RG3 injury: Pierre Garcon slips up, says Kirk Cousins is starting vs. Browns

Rob Carr

The Cleveland Browns may have found out their opponent's quarterback Tuesday when Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon said on SportsCenter that Kirk Cousins would start in place of Robert Griffin III on Sunday.

Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon might have tipped off ESPN viewers to the status of Robert Griffin III while making an appearance on SportsCenter Tuesday. Garcon spoke as if Kirk Cousins would start Sunday at quarterback against the Cleveland Browns, even though the team has remained mum on the topic.

Garcon said "we have Kirk starting" while talking to anchor Bram Weinstein about Sunday's game. The Redskins said that Griffin had a mild sprain of his LCL Monday and that the team would have gameplans for both quarterbacks. The Mount Union grad went on to discuss how the team needed to work to help Cousins feel like he didn't need to "save the team" in Griffin's absence. Of course, he could've misspoken, but he made no attempt to correct himself.

Knowing for sure which quarterback will start would make a massive gameplanning difference for Pat Shurmur and the Browns: Griffin is tied for the top rating in the NFL with Tom Brady and is a very mobile quarterback, with 748 yards rushing on the year. Although Cousins did run in a two-point conversion on his game-tying fourth quarter drive Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, he was never known for using his feet while at Michigan State. He did play well in a limited appearance Sunday after Griffin's injury, but he's thrown two interceptions on his 11 NFL passing attempts thus far in his career.

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