OPEN THREAD: What is Kirk Cousins value?

OPEN THREAD: What is Kirk Cousins value?
December 30, 2013, 6:00 am
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Kirk Cousins: "I've shown what I'm capable of"

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (12) warms up before a game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.

(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

While all eyes focus on the Redskins coaching drama, and likely the new search for a coach to replace Mike Shanahan, another dilemma exists for Washington. Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins showed that he has value as a starting signal caller in the NFL, and the Redskins need to figure out their next move for the second-year man out of Michigan State. 

The biggest hurdle for Washington is to figure out Cousins' value. Is Cousins the strong-armed QB that looked good against Atlanta this season and Cleveland in 2012? Or is Cousins the turnover prone, inaccurate thrower that showed up in Sunday's 20-6 loss to the New York Giants?

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There was talk of Cousins netting the Skins a first-round pick in return, but that seems high. What will Cousins fetch in a draft pick trade? A second-rounder? A third? At what point is it more worthwhile for the Redskins to keep Cousins as a backup to Robert Griffin III for 2014 and beyond?

Let us know in the comments.