Speculation has it that the Cleveland Browns may be considering Kirk Cousins to improve their quarterback position, and one name keeps coming up when the issue is debated: Kirk Cousins.
The Vikings can hire Kwesi Adofo-Mensah away from the Cleveland front office, and that, with Kevin Stefanski being the cousins’ former quarterback coach and offensive coordinator, will only add fuel to the fire.
TLOD’s Tony Grossi wrote that if the Browns traded for Cousins, the organization would absorb up to $25 million of his $35 million contract for 2022. If it worked out like that, Grossi considers the price of a exchange is a third round. pick, in addition to a “conditional pick in 2-23 that could go as high as the first round.”
Grossi noted the range could reach what the Coltes had to bet for Carson Wentz last offseason.
Cousins was 18-12-1 when working directly with Stefanski. He’s 15-17 for the two years Stefanski has been in Cleveland.
If the Browns can improve the position, I’m all for it, I just don’t know if Cousins is the answer. He is capable of posting fantastic numbers, but all that has earned him a career record of 59-59-2.
Kirk Cousins has an average record as does Browns QB Baker Mayfield
It’s average, which roughly matches Baker Mayfield (29-30), the big difference being that Cousins is 33 and makes a lot more money, and Mayfield is 26 and in the last year of his contract.
Maybe Cousins needs the change of scenery that Matthew Stafford so badly needs, who is 86-95-1 after spending most of his career in Detroit.
The cousins didn’t exactly play for the brilliant team over the hill when they were with the Redskins organization. With Minnesota, it was a better situation, but he never took the step he would have after signing such a massive free agent contract.
I’m not particularly excited about it, but Cousins has moved up to No. 1 on the roster to replace Mayfield, in my book, anyway. The news of Adofo-Mensah possibly joining the Vikings will cause the rumor mill to soar that we’ll all be making glass.
I guess Stefanski sees a player who can hit those open receivers and would make the change work.
Alas, time holds all the answers, but all we can do is wait.