The Browns are reportedly trying to trade for Kirk Cousins during the 2017 NFL Draft

The 2017 NFL Draft was going to get weird, but things got really wild all of sudden in the top 10 of the draft when the Bears decided to stun everyone and trade up one spot to draft UNC quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with the No. 2 pick. That left the Browns out in the cold on their favorite draft prospect and it sent them checking out other options, including Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins.

That's according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, who reported with the Jets on the clock that Cleveland is exploring a deal with Washington.

The Browns currently hold the No. 12 pick and the No. 33 pick, while the Redskins are sitting at No. 17. 

Rapoport also reported the Redskins were probably not inclined to do the deal, something that Mike Jones of the Washington Post also confirmed.

The Browns, if they're not able to do a deal, may simply be forced to sit at No. 12 and either take the best player available or take a quarterback, perhaps Deshaun Watson.

In short, things are getting pretty wild right now and it could only get wilder if the Browns end up making an actual move to get Cousins.

The real fascinating thing would be if Cousins is willing to sign a new deal with the Browns. Certainly he wants a long-term deal but trading for him would absolutely require the assurance that he was going to stick around.

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