Report: 49ers still in on Kirk Cousins trade after signing Brian Hoyer

Kirk Cousins could earn $25-plus million on a new, long-term deal.
Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

The acquisition of Brian Hoyer won’t deter the San Francisco 49ers from trying to further improve their quarterback situation. Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network reports that chatter surrounding Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins isn’t dead just yet.

There have been mixed reports on this front, however. One report from a prominent insider indicated a trade for Cousins was “unlikely” after Hoyer was signed (more on that here).

Additionally, Mike Jones, the Washington Post’s Redskins beat writer, has said the 49ers “seem content” to wait until 2018 to go after Washington’s quarterback. Doing so would save them picks and, potentially, money depending on Cousins’ performance this season.

An hour ago, it seemed like the 49ers’ quarterback situation was, at least temporarily, resolved. Turns out, temporarily means about 60 minutes, give or take.

With Washington’s organization in disarray (more on that here), it’s hard to see them working a deal in the near future. However, if the situation is resolved, perhaps we could see Cousins in Santa Clara this season after all.

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Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.