In 1994, the Redskins used a top-five pick on quarterback Heath Shuler. They then took a late-round flyer on Gus Frerotte.
And Frerotte became the starter.
In 2012, the Redskins used a top-five pick on quarterback Robert Griffin III. They then took a late-round flyer on Kirk Cousins.
And, at least for now, Cousins is the starter.
Though there’s no way he’ll keep the job when Griffin is healthy, Cousins has done his best Frerotte impersonation, leading the Redskins to a touchdown and a two-point conversion (via a quarterback draw) to force overtime against the Ravens.
Cousins wisely refrained from head butting the wall.