There was a time when “people” (presumably Washington) were rumor mongering about what kind of trade value Kirk Cousins had during this draft season. At one point, I heard mumblings here and there on Twitter and on the radio about the Browns’ first round draft choice that they received from the Colts. Of course, I blasted that valuation right here on WFNY.
As it turns out, the Browns did make a run at Cousins during the draft, but thankfully the Browns were trying to get Cousins for a fourth round draft choice.
Whether you like Kirk Cousins or not, you must admit it would have been a hell of a deal for Ray Farmer if he’d gotten a backup QB of Cousins’ caliber who also still happens to be on his rookie deal. Cousins’ deal was for four years and just over $2.5 million and runs through the end of the 2015 season.
Alas, it’s not surprising that Washington turned that offer down. That trade would have clearly been in the Browns favor. It appears that Kirk Cousins just wants to play somewhere though. He might have that chance if he was anywhere other than Washington.