Not many would have predicted that the Washington Redskins, led by quarterback Kirk Cousins, would be the NFC East champions when the season kicked back off in Week 1. Fast forward to now and it is clearly the Cousins era, while former starting quarterback Robert Griffin III watches from plain clothes along the sideline.
Speaking of the sidelines, center Kory Lichtensteiger, who played in only five games and is currently on IR with a shoulder injury, chimed in regarding the team’s winning status while getting a subtle poke in at RGIII.
“The proof’s in the pudding now,” Lichtensteiger said, via The Washington Post. “We’re playoff dancing because of him. [At the time of the decision], it was good to see that there’s repercussions and rewards; repercussions for not playing well and rewards for doing the right thing: preparing, performing in practice and the preseason. It was just good to know that you get rewarded for hard work and performing.”
We can assess that Lichtensteiger is claiming that RGIII was punished for not playing/preparing well while Cousins reaps the reward for outshining his counterpart.
Unfortunately for RGIII, his 2012 rookie season appears to be the high point in his career. At this point he looks like he’s taking a permanent backseat to Cousins for however long he remains with Washington.