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2015 Redskins Season In Review: Quarterbacks

Posted Jan 16, 2016

Take a quick look back at the top Redskins 2015 season storylines from the quarterback position, courtesy of Redskins Public Relations.

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.”

With that public proclamation of faith from Head Coach Jay Gruden on Aug. 31, quarterback Kirk Cousins embarked upon one of the most remarkable passing seasons in Redskins history, both in terms of his statistics and the redemption story that accompanied them.

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.

The Redskins roster also included Colt McCoy, who led a memorable Monday night upset in Dallas in October 2014, and former 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, Robert Griffin III.

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