Chris Mortensen from ESPN is reporting that QB Kirk Cousins has asked Redskins’ owner Daniel Snyder for a trade. According to Mortensen, Snyder told Cousins not to get his hopes up.
Folks, it is a mess in Ashburn, period. In fact, I can’t think of a time, even back to Vinny Cerrato Era, where the Redskins front office look more inept than they do right now. Given publicity mess and the mess inside the Redskins front office, the fact it is occurring right at free agency is quite troubling for the franchise. Not only has it impacted the ability to resign it’s own players, but it has likely had a dramatic impact on the attractiveness of quality free agents to come to the Redskins.
Additionally, this morning it was also reported by multiple sources that the Cousins camp south a three year extension last February at $19.5 million per season. That offer was rejected by the Redskins. It also has been heavily reported that GM Scot McCloughan was in favor of resigning Cousins to a long term deal, but it was being blocked by Bruce Allen. Moreover, reports also circulated that Dan Snyder himself was blocking potential trade of Cousins to San Fran due to Kyle Shanahan being the head coach. Folks, I find it hard to find an avenues where this ends well.
Here is what we know now to the minute.
WR Pierre Garcon: Likely to the SF 49ers
WR DeSean Jackson: Likely to the Bucs
DL Chris Baker: Likely to the Bucs
Coming to Washington:
DT Terrell McClain to DC
Who freaking knows, but it literally looks like complete gridlock.