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Kirk Cousins open to being traded
Updated: February 2, 2014, 10:43 AM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

With the Washington Redskins making it clear that Robert Griffin III is their starting quarterback, backup Kirk Cousins is open to being traded, league sources told ESPN.

 

 

Cousins believes he is ready to start and already has had discussions with the Redskins' hierarchy, which declared Griffin as their starter last month.

Cousins will not be eligible to be traded until March 11, but the Redskins are expected to receive calls from quarterback-needy teams.

One destination could be the Cleveland Browns, who plan to hire Kyle Shanahan as their new offensive coordinator, sources told ESPN on Saturday.

Shanahan has spent the last four seasons as Washington's offensive coordinator and worked with Cousins over the last two years.

Although he loves Washington and the organization, it is more important to Cousins to play, which is why he would welcome a trade to a team on which he would have that chance to start.

Shanahan and his father, former Washington head coach Mike Shanahan, were fired by the Redskins following a 3-13 season. Washington hired Jay Gruden as its new head coach last month.

Cousins has started four games and has appeared in eight contests overall during his two-year career, passing for 1,320 yards and eight touchdowns with 10 interceptions.

 

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No im sticking with Geno Smith get him some decent WRs and a TE

Likewise brother!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All kidding and joking and the dogfighting, he's a bad person, the media etc. put that all aside and look at it for what it is and the JETS make so much sense and here's why:   1. Vick is now 34, an

just get vick

All kidding and joking and the dogfighting, he's a bad person, the media etc. put that all aside and look at it for what it is and the JETS make so much sense and here's why:

 

1. Vick is now 34, and wants at least 1 more shot to be the starter, and see's the JETS as that spot

2. Foles is now the man in Philly so that's out

3. Vick, having spent almost all year on the bench will be about as healthy as he has been in a long time

4. Idzik wants a vet to compete if not win the position

5. He knows the MM system

6. The JETS have the Cap space

 

It just seems that unless the JETS get outbid (and that's a distinct possibility), that VICK is a perfect fit for the JETS. I would put it at about 60/40 right now he is the JETS starter opening day 2014. Lets hope so.

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Cousins for a 6th round pick and lets see what he can do.   They should still keep drafting QB's till they find one though.  You can't win a Superbowl without a good QB.  Baltimore did it but teams like that are few and far in between.  The goal for the Jets should be to win a superbowl.  They should not waste time on QB's that clearly can't take them to a Superbowl.  GENOOOOOOO!!!!!!

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Cousins for a 6th round pick and lets see what he can do.   They should still keep drafting QB's till they find one though.  You can't win a Superbowl without a good QB.  Baltimore did it but teams like that are few and far in between.  The goal for the Jets should be to win a superbowl.  They should not waste time on QB's that clearly can't take them to a Superbowl.  GENOOOOOOO!!!!!!

A 6th? I'm all for that, wow, I'd even go lower but a 6th? That's like Christmas.

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8 TD vs 10 int's

 

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Those numbers are a little misleading given the circumstances of when/where they occurred. 

 

Personally I like Cousins and think he's better than any QB who would be on the board in the 2nd rd and also better than any of the retreads available in free agency.      

 

Cousins is a young guy, has NFL experience, and has shown that he has the tools to play in the NFL.   He also comes with almost no contract overhead - just the cost of the trade.   

 

Here is the list of QB's selected before Cousins in 2012: Luck, RG3, Tannehill, Weeden, Wilson, Foles.    

 

Other than Weeden that list looks pretty good.   If Cousins had been in the 2013 draft he probably would have been the 1st QB off the board.      

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Those numbers are a little misleading given the circumstances of when/where they occurred. 

 

Personally I like Cousins and think he's better than any QB who would be on the board in the 2nd rd and also better than any of the retreads available in free agency.      

 

Cousins is a young guy, has NFL experience, and has shown that he has the tools to play in the NFL.   He also comes with almost no contract overhead - just the cost of the trade.   

 

Here is the list of QB's selected before Cousins in 2012: Luck, RG3, Tannehill, Weeden, Wilson, Foles.    

 

Other than Weeden that list looks pretty good.   If Cousins had been in the 2013 draft he probably would have been the 1st QB off the board.      

 

Well sort of.  That would have been the case a year ago.  Now he's only got 2 years left on his rookie deal and then he's a UFA.  Good enough from the standpoint of being cheap while we find out if he's as good as some say or if he just sucks.  But bad in that he'll be expensive fast (we won't get a lot of cheap years like we would have if he was drafted).  Then again, he won't be as raw as Geno or like another draft pick might be.  

 

I don't know about the last point you're making, though.  Considering the first QB off the board was at #16 or something, that would suggest Washington would turn down a top-15 pick for him.  No freaking way they'd turn that down after coughing up 3 firsts for RGIII.  

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Well sort of.  That would have been the case a year ago.  Now he's only got 2 years left on his rookie deal and then he's a UFA.  Good enough from the standpoint of being cheap while we find out if he's as good as some say or if he just sucks.  But bad in that he'll be expensive fast (we won't get a lot of cheap years like we would have if he was drafted).  Then again, he won't be as raw as Geno or like another draft pick might be.  

 

I don't know about the last point you're making, though.  Considering the first QB off the board was at #16 or something, that would suggest Washington would turn down a top-15 pick for him.  No freaking way they'd turn that down after coughing up 3 firsts for RGIII.  

 

the last point was simply that if Cousins had been 1 year older he would have have been drafted ahead of EJ Manuel, Geno Smith, etc... 

 

When you look at a draft in any given year there are only so many teams that can take a QB early on.   A team like JAX whiffed on Gabbert but had to spend 2 years giving him a chance.   The same is true of Ponder, Weeden, Freeman.   I'd put Sanchez in that mix too but the Jets inexplicably gave him a mind-boggling extension.   So basically what I am saying is that given the overall strength of the 2012 QB draft more consideration should be given to Cousins and you shouldn't think of him as 'just' a 4th rd pick.  

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8 TD vs 10 int's

 

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too bad he played on a team that gave up mid season and was in total disarray . If the Jets can get Cousins and get him some real talent they should make the move and make it quick. If anyone thinks Geno is the POSSIBLE answer at QB they are living in a dream world.

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