Redskins never came close to trading Kirk Cousins


Now that the NFL Draft is over, Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen says that the team never came close to trading backup quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Cousins was the talk of trade rumors since the end of the 2013 season. While the Redskins demands were never publicly revealed, it is believed they were seeking a second round pick. Simply put – that was not going to happen.

The Redskins are more than comfortable going forward with Cousins as the backup to Robert Griffin III. While Cousins will not amaze anyone with his athleticism he would at-least give the Redskins a chance in games, should Griffin miss time.

Thrown into the starters role after the benching/resting of Griffin a season ago Cousins did not do too well on a team which had largely resigned for the season under lame duck coach Mike Shanahan. Cousins posted a 52.3-percent completion percentage for 854 yards, four touchdowns and seven interceptions in five games last season.