Kirk Cousins is one of the popular names in the NFL rumor mill, and there has been talk that the Washington Redskins were looking and willing to trade him. A report published this week even said the ‘Skins wanted a second-round pick in return for the quarterback. Now reports are saying the most likely outcome is that Cousins returns to the Redskins instead of being traded.
Adam Schefter tweeted Friday morning that Washington has no plans to trade Cousins. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said that while Washington may want a second-round pick for Cousins, teams are not willing to give that much up for him, so the most likely scenario is that he returns to the Redskins for his third season.
Not trading Cousins wouldn’t exactly be a problem for the Redskins anyway. They recognize that Robert Griffin III has been hurt in both of his NFL seasons, so they understand the value of having a reliable backup like Cousins.
The way Cousins played last season, receiving a second-rounder for him would be wishful thinking. Cousins threw four touchdowns and seven interceptions in relief of RG3. Washington went 0-3 in the games he started. There just isn’t the allure behind him that there may have been after his rookie season.