Jon Gruden would trade a first round pick for Kirk Cousins

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Jon Gruden analyzes quarterbacks in his “camp” on ESPN. One quarterback in particular that Gruden likes is Washington Redskins back up Kirk Cousins.

“If I were a coach, I’d offer a first-round pick to the Redskins to get Kirk Cousins on my team,” Gruden said on ESPN.

The Redskins might not even take a single first round pick for Cousins however. Their quarterback Robert Griffin III takes a lot of punishment when he runs the ball and is still recovering from a knee injury. There isn’t any guarantee that RG3 will be ready for the teams opener and having Cousins around as an insurance policy seems to be a priority.

The Redskins do have Rex Grossman, who led the Chicago Bears to a Super Bowl appearance, on their roster.

Last season Cousins appeared in 3 games and started one. He completed 33 out of 48 passes for 466 yards and 4 touchdowns but did  throw 3 interceptions. That does give him a career 101.6 passer rating.

In his only preseason game so far this season he completed 6 of 7 passes for 52 yards and a touchdown.


Topics: Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins

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  • EZG1

    Gruden seems to have some sort of unusual attraction to young College QB’s! Remember him pronouncing John Beck, “the real deal”?

  • Wholetime

    Im a skins fan and i agree with gruden and not on a bias lol. But i do also know that i can take what he says with a grain of salt being as he falls in love with every qb in the world lol

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