Former Washington GM on Kirk Cousins: ‘I don’t see special’

Rachel Wold
Kirk Cousins Redskins

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and the team’s brass have some decisions to make during the offseason. With Cousins’ future uncertain in Washington, former general manager Scot McCloughan shared some interesting person insight about the quarterback.

“He’s a good player,” McCloughan told Mike Pritchard and Cecil Lammey of 104.3thefan.com. “Is he special? I don’t see special. But also, we were still building a roster around him to make him special. Jay Gruden does a great job play-calling.”

McCloughan at least went on to say that Cousins is “talented” and “competitive.” But apparently, Cousins has not achieved enough in the eyes of McCloughan to earn the term “special.”

Cousins is slated to become a free agent in March. If he and the Redskins cannot agree to terms on a long-term deal and Cousins is not franchise tagged, he will be one the most sought-after free agents in the league.

Cousins has gone on record to say that he is committed to Washington. Though, other reports tie him to having interest playing for other teams. The Cleveland Browns are one of those franchises.

Whatever happens with Cousins this spring is out of McCloughan’s hands. After much turmoil with the team, the Redskins fired him last March.

In Cousins’ three seasons starting for the Redskins, he has passed for no less than 4,093 yards and 25 touchdowns.