Redskisn rookie fourth round pick QB Kirk Cousins became the third Redskins rookie this season to win the NFL Pepsi Max Rookie of the Week honor. Cousins' joins fellow QB Robert Griffin III and RB Alfred Morris as 2012 Redskins rookie winners.
Cousins subbed in for the injured Robert Griffin III in a ciritical game on the road in Cleveland. Cousins put together a huge 329 yard performance in his first NFL start, tossing 2 TD passes and completing 70% of his passes. That all came one week after he subbed in Batlimore late and led the Redskins on a game tying TD drive and two point conversion to defeat the Baltimore Ravens.
Cousins will retake his position as backup this week as the return of Robert Griffin III appears to be more than likely. He is listed as Probable on the Redskins injury report.