Former Washington Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan’s idea of increasing Kirk Cousins’s trade value has turned out to be a huge flop. He put Cousins on the field at the end of the year in order to drive some trade talk for the offseason, but it didn’t turn out the way that Shanahan had envisioned. Cousins played like trash at the end of the season and looked like a backup. Teams are not going to fight over adding a backup onto their roster. They aren’t going to trade away draft picks in order to add a backup.
New Washington Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden was asked about any teams showing interest in Cousins and here is how he responded per the Washington Post:
“No. No, nothing,” Gruden said of trade queries. “We’re excited to have Kirk. You need two great quarterbacks on your team. you never know. The way Robert plays and the style he plays with you never know what can happen. Injuries are a part of the game. you need two excellent quarterbacks and we’re fortunate to have two of the better quarterbacks.”
Kirk will be warming up the bench for Robert Griffin III and will have to wait for his next opportunity to get back onto the field.