Kirk Cousins – 49er?

Beyond the obvious thought that Kurt Cousins is head and shoulders above the free agent crow of QBs in the market, up to and including (The Life of) Brian Hoyer and Matt (Hot Tub) Barkley, does anybody think he will end up on the 49ers this year? As long-shotty as that sounds, and the fact that we could get him next year as a free agent, there are some factors that say yes, and some that say hell to the no.

One big thing about Cousins is he is on the Washington Redskins, and Dan Snyder is the owner of the Redskins. Dan Snyder had a major falling out with Mike Shanahan a few years back and does not really want to help any of the Shanahans, including Kyle. Trading Cousins to us would do just that. But, Cousins has publicly expressed his desire to return to Washington. Washington on the other hand has NO leverage at this point. I fully expect a lowball offer for Cousins from John Lynch at some point in the immediate future. Wash stands to lose him entirely next year as:

a) He wants out
b) He wants to be with Shanahan
c) He’s a free agent

So, Washington is forced to make a hugely outlandish offer to Cousins that still may not get him to stay in DC, or they let him walk next year without any compensation short a comp pick in 2019. He doesn’t even want to be there , and losing DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon isn’t helping things. Although they did pick up the semi-disgruntled, semi-sad Terelle Pryor from the Factory of Sadness.

Also, Washington just lost their GM Scotty McLoughan, a guy we know and love, to a power struggle with Bruce Allen. Sound familiar? Right. This isn’t a GM and a coach fighting, it is an EVP and a GM. Either way, a sure sign that the clowns in the front office are too busty stabbing each other to pay attention to the team on the field. Scotty got the ‘Skins some good players, and they had a mini-playoff run, something they hadn’t seen in a while, but they are in a downward spiral, and they have a lame-duck QB who actively wants out.

Don’t be too surprised to see a 3, a 4 and next year’s 2 get him.  Hey, it could happen.


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37 Responses to Kirk Cousins – 49er?

  1. Nipper says:

    Skins have the worst owner in football. They all hate him apparently. Hey if you’re going to be a SOB a guy should play it out all the way! Skins have the worst name too. And Washington despite being the capital sucks big time as a city. It was built on what was once a swampland. In the summer it’s hot and humid. In the winter it’s very cold. Yeah Washington really sucks big time.

  2. unca_chuck says:

    Fixed the draft slots. At one point we were projected to get a couple comp picks. We only got one.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Anyone think we can trade out of the 2 and still get DSW? That would be the ideal situation.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    He’s another player who is caught in the web of bullshit surrounding pot.

    • Nipper says:

      Pot causes a lot of problems. So does liquor but no one is going to ban that. They tried that once and it sure didn’t work out.

      • Winder says:

        May’s problem was he couldn’t play his position at an NFL level. He was pretty good at some things but at others he was terrible. He was nowhere near worth a 2nd rd pick. He was part of Singletary’s undoing.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Well, he was employed till the pot problem cropped up.

  6. NJ49er says:

    DC is stuck with a 1yr $24M rental now Chuck.
    Cousins wants out.
    They figured Shanny would be ‘desperate’ to acquire Cousins and, they used the ERFA Tag to expect 2 #1s for his service.
    Grabbing Hoyer blew that strategy out of the water, as would have a move for Schaub.
    Mentioned in the last thread that Bruce Allen isn’t close to the negotiator Scot would have been in terms of compensation.
    Now Allen will be getting chewed on by Little Danny to ‘DO SOMETHING’.
    If it were me, I’d offer some Draft Weekend options to swap a Pick or 2 with them.
    I wouldn’t give anything away however.

    • NJ49er says:

      If they opt to keep Cousins on the payroll, best case scenario is a Comp Pick next year unless a deal is reached somewhere.
      Eff Little Danny.
      He and Jed are Brothers from different Mothers.
      2 know-nothings born on 3rd base, thinking they hit a triple.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Without Scotty I think we have the upper hand. We had it anyway but now t is even more so. Both Hoyer and Hot Tub Matt can easily be dumped/traded should a deal get made. As I said Washington has no leverage and a disgruntled QB.

    • NJ49er says:

      The Danskins deserve it Chuck.
      If ever there was a meddling Owner, Danny was it, with a bullet.
      At least Jerruh realized what a goof he was eventually.
      As Jed did with Harbaugh, Jerruh did with Jimmy.
      Owners just need to stay out Football Ops. They’re clueless.

      Let’s see where this goes next month.
      Maybe Cousins will get his wish and land in SF by Draft weekend?
      If not, we wait for him to hit FA next March.

  8. NJ49er says:

    BTW Chuck – Change your title to Kirk Cousins 😀

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Tell ya one thing, if this really is the turning point for young sir jed tweetsalot he learned his lesson a lot faster than both Jerry Jerkoff and Danny boy.

    Cold comfort at this point.

    • 12th man says:

      Jerry didn’t learn with Jimmy, he screwed up for the next 20 years. Jerry got old and his son Steven took on a bigger role.
      Comparing Danny boy to Jed is B’S too. Snyder forced his HC out because his QB was a little bitch. The list of Snyder’s meddling is 10x anything York has.

      York made mistakes no doubt, but let’s be real about it.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    Well, hell, 12th, i said he learned a lot faster than Jerry and Danny’s Bogus Adventure. That’s something . . .

    • Winder says:

      Snyder and the organization is getting reamed by the press for the McBourbon fiasco. One thing about the east coast press is that they are brutal. Cousins is kinda backing away from the trade demand thing but I believe it’s to make life a little less miserable for all involved.

  11. unca_chuck says:

    From the interwebs . . .

    Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins says he never demanded a trade to owner Dan Snyder but rather inquired what the team planned to do after placing the franchise tag on him.

    • NJ49er says:

      Explained (perhaps) as….I’ll take your money this year Dan, because no one else will match it.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    Didn’t think the biggest piece missing with KD being out is his defense. The Warriors are lost. Down 15 to the 24-42 76ers? At home?

    They’d better finish hard.

  13. unca_chuck says:

    Draymond imposing his will on the game. 15 point to 5 in 2:30.

  14. unca_chuck says:

    Curry is confounding. Turning the ball over and missing treys.

  15. Winder says:

    Well, we finally addressed the OL, we got a center from the Ravens. Not flashy but solid nonetheless.

  16. NJ49er says:

    I like this trade for both teams. The 49ers couldn’t count on courting Zuttah, so they’ve opted to slide down 12 spots in the sixth round to make sure they can obtain the 31-year-old. Despite being in his 30s, Zuttah is still performing on a high level. Centers typically play well into their mid-30s, so the 49ers don’t need to worry about any sort of regression. He’ll be a big upgrade over Daniel Kilgore, providing a much-needed boost for San Francisco’s poor offensive line. That all sounds great, especially considering the price tag. Twelve spots in the sixth round is irrelevant.
    As for the Ravens, they were going to release Zuttah anyway, so why not obtain something for him? Even if that something is moving up 12 spots in the sixth frame, it’s at least something.
    Grade for 49ers – A
    Grade for Ravens – B

    • NJ49er says:

      Missed some of the opening remarks – Apologies….

      49ers acquire C Jeremy Zuttah, 6th-rounder from Ravens for 6th-round pick
      It was initially reported that the Ravens were going to cut Jeremy Zuttah, but the 49ers called in right away and asked if they could trade for him. Something like this happened earlier in the offseason when the Jaguars and Dolphins orchestrated a trade involving Branden Albert, so this sort of action is definitely not unheard of.

  17. unca_chuck says:

    So far I like =what they are doing. They are being fairly methodical about finding needs and doing something about them.

    A refreshing change from the last few years.

  18. Winder says:

    NJ- I think KS loves working with Turner. Rathman did come up with Walsh’s WCO but since he’s been our RB’s coach he has been working with the power running game. I don’t think KS’s offense is the old school WCO.

  19. Nipper says:

    Happy Saint Paddy’s Day! Bottoms up!

  20. unca_chuck says:

    Keep your sex life out of this, Nipper.

  21. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up . . .

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