Florio mentions that the players are also concerned about his lack of decisiveness, erratic play, and confusion.
Redskins HC Jay Gruden admitted that Cousins needs to play better moving forward, but he expressed some optimism he’ll figure it out.
“We’ve got the New York Giants as soon as we leave here, so he can watch the tape, find out what’s going on if he’s not sure what the indecision might be, why he’s missing some throws, but you know, it’s a tough game. He’s got people around his feet,” Gruden after the game. “He’s got to make some tough throws and usually ones he would normally hit but he missed a few today. We’ll coach him up.”
No one has as much riding on this season as Cousins, considering that Washington elected to franchise him and defer long-term contract talks until next year.
At this point, an extension seems like an afterthought with Cousins struggling to be effective.
Cousins, 28, played out the final year of his four-year, $2,572,688 rookie contract that included a $472,688 signing bonus and was in position to be the best available quarterback in this year’s free agent market before he was tagged.
Washington elected to use the franchise tag on Cousins, which he wasted little time in signing. Cousins now stands to make $19.953 million fully guaranteed for the 2016 season.
Entering today’s game, Cousins had completed 30 of 43 passes (69.8) percent for 329 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions.
We’ll have more regarding Cousins and the Redskins as the news is available.