Report: Possibility of a three-way trade involving Kirk Cousins, Tony Romo

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Well, this would shake things up.

In the wildest permutation of the quarterback dominoes falling we’ve heard to date, we have a report that a three-way trade could be discussed which would include Washington, San Francisco and Dallas and presumably keep Tony Romo in the NFC East.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, as a potential Kirk Cousins deal to the 49ers is discussed, the two teams may involve the Cowboys.

That’s a lot of conditions jammed into one tweet.

That would mean Cousins could join Kyle Shanahan with the 49ers, Washington would end up with a longtime rival and the Cowboys would end up with picks.

This is, frankly, so far out there it’s hard to believe, as the idea of the Cowboys trading Romo to a team they play twice a year seems farfetched. And since Romo has some degree of control over this process, it would be a bit of a surprise if Washington would be the place he’d choose to be.

106 responses to “Report: Possibility of a three-way trade involving Kirk Cousins, Tony Romo

  1. Is it considered a three-way trade when it’s just Cousins being traded to SF?

  2. cousins and romo are both over rated.

    dall never really did much with romo at QB. what is his career playoff record ? first of all, his total number of playoff gms is very low.

    and if cousins was any good, wash would have made the playoffs last yr. his picks in final gm cost skins the playoffs.

  3. “That would mean Cousins could join Kyle Shanahan with the 49ers, Washington would end up with a longtime rival and the Cowboys would end up with picks”

    I feel like Washington would get the short end of the stick on this trade. 49ners get a young good Qb, Skins get an older good qb but with an injury history, and cowboys get draft picks. Cousins is worth at least a first round pick. Romo is not worth a 1st round pick.

    Is Jerry Jones throwing these rumors out there ?!

  4. I can’t recall a three-way trade in the NFL – that sort of thing happens a bit in the NBA, but they’re not nearly as averse to doing deals in that league. HAS there ever been one?

  5. How do the Redskins benefit there? Romo is 37. The Redskins either need a franchise* quarterback under 30 (Cousins), or a bunch of picks. This sounds like three kids trading their lunches on the playground and one gets pizza, one gets a Twinkie, and the other ends up with cafeteria milk.


  6. “I think everyone has a pigeonhole. I’ve always said that. Just make sure your pigeonhole isn’t full of crap.” — Thomas “Gobbledygook” Dimitroff

  7. People were stunned when Belichick traded Bledsoe to the Bills, and how’d that work out for Buffalo?

    Seems clear that Romo is almost done. Even if the Redskins get him he’s not playing another 5 years. One more serious injury and he’s finished.

    He’s at best a bandaid while they develop a replacement and at worst will get injured quickly and they’ll be stuck without a starting level QB.

    Washington would have to be nuts to go for this. But then it is Dan Snyder making the decisions.

  8. If the Redskins trade Cousins, The GM should be fired the next day.

    Outside of RGIII for a year, they had trash at the quarterback position for well over a decade.

    A competent GM would have locked up Cousins two years ago to a long-term deal.

  9. Wait…if Romo goes to the Redskins, that would mean that I would have to root for them when they play the Cowboys.

    I just threw up a little bit in my mouth.

  10. Oh please, won’t happen.
    Much more interesting news to seek out on combine day. It can’t be that slow of a news day. Pick up the slack!

  11. As a skins fan I stopped hating Romo long ago. When he isn’t hurt he’s a good QB, he’s not a distraction to his team, he can produce, people will rag on his G/F’s etc if people wanted to see bad things happen to Romo they all got their wish over and over again. And he still kept coming and he got blamed more than he ever should have for the lack of consistent talent Dallas put around him until he was getting hurt too often to benefit from it when it was finally there.

    Most Cowboys fans will say Aikman was the better Cowboys QB but you couldn’t even pay em to say Romo had the better supporting cast.

    If he ends up in Wash. So be it. I actually wont have a problem rooting for him. He’s taken more than his fair share of licks and criticism in the league. Time for some people to support him for a change.. Bring him on.. #HTTR

  12. Lets see:
    Dallas gets 49ers 5th round pic ( they were going to cut Romo anyway).
    Redskins get Romo and #2 over all pick.
    49ers get Cousins and #17 over all pick.

  13. What are the Redskins problem????
    They finally get a good, not great, QB on thier offense since Mark Rypien who kinda sucked and they won’t sign Kirk to a long deal and seem destined to go another twenty years without a real QB. Guess they prefer to suck and have Rex Grossman or some bust QB at the position.

  14. nobody is going to trade for a aged QB who gets hurt and will only be cut later on anyways.

    i would rather see another article about how johnny nose candy is ” off the sauce ” those are always a good laugh.

  15. Washington would be solving Dallas’ problem by doing this. The only way I can maybe see it is if Washington likes a QB in the draft, and they swap 1rst rnd pks with the 49ers and have a yr or 2 to develop him.

  16. As I respond to this on my private email server, I’m fairly certain this is fake news…..

  17. The Redskins had better be getting more than an injury prone QB that’s on his last leg…. for Cousins.

  18. Given that Romo will probably only be healthy enough to play in two games this year, what are the odds that both will be against the Cowboys?

  19. It wouldn’t be the first time Tony Romo was involved in a three-way with two other football players…


  20. Why would the Skins take on a broken down QB that won’t make it through 4 games at the most and pay something stupid and get rid of Cousins that is younger and actually growing as a QB regardless of the dollars they tagged him for?

    Total nonsense

  21. Romo is not going to have as much demand as people think. If they want to trade him and someone will pick up that contract he better grab it even if it’s The Browns. He’ll never make on the open market what the Cowboys will pay him if he doesn’t take a substantial pay cut to stay there.

  22. Your likelihood of being hit by lightning while on your way to cash a winning powerball ticket are probably higher than the likelihood of this particular 3-way trade.

    Maybe comparable odds if the lightning struck as you shot a hole-in-one, burning you and the winning lottery ticket to a crisp. Only nobody saw it because of the complete solar eclipse.

    Yeah, odds like that.

  23. jsa5205mvp says:

    I swear if the Redskins end up with Tony Romo as our QB…I’m done with this team and football in general.

    As long as you have refs who know what a catch is you’ll be okay. I’d take Romo over Cousins any day of the week, and most head coaches would as well.

  24. And we,(The Browns), get to sign T Taylor! We win 5 games next year and blow the whole thing up again. Great. I HATE BEING A BROWNS FAN!!!!!

  25. I think the Skins should get rid of Cousins, but this deal is just foolish. If the really want Romo as a stop gap, he should be available in a few weeks as a free agent.

  26. are the redskins really that dumb?
    even millen wouldnt do that trade. romo at this stage is a ming vase playing quaterback and cousins is decent

  27. I think the compensation would have to be good for Dallas since this would dump all of his dead cap into this year

  28. pancaketaco says:
    Mar 3, 2017 7:27 PM
    “Possibility of a three-way…”

    Memet you game?

    ……..I see what you did there.

  29. As a Redskins fan dating back to 1970, if Romo were to be our QB, I would disavow being a Redskins fan and immediately go after the team on all media for this repugnant decision.

    It is one thing to dump Cousins.

    It is another to replace him with a dead common Dallas Rump Rider who is so fragile, he’d never complete a game.

    This is treason!

  30. What a joke. Why would the Cowboys ship Romo to a team that beat them once and nearly beat them for a second time last year? The 49ers are not going to pay Cousins $20 million a year. They will draft a QB and start building an entirely different looking team.

  31. This is absolutely ridiculous. The follow scenario appears more likely. Sorry to say PFT had to copy and past from a competitor.

    As the NFL quarterback carousel prepares to begin spinning in free agency and those teams expected to be involved (and even those that aren’t) attempt to predict the next destination of Tony Romo, several people within the sport said they regard the Houston Texans as a strong contender, Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports.

    There will be plenty of quarterback-related intrigue in the coming days and perhaps weeks with Romo, Jay Cutler and Colin Kaepernick among the veterans expected to be available. There is particularly intense interest about what will happen with Romo, the four-time Pro Bowl selection likely to leave the Dallas Cowboys after rookie sensation Dak Prescott took over as the team’s successful starter this past season while Romo was hurt.

    The Texans and Denver Broncos have been prominent in the Romo speculation. Several agents and coaches and executives with other NFL teams said in recent days at the NFL scouting combine that they regard the Texans as the most likely destination for Romo.

    “That one makes the most sense to me,” a high-ranking official with one franchise said. “I don’t think anyone in the league would be surprised to see that one happen.”

  32. harrisonhits2 says:
    Mar 3, 2017 6:13 PM

    One more serious injury and he’s finished.
    The same is possible for every other player in the NFL, so let’s not be over-dramatic.

  33. You cannot get Kirk Cousins from the Skins without 2 #1 picks. This is a pile of crap laid out to overvalue Romo and devalue Cousins. This has to be coming from the Cowboys or the Niners.

  34. I see no reason to involve the Cowboys.

    If Cousins is playing hardball on a new contract, and the Redskins believe Watson can lead them, then maybe a Cousins-to-SF for 2nd overall and some other pick swaps would work.

    But trading for Romo, and his contract, is foolish. Maybe renegotiate, but that’s kicking the can of Scot McCoughlin’s Budweiser down the road.

  35. As a niners fan this sounds like someone is throwing ideas at the board praying one sticks. As much as I want cousins to come to the 9ers. I can wait a season and not give anything up for him. Let’s go ahead and find him a weapon this draft or free agency.

  36. This screams of Jerry Jones trying to find a way to unload Romo without having to take a huge cap hit. Its not the Redskins fault they signed him to that deal.

    That having been said I like Romo’s moxy, but Washington would need something else to even consider this insane trade, draft picks, or maybe Zeke?

  37. Redskins should pay Cousins and put this bs to rest. He is the best qb on the team and they will never have a better qb in this yr or the next or the next. They’re holding out as if there’s qb’s all over town & they can get a starter any time. They’re negotiating as if there’s 5-6 other guys as good or better just waiting in the wings. Stupid. And it’s becoming a big distraction

  38. If Washington and Cousins cannot get a long-term deal done , they will look to move him. If not, they only get a lower compensatory pick next year.

    The question that must be raised is why would Washington not want to sign Cousins, long term, while Shanahan covets Cousins and will get him his long term contract? Maybe Cousins takes less than the reported 24 million a year in SF, but not Washington. Maybe to much acrimony there now after this drama has played out.

    The only explanation seems to be Cousins does not want to stay in Washington or Snyder does not want to overpay him to stay?

    He has the Skins over a barrel so unless Snyder comes up with the cash, Cousins will probably be traded and go with a young QB in the first round.

    Getting Romo is rediculas with his injury plagued back.

  39. as a die hard Cowboys fan, this is the only scenario I actually approve of. Tony goes to Washington. Kirk to 49ers. 49ers give Washington the #2 pick. Washington gives Dallas their #1. Cowboys then give Redskins their #27 and the Redskins #1 they just got. Redskins give the Cowboys the #2 overall. Cowboys then work something out with the Browns, and guess what? Myles you get your wish.

  40. This deal would be lose-lose-lose. Why should 49ers pay for something that could be acquired next year? Why would Redskins practically give their starter away for an expensive older player? Why would Romo want to go to team at Notch 1? Redskins should draft for defense, pay Cousins this year, develop Sudfeld and hope for the best.

  41. I still don’t understand teams giving up a ton for a guy in Romo who hasn’t had any big playing time in close to two years, has a bad back, and is what 37 years old?

  42. Romo wouldn’t be the first new leader in Washington this year that would instantly crap everything up. O’oh, let’s not do this here…lol

  43. And there are rumors that Billy Kilmer, Roger Staubach and John Broadie are also involved in this trade. What a bad trade for Washington.

  44. It makes a lot of sense. They’ll take picks, when they are going to cut him for nothing otherwise.

  45. Got the skinny on this deal from my uncle on the cowboys staff.

    9’ers get Cousins and give the skins the 2nd pick.
    The skins give their first and the 2nd overall pick for Romo.

    Don’t read this 29 days……..

  46. Thank Goodness another team will end up with Romo other than my Broncos! I am done hearing about him; people in this transplant town think all free agent QBs can bring a super bowl championship even though they would not last preseason week #3 with our o-line.

  47. Nobody in Washington wants Romo. Skins fans know he’s a choker and fragile as the good china. Snyder would have to go into witness protection.

  48. There is no way that the 49ers trade the 2nd overall pick unless they get a huge haul similar but maybe not as much as the Rams received from the Redskins a few years back.

    If the Cowboys want to trade Romo, then he should be allowed the choice of his next team. I personally don’t have a lot of faith that Prescott will improve or even replicate last season, so I’d be hesitant to lose Romo. If they do trade him then I can’t see them getting more than a 4th round pick for him as he is merely a quality rental for a couple of years.

    The Redskins won’t get the value they’re looking for in Cousins, and I doubt any team will give up more than a mid 1st round pick, or a high 2nd and 3rd. He will play out another year under the franchise tag and unless the Redskins hit on a mid round QB this draft, will probably be given the franchise or transition tag next year.

    Given how I see things above, I simply can’t see any trade happening unless the Redskins seriously reduce their asking price for Cousins.

  49. Maybe not so far fetched to keep him in the same division and play him twice a year. Dallas knows Ton’y’s health past and and injury laden seasons. Pass a physical or not they know his physical limitations because of it better that anybody and can exploit them. If he is in a lineup against them it makes their game prep that much easier.

  50. tedmurph says:

    Mar 3, 2017 6:08 PM

    Hard to see why Washington would do it.
    If Washington was SMART, they would do it. Right now Cousins COULD ask for $30 mill per season with $100 mill guaranteed. If the Skins don’t give him that, he will say “See ya!” after he collects his $24 mill for 2017 and the Skins have NOTHING in return for him walking out the door! Cousins holds the cards only if the Skins allow him to dictate his salary. Pay him that kind of money and you won’t be able to fill out the rest of your team.

  51. Why wouldn’t Washington do this?

    Romo did well at Eastern Illinois, he’d absolutely tear up the Pac-12, in fact, Washington might have beaten Alabama this year with Romo at QB.

    Oh wait, we’re not talking about THAT Washington? Nevermind.

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