Loudoun County, VA (Jan. 7, 2016) – The National Football League announced today that Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for December. The award also includes Week 17 games contested in January.
In the team’s final five games in December and January, Cousins completed 111-of-151 passes (73.5 percent) for 1,379 yards with 13 touchdowns and only one interception for a passer rating of 127.3. In the final four games, Cousins helped guide the Redskins to a 4-0 record and an NFC East championship.
Cousins led the NFL in completion percentage (73.5), passer rating (127.3) and yards per attempt (9.13) through the final five games. He was the only quarterback in the NFL to post a passer rating of 100.0 or better in each of the final five weeks of the season.
The Player of the Month honor is the first of Cousins’ career. Members of the Redskins have accounted for 13 Player of the Month awards all-time, including six Offensive Player of the Month honors.
Cousins joins Earnest Byner (December 1990), Gary Clark (November 1991), Terry Allen (October 1996), Todd Collins (December 2007) and Clinton Portis (October 2008) as the only players in team history to earn NFC Offensive Player of the Month. He is the first member of the Redskins on any side of the ball to earn NFC Player of the Month honors since linebacker London Fletcher in December 2012.