Redskins Name Their Price For Kirk Cousins


Dec 29, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (12) runs with the ball during a game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. The Giants defeated the Redskins 20-6. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

These days, a lot of Vikings fans are curious about what is going to happen at the quarterback position for their team.  With only Christian Ponder remaining on Minnesota’s roster, it would be safe to assume that at least two quarterbacks will be brought in to compete for the starting job.

Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (12) throws the ball as Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware (94) rushes during the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

One of the names being thrown around is Washington’s Kirk Cousins.  Cousins is currently the backup for Robert Griffen III, but the team is willing to move him for the right price.  And they have set that price at a 2nd round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft.

That would be a very steep price for the Minnesota Vikings.  They currently own one pick in the second round, and it is #40 overall.  While a second round pick isn’t a very steep price to pay for a starting quarterback, Cousins hasn’t exactly proven that he can step into a starting role and play at a high level.

Last year, Cousins started three games for the Redskins and came away with an 0-3 record.  His quarterback rating of 58.4 last season combined with his 4:7 touchdown to interception ratio make it difficult for any team to be wiling to lay down a 2nd round pick for him.

However, the right team with enough desperation could pull the trigger on a deal like this.  But it isn’t likely to be the Vikings.