Take a quick look back at the top Redskins 2015 season storylines from the quarterback position, courtesy of Redskins Public Relations.
“It’s Kirk’s team.”
Under the guidance of Gruden, Offensive Coordinator Sean McVay and Quarterbacks Coach Matt Cavanaugh, Cousins set team records in passing yards (4,166), attempts (543), completions (379) and 300-yard passing games (seven). Cousins moved the ball through the air efficiently, completing 69.8 percent of passes for the second-highest completion percentage in Redskins history (eighth-best in NFL history) and recording the third-highest passer rating in franchise history (101.6).
In the Redskins’ final 10 games, Cousins guided the Redskins to a 7-3 record, throwing for 274 yards per game with 23 touchdowns and only three interceptions en route to an NFC East title.
Cousins’ hot hand helped the Redskins average 32.8 points per game during a four-game winning streak to close the regular season, most in the NFL in that time frame. He became the first player in team history to throw a touchdown pass in all 16 games in a season since the advent of the 16-game schedule in 1978.
In addition, despite not being known as the true dual threat in his own position group, Cousins added a team-high five rushing touchdowns in 2015, the second-most by a quarterback in a season in team history.