Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins wants to make clear that he’ll be a happy camper no matter where he is in 2014.
Asked about talk that he could be traded to a team that would let him compete for the starting job, Cousins told MLive.com that he would love to be a starter — but he also enjoys being the backup to Robert Griffin III.
“I feel it’s a win-win for me,” Cousins said. “If I were to get traded and get an opportunity to start somewhere, that’d be a great thing for me. But if I’m back with the Redskins, I enjoy it in D.C., I enjoy the fan base and the organization and I love my teammates.”
Cousins believes there was “Some good, some bad” during the 2013 season, when he started three games after Griffin was shut down and completed 81 of 155 passes for 854 yards, with four touchdowns and seven interceptions.
“I feel good about it,” Cousins said. “More than anything, it gave me confidence that I can play at this level, and I gained a lot of experience, and I got better. That’s all I was hoping for.”
It’s possible that some team will ship a draft pick to Washington and give Cousins a chance to start, but it’s much more likely that if Cousins is starting in 2014, it will be in Washington, after a Griffin injury.