Cleveland Browns Reportedly Not An Option For Kirk Cousins


Just a few days ago, I reported how backup quarterback Kirk Cousins had interest in the possibility of being traded by the Washington Redskins.  With the NFL Draft quickly approaching,  the deal would most likely occur prior to the day or possibly during the draft.  The team most commonly linked with Cousins has been the Cleveland Browns.  The Browns hired former Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, and Cleveland would seem the obvious choice.  The equation was not quite that easy, as today, the Browns clarified the rumors by saying they are not interested in Cousins.

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I know what most of you fans may be thinking that this could be a ploy to decrease the value of Cousins in order to obtain him, but this does not seem to be the case.  The Browns organization truly believes Brian Hoyer is there man at the helm and after such a solid stint in 2013 who could blame them?  The main issue in this deal swirls around the Washington Redskins.

The Redskins are in dire needs of draft picks entering the NFL Draft with numerous holes to fill.  I know the Redskins have been previously recognized for their outrageous spending in the off-season, but I expect the Redskins to build their organization through the draft.  The first step to enabling this process is finding a willing trade partner for Kirk Cousins.