Rumors: Kirk Cousins Denied Trade Request By Redskins Owner Daniel Snyder
The Kirk Cousins situation may be broken beyond repair. The Washington Redskins quarterback reportedly asked Daniel Snyder for a trade but was denied.
I feel like a broken record at this point. Every single day a new rumor comes out about Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins. Every single day, it seems like Cousins is getting closer and closer to leaving the team. Now, it appears that Cousins has in fact demanded a trade. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Cousins asked for a trade but was denied by Redskins owner Daniel Snyder.
If that is indeed true, then it seems like the Redskins are going to have a really hard time getting Cousins to agree on a long term deal. The front office there is so broken with the prolonged and unexplained absence of Scot McCloughan. They have to make sure they make the right call about Cousins, and it does not appear that they are doing that.
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Last week, the Redskins supposedly were trying to negotiate a long term offer with Cousins. Their offer reportedly was in the $20 million per year range, which was a bit of a low-ball offer considering the negotiation leverage that Cousins has. He seems just to be fed up with the Redskins lack of commitment to him, but the front office does not seem to get why. Adam Schefter of ESPN said the following on Twitter:
Again, that’s all well and good, but if the situation is beyond repair, then the Redskins have to cash in on Cousins’ value now. He wants to go to the San Francisco 49ers, so why not just trade him there? They could possibly get the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and use it on an impactful defensive lineman like Jonathan Allen, or they could get a game changing running back like Leonard Fournette. Adding Fournette would allow their offense to still function at a high level. They would just be a more run heavy unit as opposed to the pass heavy unit from last season.
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At the end of the day, it seems like the Redskins are going to be forced to make a move at some point. However, if they wait too long they will not get solid value for Cousins. Now that Cousins has reportedly verbally told the owner that he does not want to be there, it is time to make the move. Get Cousins out of the locker room before turmoil from the front office and the Cousins situation spills over to other parts of the team. The organization already looks like a mess, and bungling this situation would just make things look worse.