The Washington Redskins have had questions at the quarterback position since Sonny Jurgensen. But the job belongs to Kirk Cousins now — the likable, dedicated, determined, wildly enthusiastic and now very well-paid Redskins quarterback. Is he a polished piece of work? No he is not — just ask him. After a tough Week 1 defeat that saw coach Jay Gruden call Cousins a “work in progress”, Cousins embraced the description. When you stop being a work in progress, you stop improving, as every athlete knows. Cousins backed up his assessment with a little wisdom he says he learned from Tom Brady, also a work in progress apparently.
Cousins told the Washington Post that he asked Brady last year when it had “clicked” for the Hall of Fame cinch. That’s another way of saying Hey, Tom, when did it all become automatic for you — this NFL quarterback business? Brady told Cousins that it never does, that it’s “still clicking.” Cousins expanded on the notion: “You’ve never figured it out. You’ve never arrived. The minute you think you have is probably when you’re going to be gone.”