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ESPN's Adam Schefter stated on the Ross Tucker Podcast that two informed sources have told him the Redskins will not trade Kirk Cousins.
Schefter recently tweeted Cousins "is not going anywhere." Stated Schefter on Tucker's podcast, "Somebody told me not even with an ounce of hesitation that basically there's no way they're trading Kirk Cousins. ... And then, there was somebody else that I spoke to, who basically said 'that's exactly right. Not happening.'" Per Schefter, "Nobody's made an offer for Kirk Cousins, to my knowledge. They're not interested in listening to offers for Kirk Cousins. It's not gonna happen. That's why I tweeted he's not going anywhere."
Kirk Cousins QB WAS 11 Days
Kirk Cousins again stated his desire to be a starter.
This story just won't die. Cousins is like just about every other NFL backup in that he wants to get on the field consistently and prove to the world he's a difference-maker. But he's entering the third year of a four-year contract and the Redskins reportedly want a second-round pick in exchange for their RG3 insurance plan. It's not going to happen, meaning Cousins needs to accept his role in Washington and not be a distraction.
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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Redskins "have no plans" to trade Kirk Cousins.
"He's not going anywhere," Schefter added. The Redskins were said to be seeking a second-round pick for their backup quarterback, and we'd find it hard to believe they'd turn that down if one was offered to them. However, there's little chance any team is willing to surrender that type of compensation for Cousins. He simply means more to the Redskins as a reliable backup to RGIII.
Kirk Cousins QB WAS 16 Days
A source tells the Washington Post that the Redskins want a second-round pick in exchange for Kirk Cousins.
They're highly unlikely to get it. Cousins profiles as more of a plus backup than a quality starter, as evidenced by his 56.2 completion percentage, 51.5 QBR and 8:10 TD-to-INT ratio in eight career games. It would be a sign of absolute desperation if a quarterback-needy team gave up a second-rounder for Cousins. The most likely outcome here has him returning to Washington as Robert Griffin III's backup.
Kirk Cousins QB WAS 17 Days
The Washington Post reports Kirk Cousins is "going nowhere."
Cousins means more to the Redskins than he would bring back in a trade. He's a valuable backup, and no team in its right mind is going to give up a premium draft pick for a guy with a career 68.6 quarterback rating and 8:10 TD:INT ratio. The only way Cousins could get his wish and be traded out of Washington is if a needy team fails to land a quarterback in May's draft and panics and offers up a high 2015 draft pick. We fully expect Cousins to be holding the clipboard in D.C.
Kirk Cousins QB WAS 22 Days
Kirk Cousins underwent LASIK eye surgery on Tuesday.
Cousins is hopeful the operation will lead to improved on-field play. "In this league the difference between Pro Bowl and getting cut is that small," Cousins said. "The more you can see out of the corner of your eye - blitzes, pass protection, open receivers - all of it is effective." Slightly better vision is hardly going to be a game-changer for Cousins, but it's a classic "couldn't hurt."
Kirk Cousins QB WAS 23 Days
Kirk Cousins reiterated on Sirius XM NFL Radio Wednesday that he would welcome a trade out of Washington.
"I'm open to a trade but I love Washington, the city, and fans," said Cousins. "My goal is to be a starting quarterback but I'm willing to wait my turn at the same time. Open to all options." Cousins turns 26 later this offseason. He could fetch a mid- to late-round pick, though it remains to be seen whether GM Bruce Allen believes that's worth it to part with a solid backup.
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ESPN's Chris Mortensen stated on NFL Insiders that new Browns OC Kyle Shanahan "loves" Kirk Cousins.
ESPN NFC East reporter Dan Graziano chimed in, saying he recently spoke to an executive on a quarterback-needy club who "wouldn't give up more than a three (third-round pick) for Cousins." Cousins has essentially asked the Redskins to trade him, but they won't get a premium draft choice. The Browns do have a lot of 2014 picks and could conceivably make Washington a mid-round offer.