It was reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Sunday that Washington Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins is open to being traded.
Schefter tweeted on Super Bowl Sunday:
With WASH anointing RGIII as its starting QB, Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is open to being traded, per sources. Already has told team that, too
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 2, 2014
Now my question to Houston Texans fans is, Should the team in need of a quarterback be interested in Cousins?
Cousins has a handful NFL starts when Robert Griffin III was unable to play or benched the past two seasons, but would he be an improvement over Case Keenum?
In an ESPN.com article Schefter wrote:
“Cousins will not be eligible to be traded until March 11, but the Redskins are expected to receive calls from quarterback-needy teams.”
Schefter also stated:
“Cousins has started four games and has appeared in eight contests overall during his two-year career, passing for 1,320 yards and eight touchdowns with 10 interceptions.”
This past season, Cousins was 81-of-155 for 854 yards and four touchdowns. He also had seven interceptions and three fumbles. Cousins played in five games in 2013.
I don’t know if Cousins is a good fit in Houston or not, but in Week 15 at Atlanta against the Falcons Cousins passed for 381 yards and three touchdowns in a loss.
Cousins was drafted in 2012 at pick 102 in the fourth round by the Redskins. He played college football at Michigan State.
Comparing Cousins to Keenum, the Texans QB (in eight games) finished 137-of-253 for 1,760 yards, nine touchdowns, six interceptions and six fumbles in ’13.
The Texans and Redskins combined for just five wins last season.
Do you want Cousins on the Texans next season?