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Report: Redskins would like second-round pick in a Kirk Cousins trade

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The Redskins picked quarterback Kirk Cousins in the fourth round two years ago, but they are reportedly looking for something better in a trade for him this offseason.

Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports that the team would like a second-round pick in return for their backup quarterback. The Redskins don’t have a first-round pick in the coming draft as a result of the trade for Robert Griffin III, so such a return would give them two picks in the second round to use on players to help them do better than 3-13 next season.

Cousins has started four games for the Redskins over the last two seasons and his presence as a capable backup has been useful when Griffin has been out of the lineup. Given Griffin’s injury history, it makes sense that the value of dealing away such a backup would be high for Washington.

The initial asking price is just part of any trade talks, of course, and Maske reports it is unclear what interest in Cousins the Redskins have seen at this point. Equally unclear is whether the Redskins would consider offers that don’t include a second-round pick, but might include multiple picks in the upcoming draft.

Those answers will likely take some time to play out as teams in the market for quarterbacks plan for free agency and the draft.

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52 Responses to “Report: Redskins would like second-round pick in a Kirk Cousins trade”
  1. 1rockyracoon says: Feb 19, 2014 1:48 PM

    They don’t need a quality backup QB. It’s not like Griffin would ever get hurt or benched.

  2. ingraven says: Feb 19, 2014 1:48 PM

    RG3 wont last. don’t do it.

  3. tavisteelersfan says: Feb 19, 2014 1:50 PM

    Really. Washington would like a second-round pick for Cousins. Hmm.
    I think the Steelers would offer a ham sandwich for Cousins. Hmmm.
    Another good story.

  4. theleaguesbest says: Feb 19, 2014 1:52 PM

    “Report: Redskins would like second-round pick in a Kirk Cousins trade” and I’d like mortgage to be paid off today, but you don’t always get what you want.

  5. green41563 says: Feb 19, 2014 1:52 PM

    They blew it when they played him. Should have kept that under wraps.

    Had they not played him, maybe they’d have gotten a #2. Now? Forget it.

  6. arkadyrenko says: Feb 19, 2014 1:54 PM

    People in hell would like ice water, but they’re not getting that, either.

  7. mataug says: Feb 19, 2014 1:55 PM

    shouldn’t RG3 play a full season of 16 games before we decide to trade away his decent backup ?

  8. benihanagt says: Feb 19, 2014 1:55 PM

    Remember when the Redskins gave up multiple 1st round draft picks for RG3? If only there were another franchise like the Redskins, then those Redskins would trade a 2nd round pick to these Redskins for Cousins. Unfortunately for the Redskins, there is not an organisation as dumb as the Redskins to trade that high of a pick. Also Redskins, Redskins, Redskins.

  9. rovadawg says: Feb 19, 2014 1:56 PM

    He was horrible in relief of Griffin this year. One of the bottom in all measurable. They are insane to think they could even get a third for him, and I hope Ray Farmer realizes it.

  10. coltzfan166 says: Feb 19, 2014 1:56 PM

    Yeah I just don’t see this happening, considering the depth at QB in this year’s draft.

  11. jmblosser82 says: Feb 19, 2014 1:57 PM

    Some potential there but I would see a 3-4th rounder

  12. thevikesarebest says: Feb 19, 2014 2:02 PM

    They should trade rgnoknee while your at it.he will never be on AP’s level any way

  13. th56 says: Feb 19, 2014 2:03 PM

    Not going to happen. Best offer they’ll get is a 4th, and maybe not even that. He looked good in one game last year but played like a dime a dozen backup in the rest.

  14. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Feb 19, 2014 2:03 PM

    I would rather have the potential of a Jimmy Garappolo, A.J. McCarron, or Zach Mettenberger than what I’ve seen of Kirk Cousins.

  15. FinFan68 says: Feb 19, 2014 2:06 PM

    … And I would like my powerball ticket to match the winning numbers. A 4th is reasonable and a 3rd is iffy depending on how high the pick is.

  16. ontherocks1964 says: Feb 19, 2014 2:12 PM

    Weren’t most “experts” saying the Redskins could get a first round pick for Cousins last year at this same time?

  17. tcostant says: Feb 19, 2014 2:13 PM

    If Cousins played lights out those last three games, the ‘skins might have got a second round offer. That didn’t happen, so we’re likely see a conditional 4thround offer, that could be a 3rd if he makes a certian number of starts.

    Second rounder is not likely.

  18. smarterfootball says: Feb 19, 2014 2:13 PM

    Basically turning a 7th into a 4th would be respectable

  19. socrane says: Feb 19, 2014 2:14 PM

    I wouldn’t give up a 2nd for rg3 at the moment

  20. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 19, 2014 2:20 PM

    Second round pick is the going rate for rarely used backups who somehow become better by sitting on the bench a few years.

  21. ★ Steeler Nation is the greastest nation. History doesn't lie. As some of you youngsters say, "scoreboard!" The Steel Standard is the bar that we have set, the immense shadow that absorbs you all. Your fear, hatred, and jealous fuels us to #7. ★ says: Feb 19, 2014 2:22 PM

    Some team will be desperate enough.

  22. getyourownname says: Feb 19, 2014 2:26 PM

    The only way this happens is if Danny Snyder buys a part ownership of another team then tells that team’s GM to give the Skins a high draft choice.

  23. maestro1899 says: Feb 19, 2014 2:27 PM

    I’d much rather trade a 2nd for Ryan Mallet than for Kevin Kolb 2.0.

  24. v2787 says: Feb 19, 2014 2:33 PM

    C’mon, Vikings, what are you waiting for? Cousins would be an instant upgrade over anything you currently have, and he’s got the potential to be a really good player in the NFL. Also, he’s got some experience under his belt and knows what to do. Get rid of Ponder and Freeman immediately, resign Cassel as his backup, and let’s make some stuff happen.

  25. milkmandanimal says: Feb 19, 2014 2:35 PM

    I have a pencil on my desk I’d like to trade for a pony. A SPARKLY PONY.

  26. drsportsjock says: Feb 19, 2014 2:37 PM

    If the last 3 games of the season showed us anything, Kirk Cameron just hasn’t shown that he can be a consistent starting QB.

  27. tvjules says: Feb 19, 2014 2:44 PM

    With Romo’s back issues, it may actually be a smart move for Dallas to consider this.

  28. abqhawk says: Feb 19, 2014 2:44 PM

    Cousins is a proven commodity, RGIII is a one hit wonder. rade RGIII, maybe you can get a 5th round pick for him – at best.

  29. tjacks7 says: Feb 19, 2014 2:46 PM

    Yea, okay. Vikes want 2 firsts for Christian Ponder. But that ain’t happening either.

  30. mightyminer says: Feb 19, 2014 2:48 PM

    He was a 4th round pick 2 seasons ago.

    Started 3 games, lost 3 games.
    69/130 (53%), 4TDs 5INTs, 2 FUM.

    Teams can find better potential in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th rounds of the draft than Kirk Cousins.

  31. seatownballers says: Feb 19, 2014 2:50 PM

    Lmao.
    Will u take a fourth rounder and Wal-Mart gift card with $5

  32. seatownballers says: Feb 19, 2014 2:53 PM

    Mettenburger or mccarron have bigger upsides.

    Where is logical?

  33. greenlantern75 says: Feb 19, 2014 3:04 PM

    Love it…a decent backup QB is important to Washington….so other teams need to pay more for him…

    Reminds me of when I troll craigslist for deals and always find the genius who puts his 32 Sony Trinitron from 1995 on the site for $200 and says it’s a deal because he paid over $1000 for it easily…

    Dude…you should be paying me to lug that old piece out of your home…and the Skins should be lucky to get 4 or 5th rounder for a lifetime backup…Forget what they *want*…

  34. dirtydrynn27 says: Feb 19, 2014 3:04 PM

    Ok Steeler Nation,If Pittsburgh is so great how come I didn’t see them in the Superbowl or playoffs????

    Also if anybody else thinks that Griffin is done like that brainless Abqhawk you are nuts He has one bad season out of 2 but you think he`s done

    A major surprise is coming

  35. smartanis says: Feb 19, 2014 3:11 PM

    The Redskins would like a second-round pick for Kirk Cousins. I’d like to go on a date with Alyson Hannigan. What do these two things have in common? Neither one is going to happen.

  36. buddysguys says: Feb 19, 2014 3:23 PM

    i wouldnt give a 2nd for RG3….

  37. steves11 says: Feb 19, 2014 3:28 PM

    If the Eagles could get a 2nd round pick for both AJ Feeley and Kevin Kolb, I see no reason why the Redskins can’t get a 2nd round pick for Cousins.

  38. rajbais says: Feb 19, 2014 3:31 PM

    They may have two bad QBs on the roster.

    They want a 2nd rd pick for someone who’s only worth the 102nd pick in Rd 4???

  39. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Feb 19, 2014 3:46 PM

    does mean vinny cerrato is back to overrate their mediocre talent?

  40. Grulks says: Feb 19, 2014 3:46 PM

    I’m just gonna put this out here:
    2nd round picks (and even 3rds) are expected to start. they aren’t expected to sit on the bench and learn unless that team is in luxury mode (see the 49′ers, and for the record, I HATE SF).

    Who here thinks Capt Kirk is ready to start at QB for any team?

  41. phillycannon says: Feb 19, 2014 3:51 PM

    All they have to do is call the Arizona Cardinals……they love giving up picks and players, for a backup.

  42. bobulated says: Feb 19, 2014 3:53 PM

    Things I would like;
    Sofia Vergara to pick me from work in a Lambo then hand me the keys.
    A modest 5 BR ski chalet in Switzerland.
    A small island in the south pacific for my 3rd home, with a cute masseuse.
    Eleventy billion dollars.
    All of those things I’m as likely to get as the Skins getting a 2nd rdr for Cousins.

  43. realdealsteel says: Feb 19, 2014 3:55 PM

    People in Hell want ice water too. Just saying…..

  44. officialgame says: Feb 19, 2014 4:07 PM

    What has he done to warrant a second round pick after drafting him with a 4th round pick two years ago? From what I have seen he has been up and down in the games he played, has descent arm, and slightly above athletic ability. A nice backup worthy of a 4th round pick.

  45. cfballfan1 says: Feb 19, 2014 4:17 PM

    All of the mouth – breathers slamming Cousins performance last season are going to be shocked when he gets an opportunity to start in a real offense with a legitimate NFL O-line.

    Remember how “the franchise” RGMe did in that offense last year, with that line?

    Remember

  46. stuartscottslefteye says: Feb 19, 2014 4:18 PM

    Wasn’t Vinny Cerrato willing to give up two #1s for Ocho-Stinko?

  47. ubepunkedagain says: Feb 19, 2014 4:43 PM

    I wouldn’t give a third for either of those QBs in Washington. What a wreck of a franchise.

  48. hogdropalogonbigd says: Feb 19, 2014 4:46 PM

    Where are the Raiders when you need them? If washed-up Carson Palmer was worth two first rounders, then surely Cousins is worth three first rounders.

  49. cadan24 says: Feb 19, 2014 5:09 PM

    Raiders should offer a third round pick plus Terrelle Pryor

  50. browns627 says: Feb 19, 2014 6:02 PM

    we’ll give you a 3rd rounder, a pound of kielbasa and a case of great lakes brew for cousins, sincerely browns fans ;-)

  51. punksinplay says: Feb 19, 2014 6:32 PM

    Matt Flynn 2.0

  52. thetitansguy says: Mar 1, 2014 8:10 AM

    Kirk cousins would me an absoulute unpgrade over Ryan Fitzpatrick, who don’t know how to throw a td pass. Titans have a good o line and legit recievers,and he’d help Locker up his game

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