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NFL Rumors: Kirk Cousins is open to trade

The Washington Redskins immediately protected their first-round draft pick Robert Griffin III during the 2012 draft. In the 4th round that year they drafted Kirk Cousins out of Michigan State.

The logic of that pick has already come to fruition, as the Redskins have turned to Cousins eight times in his short career.

At one point he looked sharp enough for people to make the case that he should be a starting quarterback somewhere. That talk reached some fairly exaggerated heights, as people discussed the possibility that teams would surrender a high draft pick (1st or second round) for Cousins.

That momentum has likely halted thanks to his struggles in 2013, but for his part Cousins is open to being traded if it becomes a possibility. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the following:

In his eight career starts, Cousins has thrown for 1,320 yards with eight touchdowns, 10 interceptions, and a 68.6 rating. He is undoubtedly a valuable player, but it is hard to imagine a team wanting to trade for him to be their starter.

It sure is nice of Cousins to be open to it, but do you suppose the Redskins were waiting for his permission?

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