What to do with backup quarterback Kirk Cousins? This question has remained a topic of discussion for much time now, and the Redskins elected to keep the soon to be third year quarterback in Washington for another season. Over the weekend, the Cleveland Browns contacted the Redskins about Cousins and offered a fourth round selection for his rights.
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Personally, I feel the deal wasn’t worth the value of Cousins. Although his worth dipped after a weak end of the season, its important the Redskins have a strong backup quarterback to ensure any potential injuries to starter Robert Griffin III. Also, I felt this year the depth at the quarterback position was rather strong and therefore the Redskins weren’t able to maximize Cousins’ worth. Another year and another preseason will allow Cousins to only improve and give potential suitors in 2015 more game film.
The important aspect of not trading Cousins is keeping incumbent starter RG3 happy. Clearly, RG3 wants Cousins to be traded, but he must not let the Michigan State product deter him from achieving greatness. Ultimately, Washington will be forced to move Cousins, but the Redskins are wise in waiting for the best possible deal. In the 2014 off-season, I anticipate that Washington will deal Cousins and the team will receive much more than a fourth round pick.