OPEN THREAD: Will Theismann's comments become Redskins distraction?

OPEN THREAD: Will Theismann's comments become Redskins distraction?
August 25, 2014, 10:15 am
Share This Post

Let's start this way: Robert Griffin III will start at quarterback for the Washington Redskins. That's how it is going to be. Whether or not an open competition between Griffin and Kirk Cousins should exist is largely moot, because it doesn't. And still, former Redskins-QB turned preseason-TV-commentator Joe Theismann publicly said what many armchair quarterbacks had screamed via Twitter since the first preseason game: Cousins was outplaying Griffin.

After the game, Cousins admitted it would be hard to compare his play with Griffin, since Cousins has been matched up against backups while RG3 is playing starting defenders. Cousins looked sharp against Baltimore while Griffin played poorly, that much is true. Beyond that, neither QB has impressed. RG3 made one bad throw against Cleveland, which resulted in an interception.

[MORE: Plan B for Meriweather?]

Redskins fans have seen RG3 at his best; his rookie season was the best for Washington in over a decade. Cousins got the chance to start late last year, and was not impressive. 

But for many, none of that matters. People wants Cousins, and Theismann's comments fuel that fan fire. Will the comments become a distraction for the Redskins? Will it impact RG3?

Let us know what you think in the comments.