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Kirk Cousins wants to start in the NFL

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Washington Redskins backup quarterback, Kirk Cousins has said that he wants to stay in Washington but still harbors dreams of starting in the NFL.

Cousins who has started just four games since being drafted by the Redskins in 2012 has been the subject of trade speculation this offseason but Cousins is hesitant at a move away from Washington.

“I love this city, I love the fan base, the tradition of our organization. I love the people in our organization, my teammates. I've really come to love it here; I'm very comfortable here in D.C." Cousins told 106.7 The Fan.

Unfortunately for Cousins, Robert Griffin III was selected with the second overall pick by the Redskins in the same draft as Cousins and it is unlikely that the backup will receive much playing time whilst Griffin is still with the Redskins.

A number of teams have expressed interest in Cousins this offseason and it is thought that Cousins, who was drafted in the fourth round, would be worth a second round pick this offseason as teams look for potential starting quarterbacks.

A chance to start for a NFL team might be enough for Cousins to consider a move away from Washington.

Cousins said: "From the day I was drafted, all I've really wanted is the chance to compete to be a starting quarterback,” Cousins continued. “I think that's what all of us ask for, in whatever profession we have, we want a chance to show what we can do."

Only time will tell if Cousins can get that opportunity next season away from the Washington Redskins.

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