Dec 29, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (12) drops back to pass against the New York Giants during the fourth quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium. The Giants defeated the Redskins 20-6. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Kirk Cousins Not Getting Much Interest in Trade Market


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.

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  • Fred

    There’s no point to try to trade him now anyway given his performance at the end of last year. Best bet is to play him a lot in the preseason, and we’ll see if he gets any game reps during the year (doubt it); but if he has a good year, may be able to get a 3rd round for him…doubt more.

  • David Mallow

    Hes no good, noone will EVER trade for this clown. Washington needs a backup anyways, RGIII cant stay healthy, hes like Vick.. run around and get hurt…. Cousins would be worth a bag of skittles and thats it

  • JSB

    From the mixed performances we’ve seen so far, it’s fair to say he’s a slightly above-average back-up quarterback right now, with significant upside potential for the future. From the team’s standpoint, it makes sense to keep him where he is for at least another year, and see how things develop. From his own standpoint, unless he has an opportunity to start on another team (unlikely), that’s probably the best thing for him too, since his chances of getting some playing time with the Redskins are better than they would be with most teams, given RGIII’s fragility.