Like much of his tenure in Washington, it appears Mike Shanahan’s plan to increase Kirk Cousins’ trade value was a flop.
According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, the Redskins haven’t really gotten any calls about their backup quarterback this offseason.
That seems to suit new coach Jay Gruden, who likes having a fallback plan in case Robert Griffin III is injured.
“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.”
Cousins would like a chance to start, and to be honest, is as attractive an option for some teams as is available. But despite some flashes, he hasn’t shown enough to get the full Scott Mitchell/Matt Flynn pig-in-a-poke treatment from a team desperate to see if they can turn someone’s backup into their starter.