Many (me included) thought the Redskins were crazy to use a fourth-round pick on quarterback Kirk Cousins, given the draft picks sent to the Rams for quarterback Robert Griffin III and the $36 million in cap space taken (stolen) from the Redskins by the league.
Many (me included) think the Redskins would be crazy to flip Cousins for draft picks in the offseason.
Though the Redskins need to fill the void created by picks given up for Griffin with the kind of low-cap players that can be acquired for four years with draft picks, they drafted Cousins for one very important reason: with a quarterback who is prone to contact (and thus injury) via designed runs and options, the Redskins need a reliable backup.
So now that they have a reliable backup, why in the hell would they trade him?
If Cousins go, who takes over as the backup who likely will be used if/when Griffin is injured? Would they use another fourth-round pick in 2013 on a quarterback and hope for the best?
The best approach is to keep Cousins for four years, wish him well when he leaves as a free agent, and then have a new plan for 2016 and beyond.