ESPN Insiders analyst Bill Polian recently suggested if the Cleveland Browns don’t draft a quarterback with their number 4 pick in the 2014 Draft, then they should trade their number 26 pick to the Redskins for backup quarterback Kirk Cousins. Now, I doubt this would happen, but if the Browns offered then the Redskins would have to jump on it.
I still think the Browns want Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel at number 4, and are throwing out smoke screens through the media insinuating they don’t want him. The Browns need some buzz generated around that franchise, as they’ve only had one winning season in their last ten. Manziel’s presence could make the team relevant.
However, some believe that Manziel might not be drafted in the first round, but I doubt he’ll make it out of the top ten. Either way, the Browns need a quarterback, and with former Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan now filling that post with the Browns, it seems like an ideal situation for Cousins to land in.
The Browns recently signed free agent quarterback Vince Young, but he hasn’t been a starter in the NFL for years now. The Browns also have Brian Hoyer who is coming off of a torn ACL, but looked impressive last season during the time he started for the Browns, so they have some question marks at QB.
If this happened, Cousins could end up with what he wants and that’s a chance to compete for a starting job. However, as much as I would like to see it happen, I just don’t see the Browns giving up a first round pick for Cousins. It just doesn’t add up. But crazier things have happened, so we’ll see.