Trade Deadline: Kirk Cousins


In 2012, the Washington Redskins elected to use their fourth round selection on a quarterback.  Forget the fact, Washington had already selected Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick.  The Redskins had plans for another quarterback as well: Kirk Cousins.  Cousins spent his collegiate days attending Michigan State University and in the process shattered several offensive records.

Aug 19, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (12) rolls out during the first half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Cousins has since embraced his brief tenure with the Washington Redskins and has proved to many around the league he is capable of becoming a starter in the National Football League.  Washington has used Cousins primarily as a back up to RG3, but in relief of Griffin III Cousins has blazed his own path throwing for 514 yards and 4 touchdowns.

It wasn’t until the torn ACL to RG3 that’s questions began to be raised about what Washington will do with their backup quarterback.   Cousins excelled in this past preseason, and many sources wonder if Washington will deal their back up quarterback.  With injuries a major concern for RG3, Cousins was seen as a valuable asset to Washington at the league‘s most important position.  RG3, however, has proved to be healthy, and with Washington in dire need of improvement along their offensive line a trade would not be out of the question.  With the trade deadline today at 4:00 PM it would be no shock if the Redskins decided to deal Cousins for draft picks in 2014.