this offseason but were apparently looking for a second round pick. He will return to the team to be Griffin’s backup.
Any analysis of Cousins right now is likely to be skewed a bit by his 9-of-13 for 103 yards and a touchdown in the preseason opener against the Patriots.