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

2014 NFL draft rumors: Cleveland Browns could trade No. 26 for Kirk Cousins


On Tuesday, news surfaced that the Cleveland Browns will not be selecting Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Without Manziel as an option, there are some doubts about whether or not the Browns will be selecting a quarterback with their pick, but that doesn’t mean quarterback in the first round won’t be an option.

The latest pre-draft rumor on ESPN Insider says that Kyle Shanahan and the Browns are interested in trading their No. 26 overall pick to the Washington Redskins in exchange for Kirk Cousins.

If Cleveland goes with a player like Sammy Watkins or Mike Evans at No. 4 overall and passes on a quarterback, trading their second first-rounder is a move that would end up making a ton of sense for both sides.

At No. 26, the Browns would have to consider if Cousins is a higher rated quarterback than whoever would be available. If he is, then trading away the pick would be a no-brainer. For Washington, getting into the first-round of this year’s draft would be an ideal scenario.

Whether or not a trade actually goes down on draft day remains to be seen, but it will be something worth watching over the next 24 hours.

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  • spandlegax graggle

    No, sorry, but it doesn’t make a “ton of sense” to trade the #26 pick for cousins!

  • joejoe56

    I hope you dont get paid to write

  • Josh Hart

    If they did this I’d want Lombardi back to replace Farmer.

  • captain obvious

    wow…u really think a professional general manager would trade a 1st round pick for cousins?? u really had enough of a serious thought to write about this too? maybe u had a deadline or something i dunno bro just make some rumor up about johnny football next time..this was bad

  • Brandon Sander

    I’m here to tell you NOOOOO WAAAAAY that happens. No WAY. ZERO CHANCE. Maybe a 3rd round pick but no way a first rounder for him. No one would do it and Cleveland Fans would be pissed.