Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has been anointed the team’s starting quarterback, and the tune is starting to change.

Pierre Garcon, the Redskins leading receiver in 2012 and 2013, hopped on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday to paint Cousins as the next great leader under center.

Kirk is a very enthusiastic guy,” Garcon added. “He commands the huddle, he has a lot of faith in us, that we can help him do well. He is a natural-born leader, he’s definitely been planning for that for a long time.

“You can tell from what kind of person he is that he’s a leader, he’s been doing it for a long time and he’s excited about the opportunity. We definitely want to keep him excited and never want to, you know, have him lose that faith in himself. He’s definitely ready and eager to get the season started to prove to everybody what he can do.”

The Redskins are searching for leadership under center, but Cousins play and body of work such he won’t be the signal caller that long.

By Glenn Erby

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