When the Washington Redskins drafted Kirk Cousins in 2012, it was very evident he would not be the long-term quarterback. At the time, Washington had no answer at the quarterback position and gave a way a plethora of draft picks to trade up and select Robert Griffin III. Now, three years later, the Redskins will have to make a decision about keeping or trading Cousins. The former Michigan State Spartan has been a valuable asset in relief to RG3, and although his stock was at an all time high after the pre-season, Cousins remains a hot commodity on the trading block.
Now, its been made clear by Cousins to Redskins officials that the third-year man now hopes for an opportunity to start in the National Football League. Cousins feels he’s ready to lead a team and will welcome any moves. The most likely destination is in Cleveland with the Browns, who will most likely hire Kyle Shanahan as the offensive coordinator. Shanahan worked very closely with Cousins in his two years in the league, and apparently Shanahan likes what he’s seen from Cousins.
When it boils down to it, however, Washington will make the deal that brings the most value to the team. With several needs on the roster, the Redskins must acquire the best draft pick or player that will fill one of these holes. I do believe the Browns will deal for Cousins, but I do not believe after the last four games of 2013, the pick will not be as high as expected.