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Kirk Cousins | Quarterback

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 209
College: Michigan State
Contract: view contract details

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Coach Jay Gruden said the Redskins haven't heard from any teams regarding a Kirk Cousins trade.
Once the Redskins put it out there that they wanted a second-round pick in exchange for Cousins, the rumors predictably died out. The third-year man is not going anywhere despite his offseason campaign. "You need two great quarterbacks," Gruden said. "The way Robert plays, you never know what can happen." Mar 26 - 8:19 AM

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ESPN's Adam Schefter stated on the Ross Tucker Podcast that two informed sources have told him the Redskins will not trade Kirk Cousins.

Schefter recently tweeted Cousins "is not going anywhere." Stated Schefter on Tucker's podcast, "Somebody told me not even with an ounce of hesitation that basically there's no way they're trading Kirk Cousins. ... And then, there was somebody else that I spoke to, who basically said 'that's exactly right. Not happening.'" Per Schefter, "Nobody's made an offer for Kirk Cousins, to my knowledge. They're not interested in listening to offers for Kirk Cousins. It's not gonna happen. That's why I tweeted he's not going anywhere."
Mar 2 - 2:59 PM

Kirk Cousins again stated his desire to be a starter.

This story just won't die. Cousins is like just about every other NFL backup in that he wants to get on the field consistently and prove to the world he's a difference-maker. But he's entering the third year of a four-year contract and the Redskins reportedly want a second-round pick in exchange for their RG3 insurance plan. It's not going to happen, meaning Cousins needs to accept his role in Washington and not be a distraction.
Feb 24 - 11:17 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Redskins "have no plans" to trade Kirk Cousins.

"He's not going anywhere," Schefter added. The Redskins were said to be seeking a second-round pick for their backup quarterback, and we'd find it hard to believe they'd turn that down if one was offered to them. However, there's little chance any team is willing to surrender that type of compensation for Cousins. He simply means more to the Redskins as a reliable backup to RGIII.
Feb 21 - 8:59 AM

A source tells the Washington Post that the Redskins want a second-round pick in exchange for Kirk Cousins.

They're highly unlikely to get it. Cousins profiles as more of a plus backup than a quality starter, as evidenced by his 56.2 completion percentage, 51.5 QBR and 8:10 TD-to-INT ratio in eight career games. It would be a sign of absolute desperation if a quarterback-needy team gave up a second-rounder for Cousins. The most likely outcome here has him returning to Washington as Robert Griffin III's backup.
Feb 19 - 1:04 PM

According to the Washington Post, Kirk Cousins is "going nowhere."

Cousins means more to the Redskins than he'd net in a trade. He's a valuable backup, and no team in its right mind would give up a premium draft pick for a guy with a career 68.6 QB rating and 8:10 TD:INT ratio. The only way Cousins could get his wish and be traded out of D.C. is if a needy team fails to land a quarterback in May's draft, panics, and offers up a high 2015 pick. We fully expect Cousins to continue holding the clipboard for RG3.
Feb 18 - 10:43 AM

Kirk Cousins underwent LASIK eye surgery on Tuesday.

Cousins is hopeful the operation will lead to improved on-field play. "In this league the difference between Pro Bowl and getting cut is that small," Cousins said. "The more you can see out of the corner of your eye — blitzes, pass protection, open receivers — all of it is effective." Slightly better vision is hardly going to be a game-changer for Cousins, but it's a classic "couldn't hurt."
Feb 13 - 8:13 PM

Kirk Cousins reiterated on Sirius XM NFL Radio Wednesday that he would welcome a trade out of Washington.

"I'm open to a trade but I love Washington, the city, and fans," said Cousins. "My goal is to be a starting quarterback but I'm willing to wait my turn at the same time. Open to all options." Cousins turns 26 later this offseason. He could fetch a mid- to late-round pick, though it remains to be seen whether GM Bruce Allen believes that's worth it to part with a solid backup with a cheap contract.
Feb 12 - 12:56 PM

A source tells the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the Browns are "highly unlikely" to trade for Kirk Cousins.

New Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan reportedly "loves" Cousins and the Redskins backup wants a chance to start. But the Plain Dealer is calling a trade a "remote possibility," and NBC News4 is hearing from sources that the Browns believe Brian Hoyer is a better option. We agree. Prior to an ACL tear, Hoyer led the Browns to two wins, averaging 295.0 yards while throwing five touchdowns and three interceptions. He makes for a fine bridge to the franchise quarterback Cleveland needs to find in the draft.
Feb 5 - 9:51 AM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen stated on NFL Insiders that new Browns OC Kyle Shanahan "loves" Kirk Cousins.

ESPN NFC East reporter Dan Graziano chimed in, saying he recently spoke to an executive on a quarterback-needy club who "wouldn't give up more than a three (third-round pick)" for Cousins. Cousins has essentially asked the Redskins to trade him, but they won't get a premium draft choice. The Browns do have a lot of 2014 picks and could conceivably make Washington a mid-round offer.
Feb 3 - 3:42 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Kirk Cousins is open to an offseason trade.

Per Schefter, Cousins "believes he is ready to start" and has already made that clear to Redskins brass, which declared Robert Griffin III its starter immediately after hiring Jay Gruden as coach. Schefter reports the Redskins "are expected to receive calls from quarterback-needy teams." After the Browns hired Kyle Shanahan as offensive coordinator, they make sense as a potential Cousins landing spot. Cleveland should still tread lightly. Cousins has a poor man's Andy Dalton skill set and isn't worth more than a third- or fourth-round draft pick.
Feb 2 - 10:54 AM

Kirk Cousins completed 19-of-49 passes for 169 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 20-6 Week 17 loss to the Giants.

So much for the Redskins boosting Cousins' trade value by showcasing him in the wake of Robert Griffin's benching. Yes, this game was played in driving rain. But Cousins repeatedly made bad decisions and was inaccurate, nearly getting picked off another fistful of times. In three starts this year, he completed 69-of-130 passes (53.0 percent) for 747 yards with four touchdowns and five interceptions. He was especially poor in the last two weeks despite plus matchups, torpedoing any chance the Skins had of flipping him for a first- or second-day draft pick. Cousins will likely be back as RG3's clipboard holder in 2014.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 04:49:00 PM

Kirk Cousins completed 21-of-36 passes for 197 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Cowboys.

Cousins played better than his stats showed. He had a touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon called back by an illegal motion penalty and his interception came on a ball that banged off Santana Moss' hands. The Redskins were able to grab a 14-13 lead early in the third quarter and then sat on the ball, running Alfred Morris a total of 24 times. It all resulted in a disappointing game for Cousins, who still showed an ability to rifle balls into very tight windows. He'll have a trade market this spring if the Redskins choose to explore it. Cousins will wrap up his audition against the Giants in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 05:58:00 PM

Sunday's Cowboys-Redskins game at FedEx Field is expected to be played in the rain.

Temperatures are expected to be in the low 70s with winds whipping around at 14-17 MPH, per There's a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms in mid-afternoon. NFL Network's Kimberly Jones, who is on scene in Landover, reports it's currently raining and is expected to rain even harder at game time.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 10:03:00 AM

Kirk Cousins is the fourth straight backup quarterback the Cowboys will face.

Over the last three weeks, Dallas has seen Matt McGloin, Josh McCown and Matt Flynn. Their rancid defense has allowed that trio to go 71-of-105 (67.6 percent) for 902 yards with eight touchdowns and two interceptions. Now it's Kirk Cousins turn as he gets the Cowboys for the Redskins' home finale. Cousins has gone over 300 yards in each of his two career starts and has five touchdowns, putting him on the borderline QB1 radar for this dream matchup.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 09:21:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Robert Griffin III
2Kirk Cousins
3Colt McCoy
RB1Alfred Morris
2Roy Helu
3Evan Royster
4Chris Thompson
5Miguel Maysonet
GLB1Alfred Morris
2Roy Helu
3RB1Roy Helu
2Alfred Morris
FB1Darrel Young
WR11Pierre Garcon
2Santana Moss
3Leonard Hankerson
4David Gettis
WR21DeSean Jackson
2Andre Roberts
3Aldrick Robinson
4Nick Williams
WR31Andre Roberts
TE1Jordan Reed
2Logan Paulsen
3Niles Paul
4Gabe Miller
K1Kai Forbath