OPEN THREAD: Will Kirk Cousins stay with Redskins?

OPEN THREAD: Will Kirk Cousins stay with Redskins?
May 7, 2014, 7:00 am
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With the NFL Draft just one day away, it's hard to believe any talk coming out of front offices around the league. So when Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said on Tuesday there have been no conversations about moving backup quarterback Kirk Cousins, is it to be believed?

Cousins has shown ability as an NFL starter. He looked his best in 2012 filling in for an injured Robert Griffin III, particularly in a win over the Cleveland Browns. In that game, a 38-21 Redskins win, Cousins completed 26 of 37 passes for more than 320 yards with two touchdowns to go with one interception.

In three starts during the 2013 season, after former Skins coach Mike Shanahan unceremoniously benched RG3, Cousins struggled at times. Throwing six interceptions compared to five touchdowns, Cousins never had a quarterback rating higher than 65. In the final game of 2013 season, a 20-6 loss to the Giants, Cousins completed just 19 of 49 passes for 169 yards and two interceptions. 

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Things may have ended poorly, but an arm like Cousins will continue to garner attention throughout the NFL. Add in the fact that former Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan landed the same job with QB-needy Cleveland, and rumors start flying. One more thing: reports show that the Browns are not interested in Johnny Manziel. 

The Browns are not the only team with a need at quarterback, count Oakland, Jacksonville and Tennessee as some of the many on the list. And don't forget that Redskins signed Colt McCoy this offseason, likely in a backup role. Would Washington go into the season with three quarterbacks on its roster? Maybe.

So does Cousins stay with the Redskins? Is he traded before the first draft pick is taken? What value does he have? 

Let us know in the comments.

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