Sunday September 13th, 2015

The New York Jets called the Washington Redskins about quarterback Kirk Cousins after Geno Smith went down with a broken jaw in August.’s Ian Rapoport first reported the story.

“The Jets did not know how long Geno Smith would be out and they did their due diligence, calling all around the league,” Rapoport said Sunday morning on NFL Network’s Gameday Morning. “I am told the Jets inquired about trading for now-starter Kirk Cousins. The Redskins would not consider it, wouldn't even talk about it. It just wasn't clear why, because at that point RGIII was the starter.”

Cousins, a fourth-round pick of the Redskins in 2012, was named Washington’s starting quarterback in late August. He has nine starts across 14 career games with a 77.5 QB rating.

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Smith will miss another two to six weeks after he was punched in the jaw by teammate IK Enemkpali during the preseason. 10-year veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick will take over as the team’s starting quarterback until Smith returns.

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