Kirk Cousins: RGIII will ‘be on the field Week One’ of 2013 NFL season

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) throws a pass during mini camp at Redskins Park. (Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports)

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) throws a pass during mini camp at Redskins Park. (Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports)

Much of the 2013 NFL offseason has been dominated with headlines regarding Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s knee rehab.

RGIII has been on a fast track to get back onto the football field. The young ‘Skins superstar has been running drills, throwing with the offense, and participating in team workout programs.

While some have called for him to slow down, however, the former Heisman Trophy winner doesn’t seem like that’s even an option. His backup, Kirk Cousins (Michigan State), doesn’t think RGIII will be slowing down either, according to ProFootballTalk.

“Robert looked awesome, and I’m not just saying that,” he said. “He is a bit of a freak in terms of his athleticism, he has healed very quickly, he couldn’t practice with us, but he was on a separate field doing drills all spring during OTAs and minicamp. He looked really good. I think he’ll be on the field Week One. But my mindset is to be ready no matter what, and I’m getting ready all summer so I’ll be ready if called upon.”

“I’m working hard for whenever the opportunity comes, and if I don’t get any opportunities with the Redskins, then so be it,” he said. “Some day it could lead to the potential opportunity to start for someone.”

Cousins is preparing as if he were the starter heading into the season, however he seems pretty confident it will be Griffin taking the snaps come September 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles.