Nobody is quite sure what consequences the signing of former Dolphins and West Virginia quarterback Pat White will have for the Washington Redskins. But one thing can be said for sure.

The signing of White is not going to prompt the Redskins to trade away current backup quarterback Kirk Cousins.

White will have a role on the team during OTA’s and in training camp. It may just be to run the Pistol and read-option offense while Robert Griffin III rehabs from the knee injury he suffered in the last game of last season. There is even a chance he makes the 53-man roster in September and gets utilized in some offensive packages.

But he will not make the team as Griffin’s backup.

Cousins is entering his second NFL season and he is far from being an experienced veteran. But he did play in the NFL last year. White has not appeared in an NFL game since 2009. Cousins has completed 33 NFL passes while White’s next NFL pass completion will be his first.

Even if Griffin was healthy a decision to make White his backup would be shaky, probably indefensible. But due to the uncertainly surrounding RG3’s knee, the backup QB may have to start the first few games of the season, perhaps more.