Report: Cousins wants competition for No. 1 job or trade

The Detroit News
Washington drafted Kirk Cousins in the fourth round in 2012.

Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins reportedly said that if the team names Robert Griffin III the starter for 2015, ahead of any training camp competition, he would request a trade.

Cousins, the former Michigan State star, made his comments to sports anchor Dianna Marie Russini of the NBC affiliate in Washington. She reported them on Twitter.

Cousins wants there to be competition for the No. 1 job between himself and Griffin III.

Russini said that when she asked Cousins if he could go on the record with his desire to be traded if Griffin is named the starter, Cousins said, "Isn't it obvious I couldn't stay here."

Cousins has one year remaining on the four-year contract he signed in 2012. He will be paid $660,000 in 2015 and then become a free agent if he does not re-sign with Washington.

Cousins appeared in six games in 2014, completing 126 of 204 passes (61.8 percent) for 1,710 yards, with 10 TD and nine interceptions.