Washington Redskins QB believes White is a good addition to the Quarterback depth chart.
Washington Redskins Quarterback Kirk Cousins believes the recent signing of Pat White as another backup to Robert Griffin III was a ‘no-brainer’.
An article released on Profootballtalk.com gives an account on how the current starter believes White will be used within the Redskins system, as well as giving an update on RGIII’s progression.
“I felt like with Robert’s health where it is right now, to be able to have a guy who can do some of the thing Robert does athletically would be important, especially in this offseason time when you’re trying to stay sharp and develop your base playbook and improve your base playbook,” Cousins said.
“While I believe can to some degree run those kind of things, the zone-read stuff is gonna be much better with a Pat White-type athlete in there who’s closer to Robert’s skill set,”
While Cousins has been named the starter until Griffin is fully recovered from his knee injury, he is seen as pocket passer, with limited athletic ability. The addition of White will still allow the team to run the zone-read scheme, but also make the team very predictable and one-dimensional.
Griffin is still the man of the future in Washington, but the Redskins are taking the necessary measures that will ensure the team doesn’t lose any ground in the playoff hunt during his absence.