Last week after saying that Robert Griffin III would miss a significant amount of time with a dislocated ankle, Jay Gruden said that Griffin’s starting quarterback job wasn’t necessarily going to be waiting for him when he was ready to play.
“We’ll cross that bridge when that comes,” he said.
On Tuesday, after backup QB Kirk Cousins completed 30 of 48 passes for 427 yards and three touchdowns in his first start of the season against the Eagles, Gruden had not changed his tune.
During a conference call with the New York media, Gruden was asked if he could see Cousins taking over as the starter on a permanent basis.
"Crazy things have happened in NFL," Jay Gruden said via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. "I'm not going to discount anything.”
Cousins will have a few weeks to earn the job and is off to a good start. The Skins have some tougher defenses coming up, though, so this stretch could go a long way in determining Cousins' status if/when RGIII returns.