The NFL isn’t known for its trade rumors because the league itself is not known for trades. Very rarely are deals ever made but when they are, they tend to happen in the offseason and near the draft. Big names have shifted teams in the past in trades, with Randy Moss being traded not once but three in his career.
The team that traded Moss the second time likes to keep things interesting with trades, as the Oakland Raiders have made some of the most high profile trades we’ve seen recently, and they may be getting back in that game. According to ESPN.com blogger Paul Gutierrez notes that the Raiders could send Terrelle Pryor and a draft pick to the Redskins in exchange for Kirk Cousins.
The question, then, is this: Is that it all it would take for Washington, under new coach Jay Gruden, who has said that Robert Griffin III is his starting quarterback? I’d assume Washington would want more than just TP2 from the Raiders to back up RGIII. But it sounds like a good starting point for trade talks.
This isn’t a deal being actively discussed, but it’s something that could be considered. The Redskins want to dump Cousins for draft picks but they’re also not going to sell low or jump at the first deal offered.
Still, as Gutierrez stated, it’s a good place to start.