Risk-adjusted this was a great move by our FO. Cousins wasn't going to negotiate with us till March. He was going to wait till he had us over a barrel to see if "God" wanted him to come to DC... yeah, right.
To everyone saying we botched the Kirk deal, that no team lets QB's like him go... Well guess what, no QB plays that level of hardball with their franchise, either! Cousins was adamant about hitting FA and clearly ambivalent about staying in DC. I guarantee if he hit FA he would have left-- Mike Jones even tweeted that Kirk knew his time in DC was up even before the trade. Imagine if we were stuck with our dicks in our hand with no QB at that point.
This was a GREAT move considering the circumstances and people seriously need to take off their ****-colored glasses. And btw, Cousins is too rigid of a player for my liking. Slave-like dedication to "The Process" which will keep him from taking shots to get back in games and open up the field a little bit. Will that change once he's on a long-term deal? Perhaps. But people need to stop acting like he was the 2nd coming just because everyone before him sucked.
Remember the QB Void everyone feared so much if Kirk left? Well, we avoided it! It's gone! There is no void! We have a PRO-BOWL QB signed at a REASONABLE cap number. A veteran with great leadership and character. No more one-year deal circus.
What if Kirk does well somewhere else? Who cares! We had to do what was best for the Washington Redskins. I don't care about the hate I'm going to get-- I'm tipping my hat to Bruce, Eric, Jay, Doug and the brain trust on this one. While the BA=Hitler crowd is stuck in a world of sunk costs, I'm looking forward to our Pro Bowl-QB continuing his upward career trajectory in DC while we build a top-10 defense, something every championship team needs. Did you see Zach Brown's tweet to Junior Galette about coming back? That deal will get done. We were trying to trade for Sheldon Richardson before Seattle landed him. Now he's a free agent-- I'll make the res at Morton's. Like it or not we have been drafting well these past few years. Which contributors will we get this spring? Let's go get Alex some weapons. Doctson continues to improve, who can we get to complement him? Will Harris take the next step? Will we finally find our feature back?
People forget that before we were destroyed by injuries last year, we looked like one of the best teams in football. I refuse to be irrationally pessimistic. This is a GOOD team. The franchise has stability. The culture is setting in. We have leaders on both sides of the ball. If we can stay healthy and we get some breaks, we can make some noise in December and January this year. Not next year-- THIS year. So if you want to put bags on your heads and jerk each other off about how much we suck, go right ahead. I'm going to be excited about the program we're building and the 53 guys who are gonna make sure the entire league knows to Hail to the Redskins this fall.