They dodged a bullet though and Cousins own greed cost him his place in Washington.
Cousins was exposed and cost himself a few million guaranteed this year.
Atleast with Smith they get a guy who is coming off a career year, and they didnt give up anything besides a third and a corner they didnt need.
And they can still get a franchise QB in the draft.
Instead of the Redskins having to throw the same money at Cousins who has been losing them games, they got Smith and didnt even have to get into a bidding war with some team.
Maybe I'm overvaluing Smith and undervaluing Cousins but the Reskins just got a vastly better at the QB position.
Hard to know when the majority of information isn't reliable. I doubt though that the Redskins would have had to go balls deep if they had tried to sign Cousins on his first franchise. The problem is they didn't try any real negotiations and then re-franchised him and still weren't trying to get him into a long term deal. Cousins has every right to feel slighted because the Redskins disrespected him at every turn. Smith "looks" good because the Chiefs have a great running game he can dump to. When those guys are held in check the O sinks.
As for Cousins if I were the Browns I'd go at him hard. If they lock up a QB and with those draft picks the Browns could turn around quick (assuming Jackson finds a way to coach).