However, El-Bashir’s source did add that “Cousins is a competitor and wants to play and, to that end, would welcome the opportunity to become a starter somewhere in the NFL.”
Cousins reportedly “believes he is ready to start” in the NFL and has already discussed the idea with the Redskins front office now that they have announced that Robert Griffin will be their starter in 2014.
Schefter adds that one team to pay attention to regarding Cousins is the Cleveland Browns given that they are expected to hire former Redskins OC Kyle Shanahan as their new offensive coordinator and he’s spent two seasons working directly with Cousins.
Cousins, 25, is under contract through the 2015 season at very reasonable base salaries. He has passed for 1,320 yards, eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions over the course of his two-year career.
The Redskins will have to wait until March 11 to actually trade him, but they are expected to find interest from teams around the league. I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more regarding Cousins and a potential trade in the coming months.