The Donald Trump alternative is Kirk Cousins?

As the Republican party ponders its presidential future, one political advisor is set to write in Kirk Cousins over Donald Trump.

Beating out Robert Griffin III for the Washington Redskins starting quarterback job is one thing. Knocking off Donald Trump in the race for the White House is something else. At least one political advisor thinks Kirk Cousins is up for the challenge.

Fine, this hot take appears to be more about the uncertainty with the Republican party heading into the summer's convention than whether the quarterback can pass the Commander-in-Chief test after acing his first year as an NFL starter. That uncertainty for some lies with the idea of supporting the current frontrunner, Donald Trump. That has led to certain factions searching for alternate and, according to The Hill, Cousins can expect at least one vote.

John Noonan, a former Jeb Bush adviser, said he would write in Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins for president if Trump is the GOP nominee and then vote Republican down the rest of the ballot. 

“Cousins isn’t any less experienced than Trump, and at least Cousins has never bankrupted a casino,” he said.

Zing! Anyway, Cousins did just hit the jackpot with a guaranteed contract of $20 million for next season. Have no fear, the Redskins aren't going belly up over that deal.

If anyone bothered to poll Redskins fans last season about the quarterback situation, let's just say few would have penciled in Cousins as the Week 1 starter over Griffin let alone lead Washington to the NFC East title while setting numerous team records. Based on that track record, anything is possible. Write-in candidate for president, sure, go nuts. Besides, from the time Cousins arrived in the nation's capital, he sounded politician smooth during his media sessions.

So compared to beating out RGIII, taking down Donald Trump should be a breeze. Well, except for one thing beyond the fact that, well, he's not running for president. The minimum age to run for the highest elected office in the country is 35. Cousins is a mere 27. 

That's a great age to deal with the Giants, Cowboys and Eagles. Dealing with the economy and Middle East peace, that must wait. 

Ben Standig is the Publisher of Breaking Burgundy. You can find him on Twitter @benstandig and on Google+

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