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Insiders pick: Should Washington trade or keep Kirk Cousins?

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Cousins' situation with Redskins takes bad turn (2:02)

Herm Edwards reacts to the news that Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has requested a trade from the team unless he gets a long-term deal. (2:02)

The Washington Redskins gave quarterback Kirk Cousins the franchise tag last month -- and he signed it on Friday -- locking him in to at least another year with the team. Now, however, Cousins has asked for a trade, appealing directly to owner Dan Snyder, sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Though Snyder told Cousins not to anticipate a trade and the signal-caller can't negotiate the trade, it puts Washington in a precarious position. Should it seek a trade and try to get something for Cousins, or should it play out the situation with him and hope he doesn't bolt for another team in free agency in 2018?

We asked our panel of six NFL Insiders to weigh in on what Washington should do, which teams might be interested in Cousins -- a reunion with Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco, perhaps? -- and more.