Kirk Cousins' tenure with the Redskins will forever be marred by his messy contract situation and an inability to lead the team to any truly significant wins.
With that being said, the guy could flat out move an offense. Thanks to that ability, he earned one of the more impressive contracts in NFL history.
Josh Rosen's contract, on the other hand, is very, very cheap, something Washington needs if they want to add another signal caller to go along with Colt McCoy and Case Keenum. That's why it's no surprise the franchise is reportedly still very in on trying to acquire Arizona's second-year player.
Know what'd be great, though? If the Redskins could get Cousins-level production at Rosen's price.
And — actually — that's not too far-fetched, per Sports Illustrated's Andy Benoit, who tweeted earlier this week the Cards passer would be a "perfect" fit with Jay Gruden.
"I think Rosen, you could say, he has the potential to be a better version of Kirk Cousins," Benoit told the Redskins Talk podcast.
The transition to the Burgundy and Gold would be a smooth one, according to Benoit.
"It's that timing and rhythm-type passing that defines Jay Gruden's scheme," he explained. "You've got to be willing to pull the trigger and throw with precision accuracy. You've got to be able to do that in order to run Gruden's system and those are the two things that Rosen — when he's comfortable and playing on schedule, and Gruden's scheme defines the schedule for the QB — those are the things that Rosen does best."
Cousins threw for 4,000-plus yards for three straight years with Gruden overseeing the offense. That's something the Redskins would absolutely sign up for, especially considering he's got three more years left on his rookie deal.
Speaking of being a rookie, Rosen's first go-round in the NFL didn't exactly go well. Benoit doesn't care.
"There's no rookie quarterback that would have prospered under those conditions," he said. "We need to be evaluating Rosen more along what we thought of him at this time last year."
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