Report: Kirk Cousins 'open to being traded' from Redskins

Kirk Cousins would reportedly be open to a trade out of Washington.
Kirk Cousins would reportedly be open to a trade out of Washington. (USATSI)

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The Redskins have the old two quarterabcks is better than no quarterbacks problem on their hand. But that might not be a permanent problem if Kirk Cousins reportedly gets what he wants and ends up being traded.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Cousins is "open" to a trade out of Washington. 

It's not a massive surprise, mainly because Robert Griffin III is the starting quarterback for Washington and Cousins, like most quarterbacks, wants to play and wants to start. 

CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora believes if a deal was something the Redskins worked on with another team, it could likely occur around the 2013 NFL Combine. That's certainly what Cousins would prefer, since it would give him ample time to get prepared with his new team and spend a full offseason wherever he theoretically lands.

It would also give the Redskins (in theory) draft picks in the 2013 NFL Draft, something they sorely need, with their No. 2 overall pick going to the Rams.

According to La Canfora, the idea of landing a second-round pick (much less a first) isn't something that looks likely to happen at this point. Much more likely is a mid-round pick with the potential to move up depending on performance.

Cousins had a very strong relationship with Kyle Shanahan, who's returning from a Caribbean vacation on Monday and is set to become the Browns offensive coordinator when he returns. 

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