Have you heard the joke about the Washington starting quarterback?

Apparently Brandon Meriweather has, because when he was asked for his impression of Kirk Cousins after being a teammate of his in Washington for three seasons, he laughed. And laughed some more.

"It's just a funny question," he said finally.

It remained an inside joke, with Meriweather not expounding on the humor. At least until one side or the other gets the last chuckle on Thursday night.

"Kirk is a gunslinger," Meriweather eventually said. "He's a good player, an all-around good player. He's smart. He's got a very strong arm. He believes in his arm. He's more athletic than people think he is. Kirk is an all-around good dude."

He's having a good start to the season, too. He's completed 75.9 percent of his passes in two games with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Washington is 1-1.

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Of course, Cousins came into an early primetime game last year against the Giants playing just as well and wound up throwing four interceptions. Meriweather laughed at that, too.

"That's a good thing, right?" Meriweather said even though he probably didn't see it as such when it occurred to his team a year ago. "I'm a Giant now."