Even though he led the Washington Redskins to the playoffs last season, Kirk Cousins has spent all of this season as the “other” NFC East quarterback. Eli Manning remains Eli, and the Eagles and Cowboys each have exciting young rookies under center. On Sunday night, however, Kirk went toe-to-toe with one of the best quarterbacks in football and looked like every bit his equal. Welcome to Cousins’ star turn, complete with a new Vine.
That is Cousins screaming “How you like me now?!” directly into Washington GM Scot McCloughan’s face, and if it seems a little more intense than just a pure celebration, you’re not alone. Cousins is always an intense dude after wins, but McCloughan refused to commit to Cousins long-term after the QB’s stellar back half of last season, choosing instead to place the franchise tag on him. After some early bumps in the road this year, though, it looks like Cousins may have forced Washington’s hand.