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Nobody’s calling the Redskins about Kirk Cousins

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins pumps his fist to the crowd after leading the Redskins to a win during their NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland Reuters

Well, so much for Mike Shanahan’s plan to provide the Redskins with some lovely parting gifts.

Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen told reporters today that he’s had “no discussions” with other teams about a potential trade for Kirk Cousins.

It’s not that they’re unwilling to talk, it’s apparently that no one is listening.

Boosting Cousins’ trade value was one of the phony-baloney reasons cited by Shanahan for last year’s spite-benching of Robert Griffin III.

It didn’t particularly look like it helped at the time, as he lost all three starts, with a 58.4 rating, four touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Then again, little about the Cousins era in Washington seems to have gone as planned, as the draft-to-flip strategy when they already had Griffin didn’t exactly work.

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  1. RussianBreadMaker says: May 6, 2014 11:34 AM

    Kirk Cousins is below average. The only time her did something noteworthy, was that time he had one solid drive against the Ravens two years ago.

  2. l0glcalv0icesays says: May 6, 2014 11:36 AM

    This just shows how stupid every other team is and how brilliant the Redskins, who are GOD’S CHOSEN TEAM, are for drafting such a good backup QB. #HTTR

  3. Remember Brian Brohm says: May 6, 2014 11:36 AM

    What’s the problem? Cousins seems like a pretty good backup quarterback. Why get rid of him?

  4. bigkountry24 says: May 6, 2014 11:38 AM

    SMH….speechless.

  5. thestrategyexpert says: May 6, 2014 11:39 AM

    Nobody is going to be foolish to trade for him. It’s more fun for teams to watch Washington suffer with having an uncomfortable situation where one QB isn’t allowed to compete. Why deal for him and help them out of that jam? It’s much more interesting to see if they can implode on themselves first.

  6. hugeredskinsfan says: May 6, 2014 11:40 AM

    It wasn’t a “draft-to-flip” strategy…..

    We needed a competent QB to back up Griffin. Rex was not a good QB in Washington. Nobody in the Redskins organization ever said they were trying to trade him. That was a media idea.

  7. sterling7 says: May 6, 2014 11:43 AM

    This surprises me a lot as I thought the Minnesota Vikings would at least inquire about him. Kirk Cousins will prove to be quite an outstanding quarterback before his time is through. He’s smart, he’s not running his mouth and complaining about his lack of opportunities to catch on with another team, but when he finally does-look out!

  8. youtubeingravenvids says: May 6, 2014 11:45 AM

    Nobody will.

  9. borisbulldog says: May 6, 2014 11:45 AM

    Maybe they learned from the Matt Flynn debacle!

  10. sandersmarcus10 says: May 6, 2014 11:50 AM

    If Cleveland didnt want him I dont think there will be any other takers

  11. august589 says: May 6, 2014 11:51 AM

    Perhaps Kirk Cousins should concentrate on becoming the next Don Strock. You know–back-up extraordinaire.

  12. whiteknightblackheart says: May 6, 2014 11:54 AM

    Washington is just a terrible franchise. Truly, shamefully, consistently, laughably, awful.

  13. bearshaterseverywhere says: May 6, 2014 11:56 AM

    That’s a good thing for the Skins, RG Knee is scheduled to last only 3 weeks before he gets hurt again.

  14. humpofdc says: May 6, 2014 11:57 AM

    Cousins was exposed the way he played at the end of last season. It’s defferent when a team has tape on you and prepare all week to kick your behind.

  15. robert831 says: May 6, 2014 11:59 AM

    Why would they try to trade their best QB?

  16. andrewluck12 says: May 6, 2014 12:00 PM

    !they’re trying to trade the wrong quarterback. I’d get rid of that locker room cancer to some team who’d give up two first round picks and ride with kirk for the season. If he doesn’t work draft a new one

  17. lorcanbonda says: May 6, 2014 12:00 PM

    Did Shanahan actually say that about Cousins? It doesn’t sound like him. It sounds more like press speculation.

  18. vikesr4reel says: May 6, 2014 12:07 PM

    RG3!!!
    Lol
    What a fraud he turned out to be!!

  19. officialgame says: May 6, 2014 12:07 PM

    Why would they? What has he done?? What has he proven??? Clearly a case of the Skins trying to turn garbage into gold.

  20. edavidberg says: May 6, 2014 12:13 PM

    Shanahan actually said that.

  21. doe22us says: May 6, 2014 12:16 PM

    Those stats dont inspire confidence, would you trade for that???

  22. xinellum says: May 6, 2014 12:27 PM

    Overpriced for unproven commodity when there are probably 15 QB’s of equal talent for free in the draft. (Not really free but you get my point)

  23. kamthechancellor says: May 6, 2014 12:43 PM

    Wasted pick in 2012 to go with the lost picks from the Rams fleecing. The Skins front office is literally a joke.

  24. corvinodere says: May 6, 2014 12:46 PM

    I’m pretty sure that Glennon would have a lower price than Cousins in a trade. And I think Glennon could actually develop into a middle of the road starter, where I don’t feel the same way about Cousins. So if any QB is going to be moved this week, it looks as if Glennon will be the guy.

  25. udkidd says: May 6, 2014 12:47 PM

    He lost all three starts, with a 58.4 rating, four touchdowns and seven interceptions. How is this evidence that he is any good?

  26. jayovalentine says: May 6, 2014 12:47 PM

    Cousins isn’t a starter on any team. He’s a great kid ! But he is a back-up. Some crazy Redskins fans are always obsessed with the back ups !!!! Remember Colt Brennan ?? Beck ?? HTTR

  27. jwcarlson says: May 6, 2014 12:53 PM

    Maybe it’s because Kirk Cousins looks like he’s already 55 years old.

  28. stigallskins44 says: May 6, 2014 12:56 PM

    Wait till there is a run on these average QBs in the draft and when the music stops, some smart team will pass on them and call the Skins d deal. The Skins will end up with a return on this investment, and that team will end up with a qb that’s at least as good as this draft crop. HTTREDSKINS

  29. dryzzt23 says: May 6, 2014 12:56 PM

    This is why you strike when the iron is hot. Years ago a team had a backup QB that was in demand, I can’t remember if it was Washington or another team but the team had a backup QB in high demand but they held onto him even though they had offers with 1st rd picks and more.
    I think this QB either was cut 2-3 years later or hit free agency with no fanfare.

  30. joefelicelli says: May 6, 2014 1:06 PM

    Phil Emery had a very interesting take on backup/developmental QBs. He went back to the 2006 draft class, and he basically showed that it is very rare for a QB drafted after round 3 t become a successful starter in any class since. Foles is one of the only exceptions. Russell Wilson is still a 3rd rounder, but a fringe exception. Most of the starters in the league are top picks.
    The old days of drafting whoever the backup is from Green Bay are pretty well done. You have to draft and develop your own, or get lucky when one hits free agency.

  31. billsfan1 says: May 6, 2014 1:27 PM

    Nothing wrong with being a backup. Frank Reich made a heck of a living doing that

  32. defscottyb says: May 6, 2014 1:32 PM

    Feel kinda bad for Colt Mccoy if the Skins keep Cousins. He’ll be #3 behind RG3 and Cousins. Never really got his shot in Cleveland.

  33. floratiotime says: May 6, 2014 1:41 PM

    Maybe teams are finally catching on to the old “backup QB scam”?

  34. jjackwagon says: May 6, 2014 1:42 PM

    What??! No one is interested in a QB with a 58.4 rating? What a surprise.
    I am pretty sure that every QB that gets drafted and starts this year will do better.

  35. andyb053 says: May 6, 2014 1:46 PM

    I see nothing wrong with keeping him as the backup. Maybe he’s starter material, maybe he isn’t, but it’s pretty important to have a competent backup QB if you’re on a team where its success relies heavily on its starter to mask deficiencies elsewhere.

  36. skinsfan91 says: May 6, 2014 1:50 PM

    Kirk can be a starter. The fact he didn’t put up big stats last year. Oh well. Put him behind say the Eagles line and I think he can perform up to Foles level.

  37. weepingjebus says: May 6, 2014 2:07 PM

    They threw him out at the end of a lost season, behind a OL that resembled a Golden Girls episode. Tom Brady riding on Peyton Manning’s shoulders would have struggled to go 2-1 in those games.

  38. hailskins94 says: May 6, 2014 2:18 PM

    Yet another example of the media making up a story so they can report on it. ESPN is the king when it comes to this. Not one person in the entire Redskins organization ever brought the idea up.

  39. juliusanonymous says: May 6, 2014 2:25 PM

    Why would you even consider trading Cousins? It’s not like there are any better options in the draft, and it’s really only a matter of weeks before RG3 is injured or just stinks it up and they’ll need to start the backup again.

    It’s almost like the Redslurs are TRYING to suck. They remind me of the Seattle Mariners.

  40. gianthater says: May 6, 2014 2:42 PM

    Y let Cousins go? In today’s NFL u need a solid backup qb, especially with RG111 health problems. His call to play could b the next snap from center. Besides, he’s a proven winner. I hope RG111 stays healthy so he can rip the Swiss cheese defense that r called the giants. That’s at least two wins in the bank. Lol

  41. dkalev says: May 6, 2014 2:47 PM

    I’m hoping the giants dish out nassib. I’m sure there’s still interest in him in the league… Unless they will trade into the top ten with a qb needy team unsure about this years crop of qbs by throwing in nassib???

  42. renhoekk2 says: May 6, 2014 2:57 PM

    Not sure it was just Cousins. In his rookie season when the team was fighting for a division title he performed better. Last season when it was obvious the season was lost and the coach was a lame duck he did not perform as well. I’m sure it had nothing to do with the entire team going through the motions and trying to get through the season without ending on IR.

  43. cguy7 says: May 6, 2014 2:57 PM

    Colt McCoy is not NFL QB material period. Must be from Texas or a UT fan. He’ll collect an NFL pension for being average at best.

  44. tonybot3 says: May 6, 2014 3:00 PM

    He’s terrible, but still a better option than RG3.

  45. granadafan says: May 6, 2014 4:06 PM

    Backup QBs haven’t often panned out to become stars with other teams.

  46. mlandsjr says: May 6, 2014 5:10 PM

    Favre, Hasselbeck, Shaub, and Warner beg to differ.

    That’s just recent guys off the top of my head.

  47. rg3andthensome says: May 6, 2014 5:44 PM

    Why would we dump or trade Cousins? RG3 proves to miss at least 3 games a season.

    Keep him….Nobody wants him yet. Nobody.

  48. coolbopp says: May 7, 2014 7:48 AM

    Cousins hasn’t played much why trade for him? Wash. could have given him the 1st 6-8 games while Griffin totally healed. QB wasn’t their problem, their defense is horrible.

  49. dlc618 says: May 7, 2014 10:16 AM

    He wasn’t very impressive when given an opportunity late last year.

  50. skinsfan68 says: May 7, 2014 12:42 PM

    So what. He’s a still young, and is a decent backup. Last season was bad for a lot of Skins.

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