Found June 04, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

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In a recent interview with SB Nation, Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III talked about the controversy of Kirk Cousins being drafted just a few rounds after him.

“With Kirk, it’s fine. They brought me in for a reason,” said Griffin. “We all know they brought me in to be the starter, and I plan to be the starter, and they brought him in for a reason as well. He knows that.

“And it’s not a competition. Let’s just go ahead and say that. But we’re cool. . . . We work out together, we were roommates for rookie minicamp, so there’s no conflict there.”

Griffin is completely right, there isn’t a competition and that’s why anyone who actually believed there would, is naive.

Thanks to the D.C. Sports Bog for the quotes.

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