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.