We already knew that Robert Griffin III wouldn’t play in tonight’s preseason finale against the Bucs. Now it looks like his backup will take the night of as well.
ESPN 980 is reporting that Kirk Cousins will get the night off in Tampa and that third-string QB Colt McCoy will handle the quarterback duties for all four quarters.
Cousins has seen most of the action at quarterback this preseason. He has attempted 54 passes compared to 20 for Griffin and 15 for McCoy. The decision to bench Cousins is probably a combination of a desire to get McCoy some more work and to prevent injury to the backup.