The Redskins have indeed fielded calls from teams interested in trading for backup quarterback Kirk Cousins, a league source said Thursday.
Cousins has made it clear that he would like to be a starter—if not in Washington then somewhere else. And with Robert Griffin III entrenched as the Redskins’ starter, at least in the short term, that would have to happen somewhere else.
Earlier this week, Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen told reporters that no teams had called, but the source disputed that, saying that a handful of teams have in fact expressed interest. The source also said he believes Allen has been hesitant to pull the trigger on a deal, perhaps waiting to see if he can do better should a team get desperate.
The Redskins are reportedly seeking a second round draft pick in exchange for the 25-year-old Cousins, who is 1-3 as a starter.