The hype surrounding a potential trade out of Washington for quarterback Kirk Cousins has quieted dramatically over the past week. At one time, it sounded like a foregone conclusion that Cousins would be dealt to the highest bidder after his disappointing season with the Redskins last year, but now it sounds as though he isn’t going anywhere.
“Not going anywhere” were the exact words that ESPN insider Adam Schefter used on the Ross Tucker Podcast to describe the situation with Cousins when it comes to the Washington Redskins. He continued, saying that multiple sources from inside the organization state that the team has absolutely no intention on dealing their backup to RG3 at any time this offseason.
Schefter went on to mention that he doesn’t believe any teams have made the Redskins an offer for the quarterback. Even if a team did make an offer, he believes that Washington wouldn’t be interested in hearing them.
While I am no insider or media expert, I do recognize that not everything in set in stone. If the right offer came across the table, Washington would almost have to accept it. I recall the Minnesota Vikings making similar statements about their star wide receiver Percy Harvin prior to his trade to Seattle.
While this could be a smokescreen by Washington in an attempt to increase the trade value of Cousins, I don’t believe a team will offer them enough in return for them to ship Cousins off.