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Kirk Cousins trade rumors: Washington Redskins QB Cousins wants to start

Kirk Cousins could be an interesting fantasy football option in 2014.
Kirk Cousins could be an interesting fantasy football option in 2014.
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Kirk Cousins trade rumors have been addressed by the Washington Redskins now. Despite the various Cousins trade rumors out there, the Redskins apparently have no interest in dealing their backup at this point. According to a report from NFL.com on Monday (Feb. 24), this isn't a decision that has made the youngster very happy. He wants to be a starter in the NFL and could enter the 2014 season with a lot of frustrations toward the front office.

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Most analysts were surprised when the team selected the Michigan State product two rounds after selecting Robert Griffin III in the same draft. It seemed like a way for the franchise to hedge their best and in the limited action that he has seen, it's possible that this could be another star quarterback in the league. The problem for him is that the franchise has no real need to deal him and having such a good insurance policy behind Griffin on the bench is a nice luxury in the league.

None of the many Kirk Cousins trade rumors have indicated that he wants out of the city and his public response has been contrary to that. He has always spoken well of the franchise and its fans, but it's understandable that he doesn't want to just sit on the bench. In a recent interview he stated, "That being said, from the day I was drafted, all I've really wanted is the chance to compete to be a starting quarterback. I think that's what all of us ask for, in whatever profession we have, we want a chance to show what we can do."

There are many teams that would love to acquire a guy like this, but either the Washington Redskins aren't going to deal him or they are simply trying to drive up the price.

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