Originally written on DC Sports-Kings  |  Last updated 11/15/14
According to NFL.com, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is the #1 rated backup in the NFL. Cousins played in only parts of 3 games and in one full game (as the starter) in 2012 for the Washington Redskins. In this short playing time Cousins led the Redskin  to a comeback win versus the Baltimore Ravens, started the following game at Cleveland and led the team to a blowout victory and had to iffy outings against the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks. Ironically, the number two rated backup quarterback on this list is Washington Redskins rival, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Kyle Orton. Several former Washington Redskins quarterbacks also rank on the list with Kansas City Chiefs backup Chase Daniel at 4 and Cleveland Browns backup Jason Campbell at 15. Within the NFC East, the rankings go Cousins and Orton (first and second), Nick Foles of the Philadelphia Eagles (projected backup)at number 6 and New York Giants backup David Carr down on the list at number 21. Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyrod Taylor ranks in at number 16 on this list. In the end, the Washington Redskins should have no worries if Robert Griffin III is not ready to start week 1 this season. Cousins has shown poise in the pocket and always seems to make the right decision. Cousins also has some wheels and can make the read-option work along with the play action fake and roll out. Cousins has caught the eyes of many and will not be a backup for many seasons in this league.   Follow us on Twitter: @DCSportsKings @kettner_sk
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Associated Press will have 'robots' writing game stories

Jaworski on Winston: 'I would not take him at that No. 1 pick

Peyton Manning passes physical, returning to Broncos

Gregg Popovich rips notion of NBA Finals games in July

Ortiz on Schilling controversy: 'It makes you angry'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Josh Hamilton facing one-year suspension

Report: Eagles, Jets will make trade for Marcus Mariota

Cam Newton not a person of interest in night club shooting

Should Texans consider moving on from Arian Foster?

Dice-K begins comeback bid, makes first start in Japan

Report: Teams think Suh to Dolphins is ‘done' deal

Tom Brady, Rory McIlroy to play round at Augusta National

No one knows who will win the 2014-15 NBA MVP

Giants TE on plane that slid off runway in New York

TSN to stop airing tweets after trade deadline debacle

Is there a team for Rajon Rondo?

Five most likely running back targets for the Eagles

Marijuana and MLB's Joint Drug Agreement

Twelve unlikely players who could be NCAA Tourney heroes

WATCH: CP3 goes nuts after DeAndre Jordan doesn't shoot

WATCH: Ridiculous foul called on Penn State

WATCH: Westbrook throws down huge dunk in return

Cowboys hang out at Duke game, pose with funny poster

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

AP will have 'robots' writing game stories

Manning officially returning to Broncos

No one knows who will win the MVP

Pop rips notion of NBA Finals in July

Is there a team for Rajon Rondo?

Five likeliest RB targets for Eagles

Pot and MLB's Joint Drug Agreement

Unlikely NCAA Tourney heroes

Every starting QB ranked by mobility

WATCH: CP3 goes nuts

UFC must make Rousey vs. Cyborg happen

Suh to Dolphins a 'done' deal?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.