National Football League trade rumors: Tony Romo, Kirk Cousins part of 3-way deal

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The notion that the Redskins might trade Kirk Cousins to the 49ers is not insane.

Tony Romo has been the subject of talks for several teams, including the Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals.

NFL Media's Ian Rapoport says the Redskins, Cowboys and 49ers could potentially work together on a 3-way trade that would involve Cousins and Romo.

They have reported: "Multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation scoffed at the idea of such a convoluted outcome; one source called it "conjecture", adding an exclamation point for effect". He also said the team was exhausted of the nonsense of possible trade scenarios out there.

As for Kirk Cousins, it's a unexpected change of scenery but it's also the only destination that made any sense other than staying in Washington. If the Redskins traded for Romo they would trade for his contract. The 49ers, who are in complete rebuilding mode, do not now have a signal caller under contract and have the money to throw at Romo for his services. The team went through this process last season with Cousins and the two sides are reportedly still far apart on a potential long-term contract. If he wants to play for a Super Bowl contender - he does - Romo will have to accept a massive pay cut. Just like his dad, Hawkins Romo drops back and throws to his little brother Rivers Romo who is playing receiver. With the Redskins unable to commit long-term to Cousins for the second straight offseason, the obvious question is if they see him as their long-term franchise quarterback. And I wouldn't bet against him going out a champion.

The Dallas Cowboys have two starting QBs on their roster right now, but one of them has to get traded sooner rather than later. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year.

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