OPEN THREAD: Kirk Cousins to Cleveland?

OPEN THREAD: Kirk Cousins to Cleveland?
December 19, 2013, 6:00 am
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Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (12) throws a touchdown pass to tight end Fred Davis (83) (not shown) against the Atlanta Falcons during the first quarter at the Georgia Dome.

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When not caught up in the swirling saga of Robert Griffin III, Mike Shanahan and Dan Snyder, Redskins fans focused on actual football should consider what happens next with backup quarterback, and current starter, Kirk Cousins. Cousins may have too much value for the Skins as a backup, and the organization could look to trade the second-year signal caller out of Michigan State.

Peter King of the MMQB.com suggested the Cleveland Browns as a possible landing spot for Cousins. Cleveland has many offensive weapons, led by dynamic receiver Josh Gordon, but no player that deserves the franchise quarterback designation. Yes it was only two years ago Browns management drafted QB Brandon Weeden with a first-round pick, but it's obvious Weeden is not a player to build a team around. King writes:

I continue to think Cleveland, using the late-first-round pick acquired from Indy in the Trent Richardson deal, is a realistic spot for Cousins if he plays very well in the final three games. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner wants more of a standard dropback quarterback than a run-around guy like Johnny Manziel.

Cleveland made what looks like a wise move earlier this season -- trading disappointing running back Trent Richardson - and in turn has two first-round selections in the 2014 NFL Draft. Washington, remember, has zero first-round picks after trading for RG3 last season. Could Cleveland's extra first-round pick and Washington's Kirk Cousins make for good trade partners? Crazier things have happened.

Tell us what you think: Is Kirk Cousins worth a first-round pick? Should the Redskins even entertain trading Cousins if he's that valuable? Is Cleveland willing to make the move? Let us know in the comments!