Don't call it a rumor, because it isn't one. But it's an idea and opinion, and one put forth by Benjamin Allbright, an NFL analyst and radio host at 104.7 FM in Denver.
If I'm Washington I'm looking to move Cousins to San Fran by swapping first round picks, then inquiring about Romo.
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) February 17, 2017
Friday, resulting from a report by ESPN's Jason Reid via Twitter stating quarterback Kirk Cousins really doesn't want to be play for Washington, Allbright tweeted he'd try and trade QB Kirk Cousins to San Francisco for a swap of if first-round picks.
This is just a 'If I were Washington' suggestion but there is a lot of sense to it if in fact Cousins feels that strongly about not wanting to play in Washington anymore.
The San Francisco connection dates back to Kyle Shanahan's time with the Redskins under his dad Mike. The new 49ers coach is a Cousins fan, clearly.
Swapping first-round picks — the Niners own pick No. 2 and Washington selects No. 17 overall — changes a lot at the top of the draft. Many mock drafts — and common sense — suggests Washington's presence at No. 2 likely would change things up quite a bit.
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HERO Sports' NFL Draft Analyst Todd Worly has San Francisco selecting defensive end Myles Garrett from Texas A&M at No. 2. Alabama DL Jonathan Allen and North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky have been mocked to the 49ers, too. While Washington could very well have interest in Garrett or Allen, it seems highly unlikely they'd start over at quarterback by using the No. 2 pick om Trubisky, Notre Dame DeShone Kizer or Clemson's Deshaun Watson, which is why Allbright suggested veteran Tony Romo as a possibility.
If Cleveland does not take a QB, and a quarterback does not go No. 2, the first QB may get all the way to the No. 10 pick — Buffalo — or even later.
Other possibilities at No. 2 that fit Washington's current needs include Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore and LSU safety Jamal Adams. Both are expcted to be difference makers from Day 1. Washington may also shop Cousins to other teams, if the contract situation comes to that, but unless one of those teams is the Cleveland Browns, who have picks No. 1 and No. 12 this year, GM Scot McCloughan may not be able to do much better than a deal with John Lynch, Shanahan and the 49ers.
It's pure speculation and opinion, but a fun scenario about which to wonder as the 2017 NFL Draft nears.
And something has to give on the Cousins front, right?