Cousins leadership a large reason the Redskins are looking at a playoff spot:

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Author: Jon Kuzma

Itā€™s easy to get sick of a politician who constantly does good solely for their own self interest. Kirk Cousins compassionate approach however is truly genuine. The former Michigan State Spartan quarterback seems to care about the people around him and that form of leadership has translated to success for the Washington Redskins. Cousins approach is a complete 180 from the approach that Robert Griffin III had. Which was a more showboat all eyes on me mentality. While some players can back up that bravado the Redskins struggled with Griffin at the helm, only to be resurrected by Cousins. This year the Redskins have been a true contender which this team hasnā€™t been able to say in a very long time. A lot of credit deserves to be given to Jay Gruden for improving this team. The Redskins also caught a few lucky breaks along the way which included injuries early on to Tony Romo and Dez Bryant. Those injuries knocked the Cowboys out of contention early and left the three other NFC East teams to duke it out. Through all of the chaos Cousins emerged as a promising quarterback in the National Football League. Throwing for 18 touchdowns and only 11 interceptions on the year. He also was able to account for 3,306 yards through the air showing that he can make all the professional level throws. With the skill he has developed over his fourĀ year career, that ability to get others to buy into his leadership, and some lucky breaks along the way. Cousins has the D.C area loving pro football again. The team hasnā€™t had a winning season since 2012 and this year is great opportunity for this team to get north of that .500 win percentage. It will be up to Kirk Cousins to do what he has done all year. Rally his teammates and continue to lead by example.

*Note- Dedicated to my mother Tammy Kuzma for being the biggest Kirk Cousins fan.

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