Good bye, Capt. Kirk. Good luck in your new home and thank you.
Just kidding. This is all speculative.
While working up some concepts to troll weekend readers, Hog Heaven tried to think up shocking ideas to challenge conventional thinking. One was that the team would milk trade opportunities for its quarterbacks, three of whom looked pretty good during preseason. You-know-who did not play.
There are incredibly needy teams out there when it comes to quarterbacks. The Bills do not have one worth mentioning. The Jets situation is a running gag ‒ in all meanings of the word.
The Raiders may be unloading Matt Flynn and could start Terrelle Pryor.
Why is Blaine Gabbert starting for anyone?
Does it qualify as news or gossip that the Patriots released Tim Tebow?— Anthony Brown (@SkinsHogHeaven) September 1, 2013
Yup. Quarterbacks are in play this week.
If the Shanahans believed this to be a Super Bowl year, there would be no way they allow Kirk Cousins to escape their grasp. But if they, like Hog Heaven, believe that the 'Skins won't make a legit run until next season when they have cap room to fill remaining roster holes (cough:righttackle), then they can take some chances in 2013.
Like, how to recover a first-day 2014 Draft pick. In the passing era, you do it by trading a quarterback.
Pat White is a development project. There is no way he steps into a starting role right now. He is not eligible for the practice squad. His trade value is limited.
Shanahan might be intrigued enough about White's potential future fit in the RG3 offense to squirrel him away on the roster if RexGrossman or Kirk Cousins were not here.
The NFL has rendered its judgment on Grossman. He is valuable only to Kyle Shanahan.
Cousins has been tabbed by some as the NFL's best back-up QB. It turns out that a back-up's trade value is highest before he has much of a track record. Cousins is a member of the quarterback Golden Class of 2012. We've touted him as the equivalent of Russell Wilson, but geared for play-action offense.
This would have made a great speculative story if I published it Saturday morning. The Redskins themselves stole some of the thunder by carrying four quarterbacks on the 53-man roster. The possibilities are still intriguing.
The Redskins should not entertain any offer for Cousins that does not open with a second-round 2014 and conditional future pick. They should counter demand a first-round pick and pounce if they get it. They supposedly rated Cousins a first-round talent.
Just can't shake that feeling that there is another shoe about to drop.
No surprises in final waivers
UPDATE: I missed this. The Redskins waived Chase Minnifield. We all thought he would make the roster. Tich Tandler thinks Minnifield will make the practice squad if he clears waivers.
Apart from keeping Pat White, Washington made no surprising moves to get down to its final 53. DeJon Gomes, Tony Pashos, Keiland Williams (injury settlement) and Dezmon Briscoe were on the bubble. Jawan Jamison, Skye Dawson and Lance Lewis seem destined for the practice squad if they clear waivers.
Just want to thank the Washington Redskins organization for the opportunity they gave me #HTTR All business, nothing personal— DeJon Gomes (@D_Gomes24) August 31, 2013
The Redskins did not release Tyler Polumbus. The strongest argument for keeping Polumbus is that he is healthier than Jammal Brown.
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Trade Cousins after this season. THey need him now. No team will trade for Grossman with his age and inconsistencies but Pat white may bring us back a conditional late round pick because his age, read option abilities and skills that can still be developed as a passer
If we trade Cousins in March for a late 1st or 2nd round pick, it would allow us an extra high pick to spend on a RT, ILB, DB, WR or DE for our future.
Rambo, Amerson,Jarvis Jenkins and Hankerson are going to have play extra special for me not to believe that this team shouldn't consider drafting another FS, CB, DE or WR or develop I round 2 and 3. Then, you have the ILB which needs a real upgrade in depth and Fletcher will probably retire.
I think the Redskins need Cousins this year because of the question marks surrounding RG3 currently but they should feel comfortable moving Kirk next March if Griffin is healthy all year.
@Avbanig We have written that 2014 or even 2015 are better times to work a Cousins trade, but we also like to challenge conventional thinking around here.
Under what circumstances would it make sense to trade Cousins or White now?
That's fine, but we all know Cousins isn't getting traded now, but for hits on your website, a story like this makes sense. Carry on
The team would take any young prospect that could make the team or late round/conditional pick for Pat White as anything they would get for him or someone likeRoyster would be gravy