Washington Redskins' wide receiver Santana Moss has sympathy for quarterback Kirk Cousins, and feels the 25-year-old has been set up for failure.
Cousins is current the Redskins' starting QB after coach Mike Shanahan took the controversial decision to bench Robert Griffin III.
But Moss feels that Cousins has a difficult job on his hands in the team's final three games of the campaign.
"It's kind of tough to put him into this situation right now and hope for him to be excellent," Moss was quoted as saying by the Washington Post. "It's almost like setting a guy up for failure. But you just want him to go out there and be at ease and just take his time, be as efficient as he can because it's one of those situations that's like, you know, Catch[-22].
"He don't play as well, then you're gonna say, 'Well, should he have been in there?' But you can't do that to him because he hasn't had all this season to go out there and gel with us. But he has been ready enough to go out there and be able to run this offense. So we're just hoping for the best."
Shanahan's decision to bench RG3 has been slated by many, including NFL Hall of Famer John Madden, who described it as "baloney".
But the coach has made his choice - and is expected to stick with Cousins for the Redskins' remaining fixtures against Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants.