Following the Washington Redskins season-opening loss on Monday Night Football, head coach Jay Gruden said on a conference call the next day that quarterback Kirk Cousins is still a work in progress, according to Master Tesfatsion of the Washington post.
On Wednesday, after practice, Tesfatsion said that Cousins told the media much of the same thing. “I think I’ll always be,” Cousins said to the media. “I don’t think that Year 16, if you’re fortunate enough to play that long, I don’t think you feel like you’ve had it figured out. When I asked Tom Brady after the game last year, ‘When did it click for you?’ In a sense, I asked him, ‘When were you no longer a work in progress?’ His answer was what I would echo here, and that it’s still clicking. 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. I’m going to keep working, keep going, and I understand that. I think I’ll always view myself as a work in progress, and I think that’s how other people can view it too.”
Cousins shined in his first season as a full-time starter in 2015. He threw for 4,166 yards, 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. On Monday night he threw for 329 yards, but with no touchdowns and two interceptions.