News Redskins: "Kirk Cousins is the right quarterback to move us past the 40-hour Robert Griffin III era"
"This is a team in flux," said Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan. "Way back on Thursday we had Robert Griffin III. And while that was an exciting time full of potential, football is about more than headlines and fun. I think our fans will look back fondly at those 40 hours, but as an organization it's time we past all the hoopla and into a new era. We feel Kirk Cousins provides the steadiness that we are looking for as a team right now."
Cousins says he is excited to take the reins of the Redskins, but admitted it is a tough situation.
"I won't say it's going to be easy to come in here right away and fill RGIII's shoes," said the former Michigan State signal caller. "The guy accomplished about as much as a quarterback can in an evening, a full day and then the next morning. But my time is now at least until the Redskins sign or trade for a quarterback, which they will probably do later this week."