The Washington Redskins were maybe hoping that the trade market for backup quarterbacks was going to be hotter than it is, but after months of trying to see what Kirk Cousins can conjure up, the phone remains silent.
Redskins general manager Bruce Allen noted on Tuesday that despite there being rumors that Kirk Cousins could be traded before, during or after the draft, as of right now there is no one calling and asking about him.
Allen says “no discussions” on trading Kirk Cousins and he’s “happy” to have him on the team. #Redskins
— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) May 6, 2014
Rumors have most heavily suggested that the Cleveland Browns are a landing spot for Cousins due to his connection to offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan but so far nothing has happened there.
Frankly, the trade market is cold anyways as not even Pro Bowlers Chris Johnson or DeSeason Jackson could get value back for their teams. Then again, third stringer Terrelle Pryor was traded to the Seattle Seahawks, so the wonky nature of the trade market could result in a cousins trade — however is sounds like that’s highly unlikely at the moment.