I understand what Washington Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins is trying to do. Probably at the behest of his agents, he’s out in the media making comments and trying to promote himself as much as a backup quarterback can. He’s trying to get his name out there and get people talking about him to generate interest in a trade.
It’s obvious Cousins wants to be a starting quarterback in the NFL, as I’m sure most quarterbacks do. But at some point enough is enough. He’s made several comments about how he wouldn’t mind a trade to compete as a starter some where, but at the same time saying he’s happy being a backup to Robert Griffin III.
He’s basically trying to say he wants to be traded, but without stirring up controversy. However, it seems the more Kirk Cousins talks, the more controversial he becomes. As he was recently was asked about gays in the NFL, and put his foot in his mouth referencing to gay athletes that “Nobody’s perfect”.
Like I said I understand him trying to seize the moment as people are talking about him, but now it’s time to tone it down. The actual starter Robert Griffin III has been relatively silent so far this off-season compared to the backup Cousins. And at this point Cousins needs to take a step back and just let things play themselves out.
I think the Redskins should go ahead and trade Cousins to end the speculation about him, because it’s starting to become a distraction. There’s just something wrong with the backup quarterback being out the media more than the starter is. The longer this goes on, the bigger an issue it will become.
It’s not about giving RGIII competition as some say, as Cousins number really aren’t comparable to Griffin’s. And it’s not about RGIII getting injured either, as I’ve pointed out that Griffin has only missed one start so far in his career. It’s about the Redskins moving forward from last season with the least amount of distractions as possible. And I don’t see Cousins presence helping with that endeavor.