Kirk Cousins reportedly told not to get his hopes up after asking Redskins for trade
It wouldn't be the offseason without a little drama at Redskins Park
The Redskins quarterback does not, in fact, like that he is stuck in Washington, and all indications are that he wants to play for the 49ers, where he would be reunited with new coach Kyle Shanahan, who was in Washington when Cousins was drafted back in 2012. In fact, Cousins asked Redskins owner Daniel Snyder for a trade but, according to ESPNâs Chris Mortensen, âwas basically told not to get his hopes up.â
As always seems to be the case when it comes to the Redskins, thereâs more.
Heard similar at combine. Cousins is "miserable" per the person I talked to. https://t.co/nfOYfM5LAU— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) March 9, 2017
Skins have to consider this. Cousins can leave without the Redskins getting anything for him in 2018. And clearly, the Niners are a suitor. https://t.co/kAeRmtlqjH— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 9, 2017
âWould Cousins be open to a trade and welcome it? Yes. Is he demanding a trade? No. Would he play there $24 million in 2017 if need be? Absolutely. Will Cousins sign that franchise tag and lock in that salary? Without a doubt, and soon at that. Is San Francisco the only team that likes him? Nope.
âThe 49ers indicated strongly to [just signed Brian] Hoyer heâs the guy for 2017 and [that there wonât be a] trade for Cousins this year,â La Canfora continued. âWords are cheap but they recruited him as a starter. ... Bottom line: If the âSkins negotiate off the franchise tag figure ($24 million) and make legit offers, everyone could quickly kiss and make up. If they donât step up to the plate, [there] will be another wacko offseason [in Washington].â
Ah yes, the wacko offseason ...
Ultimately, however, La Canfora writes Cousins doesnât appear to be going anywhere:
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