The Washington Redskins were interested in trading Kirk Cousins this offseason, but he "never really got a whole lot of information" on how close a deal was.
Cousins will now enter his third season as Robert Griffin III's backup at quarterback.
“I think the mind-set is the same as it’s always been since the day I was drafted,” Cousins said following Thursday’s practice at Redskins Park, “which is stay ready, make the most of your opportunities whether it’s in practice or in games, and learn this system as best you can, and play well in practice so that these coaches get excited about what you can bring to the team. So that’s kind of been my same mindset all the way along. And it really won’t change depending on circumstances."
The Cleveland Browns reportedly offered a fourth round pick for Cousins.
“I didn’t know what was truth and what was rumors, what was speculation,” Cousins said Thursday. “So it was hard for me to really read into anything because you didn’t know how true it was. So I think for the most part it was smart for me just to stay out of it.”