Recent reports indicated that the Redskins were looking for a second-round pick in return for Cousins, although it seemed like there was some question as to whether or not this was an option even being considered by the team at this point in time.
I doubt this is the last we’ll be hearing regarding Cousins possibly being traded.
According to Maske, it’s not clear how active the Redskins’ currently are trade talks with prospective teams. Maske adds that it’s also unclear what anyone would be willing to offer them in return for Cousins or if they would be willing to accept a package of lesser compensation for him.
A separate source told Maske Wednesday that he has “no idea” if Cousins will be traded, so there appears to be some mixed signals being relaid to the media regarding a potential Cousins trade.
Cousins has reiterated in recent weeks that he would welcome a trade that would give him a shot to start for a team next season.
“I’m open to a trade but I love Washington, the city, and fans,” said Cousins, via Sirius XM NFL Radio. “My goal is to be a starting quarterback but I’m willing to wait my turn at the same time. Open to all options.”
The trade rumors first started after the regular season concluded when ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported at the conclusion of the regular the season that Cousins was open to the idea of being traded, and the Browns recent decision to hire former Redskins OC Kyle Shanahan only added fuel to the idea that Cousins could be moved.
This is a topic that figures to resurface throughout the offseason once teams begin to actively address their rosters.