NFL Trade Rumors: Kirk Cousins says he’s happy in Washington, open to trade

Dec 29, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (12) runs with the ball during a game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. The Giants defeated the Redskins 20-6. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 29, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (12) runs with the ball during a game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. The Giants defeated the Redskins 20-6. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Redskins are desperate for draft picks after they gave away the farm to the St. Louis rams in 2012 to essentially acquire Robert Griffin III. The Washington drafted Griffin No. 2 overall in 2012 but don’t own a draft pick this year as a result.

One way the Redskins may be able to get some picks would be to trade away backup quarterback Kirk Cousins, who has been hearing his name kicked around trade rumors for months now. There’s no guarantee that Washington will trade Cousins but he said again today that he’d be open to the idea.

Cousins made his comments on SiriusXM radio, but made sure to mention he’s happy in Washington and isn’t asking to be traded.

Cousins has shown the ability to be a solid starter in the NFL, but he won’t get that chance playing behind Robert Griffin III. He’s gotten more chances to start over the last two years than we thought he would, which means he may end up being more valuable to Washington than they initially thought.

Topics: Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins

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  • David Dorman

    We need a reliable backup QB. I don’t know why so many fans talk about trading Cousins. Just look around the league and you can find maybe a handful of teams with a capable backup, they are indeed rare. Until our Golden Boy can prove he can play an entire season, I say we keep Cousins.

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