Dec 29, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (12) warms up before a game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

NFL trade rumors: Browns could target Kirk Cousins on draft day

The Cleveland Browns are one of many teams that could be a potential landing spot for one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft, but they may also have their eyes set on a signal-caller who is currently in the league.

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns could be looking to acquire Washington Redskins back up quarterback Kirk Cousins in a draft day trade.

It’s all on the table and it should be an exciting three days. It might even include trade discussions for Washington backup Kirk Cousins,” Mary Kay Cabot wrote.

For the Redskins, it would be a no-brainer.

They have everything invested in Robert Griffin III and are short on draft picks after the trade that brought him to the nation’s capital, so if they could get some of their picks back they would be able to continue adding to their roster and begin the turnaround from a disappointing 2013 campaign.

All of the buzz has indicated the Redskins would like to get a third-rounder in exchange for Cousins, but after his struggles at the end of the season it is unlikely that they will be able to get anything more than a third-round pick.

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  • Andrew B

    That would be a neutral move. Probably not in the best interest of the browns

  • David Dorman

    Why does everyone talk about trading Cousins? He is a young very solid back-up. He finished off the Ravens and beat the Browns in 12 to get us a chance at the playoffs. Without him who is gonna be a proven commodity at QB, McCoy?

    • M Shapiro



    I hope that rumour is false.We have 10 picks we need that 3rd.rounder pick.
    I might be o.k. if the Redskins just ‘release’ him

    • Andrew B


      • M Shapiro

        Thank you, Andy. Nobody asked.

    • M Shapiro

      That’s not gonna happen. Hey, but it’s cool that the Brown fans are as dumb as the owner and management. Are you guys all felons too?