Kirk Cousins can, should and likely will become a hot commodity on the NFL trade market rather quickly. The way he stepped in for an injured Robert Griffin III in Week 5 was exactly what Washington Redskins fans hoped to see, as he went 5-of-9 passing for 111 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
Cousins looked confident and comfortable in the pocket, delivered well-placed spirals to open receivers and wowed everyone on a 77-yard completion to Santana Moss.
Now the questions of who should inquire about Cousins must begin to surface.
Washington almost certainly hoped this would come at some point—why else would it pick two highly sought-after QBs in April's draft? Cousins is a piece of highly lucrative trade bait, and there are plenty of teams that need his services right now either to produce immediately on the field or to add valued depth to the roster.