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

NFL Trade Rumors: Kirk Cousins 'at most' is worth a third-round pick

Many people believe the Washington Redskins have two starting quality quarterbacks on their roster. Back up Kirk Cousins could become a trade target for some teams during the NFL Draft, though there is some debate about what Cousins would cost.

In a Twitter Q&A mailbag session, ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim was asked about any potential trades, and said that he was told by one NFL exec that Cousins was worth only a third-round pick.

“I haven’t heard any movement on a Cousins trade, but I would think there will be discussions and they won’t intensify, most likely, until the draft begins,” Keim said, via ESPN. “The key in this equation is what Cleveland’s new staff thinks about Brian Hoyer and the quarterbacks in this draft. I talked to one executive who said that although this quarterback class perhaps lacks what the 2012 group had at the top, it is deep enough that a team won’t have to trade for someone — unless you want an immediate starter. This person’s opinion was that Cousins would be worth, at most, a third-round pick.”

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