While questions remain around Redskins quarterback Trent Williams and a long-term deal, former Washington quarterback Joe Theismann joined ESPN 980's "The Morning Blitz with Al Galdi" on Friday and offered his opinion on the matter,
"I do think a deal will get done," Theismann said, echoing general manager Scot McCloughan's sentiments last week. "Where do you go if you don't have Kirk next year? You're basically starting over."
Theismann analyzed how he thought Cousins could improve in the 2016 season.
"I think he can infuse more of his personality into the quarterback position," the former NFL MVP said. "Be willing to step outside that comfort zone a little bit more. The quarterback position is the single most dependent position on the field, now if you look around him [Cousins], there's a pretty good stable of receivers and the line has improved tremendously so I think it's not going to be a lot of change, maybe some minor tweaking."
The New Jersey native also elaborated on the Redskins' current quarterback situation, giving credit to McCloughan for drafting quarterback Nate Sudfeld.
"I think the re-signing of Colt McCoy brings stability to the quarterback position and also drafting Nate [Sudfeld]," Theismann said. "It's good to take a guy in the sixth, seventh round. Taking a quarterback late gives you a fresh, young arm, gives you a chance to have someone who grows into the organization and into your offense and get to learn to play the game professionally."
With enhanced stability, Theismann is excited to see what Washington's offense has to offer.
"I think we will be able to see a different style of offense from a year ago."