NFL Rumors: Struggling Washington Redskins have no choice but to bench, trade Kirk Cousins

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The Washington Redskins are 0-2 thus far this 2016 NFL regular season and there are already NFL rumors that his teammates are not happy with their starting quarterback Kirk Cousins. Washington lost a close one, 27-23 against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday and there is pressure from the Redskins management after reports that some offensive players are already complaining about the play of Cousins.

The NFL rumors are being reported by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, who claims that there are “grumblings among the players” and that players are pissed because of Cousins’ “lack of decisiveness, erratic play and confusion.”

“Regardless of the reason(s) for the regression (he’s getting $19.95 million this year, but he’s playing for a long-term deal), the whispers will get louder if the struggles continue,” Florio wrote in a recent article.

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According to the report, there are even players who want to give Colt McCoy the chance to start for the Redskins since McCoy can play with more “poise”, according to unnamed players.

Kirk Cousins is one of the highest paid players on the Redskins roster and the highest paid player in the line-up for the 2016 NFL season. He’s set to be paid $19.9 million this year and all $19.9M is guaranteed.

Cousins helped Washington to a 9-7 record last season to win the NFC East and make the playoffs. However, at 0-2 this year, Cousins must start playing better since he’s on a short-term contract with the Redskins.

Cousins totaled 4,166 passing yards on 379 of 543 passes, or 69.8% completion rate, with 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions last season, when he played all 16 games. In the first two games this season, he has 693 passing yards on 65.2% completion rate with 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions.

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Kirk Cousins and the Redskins face the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns in the next two games.

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