- Jun 30, 2009
Henry, I was totally on board until you got to this. Nothing about this is "Kirk Cousins, part Duex". Nothing.Williams, to me, is just Kirk Cousins, part Duex. For some reason, our biggest names don't seem to want to stay here. That's a problem. It needs to stop.
- Cousins was drafted late and behind a guy playing the same position who had been anointed as the Promised One on draft day. Trent was drafted in the first round and was himself the anointed one.
- Cousins got low balled in contract talks after proving himself better than Griffin. Trent has always been treated like an asset in contract talks.
- Cousins was a young-for-the-position guy with most of his career ahead of him. Trent is 31, with 9 seasons under his belt, playing a position where guys just don't play a whole lot longer.
- Cousins was a guy rarely hurt. Trent has two 16 game seasons in his pro career and the last one of those was 2013. For the last 3 years he has played an average of 11.6 games a season.
- Cousins wanted to be paid like a Top 5 QB without being a Top 5 QB. Trent has been a Top 5 LT (maybe best when healthy) for years and has been paid that way for years.
- Cousins wanted out because he got his feelings hurt. Trent, assuming the report are anywhere near correct, wants out because his body is hurt and he fears it becoming permanent due to the medical care the team provides.
I'm not saying I agree with Trent's stance because I don't. He signed a very lucrative contract that pays him more for one game than most of us can hope to make in years of work. He should be honoring his word. However, drawing a parallel between Cousins and Trent is a false equivalency.