Dec 16, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (12) warms up before a game against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

Kirk Cousins could bring trade value to the Redskins

Coming off of an impressive 38-21 victory over the Cleveland Browns, throwing for 329 yards, 2 touchdowns and one interception, Kirk Cousins suddenly finds himself as a possible hot commodity this off-season.

For many years the Redskins have struggled to find one good quarterback to lead the team to the playoffs, after last Sunday’s win the team may now have two.

Reasons to keep Cousins

First of all he is under contract and with the team and given the value RG3 gives to the team, it would behoove the team to keep a reliable back-up in the event his services are needed.  This is the most obvious reason and after the last two games, his selection in the 4th round of the 2012 draft looks more and more impressive.

Reasons to trade Cousins

It took two first rounders, including 2012’s first pick, to obtain the rights to even draft RG3.  The 2013 draft class does not seem as promising as the 2012 class.  USC’s Matt Barkley’s status a s coveted number one overall has severely slipped with sub par play and injuries.  A game tested, healthy Cousins may be intriguing to teams like the Cardinals, Jets and perhaps Jaguars.  Cousins may not warrant a first round pick but he will get back some good value depending on the need and the talent pool coming in.

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