Kirk Cousins News

Kirk Cousins    QB  Redskins

 

 

Speaking with 106.7 The Fan, Kirk Cousins said he did not make a counter offer to the Redskins because he "needed more time" to assess the organization. The Redskins did very publicly -- and haphazardly -- reshuffle the front office this offseason, but Cousins certainly would have signed on the dotted line if the organization made him an acceptable offer, a fact he acknowledged later in the interview. "If the best we can get is a two-year deal, I might as well just keep playing on one-year deals," Cousins said about the Redskins' self-reported offer. Despite all that has happened including the team president attempting to drag him through the mud on Monday, Cousins said his "first choice" is to remain in Washington and did not rule out signing a long-term deal with the team. That is a story for after the season, however, and Cousins said his focus now "is on playing football."

106.7 The Fan

Jul 18 - 10:36 AM

Kirk Cousins    QB  Redskins

 

 

In a poll of five NFL personnel executives whose teams played the Redskins last season, all five listed Kirk Cousins as a top-15 NFL quarterback and three placed him near or inside the top 10. Statistics certainly back this up, but there is a feeling Cousins' 2015-2016 success came as a product of Jay Gruden's system. "He's really accurate, has really good timing, touch," said one personnel man. "He's not a great athlete. He's not the biggest. [Mike Shanahan] thought he was Drew Brees. Whether he is or not, I don't know -- but similar attributes. Not the best arm, obviously not as big as you want, but really good rhythm, touch, timing within their offense." If Cousins indeed hits free agency in 2018, he will push to become the NFL's highest-paid player.

NFL.com

Jul 17 - 5:54 PM

Kirk Cousins    QB  Redskins

 

 

In a poll of five NFL personnel executives whose teams played the Redskins last season, all five listed Kirk Cousins as a top-15 NFL quarterback and three placed him near or inside the top ten. Statistics certainly back this up, but there is a feeling Cousins' 2015-2016 success came as a product of Jay Gruden's system. "He's really accurate, has really good timing, touch," said one personnel man. "He's not a great athlete. He's not the biggest. [Mike Shanahan] thought he was Drew Brees. Whether he is or not, I don't know -- but similar attributes. Not the best arm, obviously not as big as you want, but really good rhythm, touch, timing within their offense." If Cousins indeed hits free agency in 2018, he will push to become the NFL's highest-paid player.

NFL.com

Jul 17 - 5:54 PM

Kirk Cousins    QB  Redskins

 

 

Cousins and the Redskins failed to reach an agreement on a long-term contract prior to Monday's 4:00 PM EST deadline, meaning he'll play a second straight season under Washington's franchise tag, Stephen Czarda of Redskins.com reports.

RotoWire

Jul 17 - 4:51 PM

Kirk Cousins    QB  Redskins

 

 

In a public statement, the Redskins placed the blame squarely on franchise player Kirk Cousins' camp for the sides' inability to reach a long-term agreement by Monday's 4pm ET deadline. The statement, which can be read at the below link, provides actual contract numbers offered by the team, a rare sight in today's NFL. We actually can't say we've ever seen it before in a publicly-issued statement like this. "Kirk has made it clear he prefers to play on a year-to-year basis," the statement reads, and claims Cousins' agent did not make a single contract offer during the negotiating process. The sides appear to be heading for a 2018 divorce.

Kirk Cousins    QB  Redskins

 

 

The Redskins were unable to agree on a long-term deal with franchise player Kirk Cousins before Monday's 4pm ET deadline. He'll play 2017 on his $23.94 million tender, making Cousins the first quarterback in NFL history to spend two straight years on a franchise tag. Although Cousins' camp leaked word Sunday that they are open to a long-term deal with Washington after the season, no one behind the scenes buys that Cousins wants to stay in D.C. at all. Now coached by Kyle Shanahan, the 49ers are the favorites to land Cousins if he hits free agency in 2018. The Redskins are expected to consider transition tagging Cousins next offseason, although it would come at a $28.73 million cost.

Jul 17 - 4:04 PM

Kirk Cousins    QB  Redskins

 

 

ESPN's Jeff Darlington expects 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan to remain interested in Kirk Cousins even if he has a down 2017. Darlington believes Shanahan would give Cousins a "pass" since he'll be missing DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon and OC Sean McVay. Aside from perhaps McVay in Los Angeles, Shanahan seems most likely to pound the table for Cousins in the increasingly likely event he is allowed to walk by the Redskins next offseason.

Kirk Cousins    QB  Redskins

 

 

Cousins and the Redskins failed to reach an agreement on a long-term contract prior to Monday's 4:00 PM EDT deadline, meaning he'll play a second straight season under the franchise tag, Stephen Czarda of the Redskins' official site reports.

RotoWire

Jul 17 - 12:12 PM

Kirk Cousins    QB  Redskins

 

 

Cousins is expected to play the upcoming season under the Redskins' franchise tag, Nick Shook of NFL.com reports.

RotoWire

Jul 17 - 12:05 PM

Kirk Cousins    QB  Redskins

 

 

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports the Redskins made their best contract offer to franchise-tagged Kirk Cousins in May. The offer was up from the ridiculous $20 million per year Washington had been offering, but the annual average still fell short of the $24 million Cousins will earn this year on the tag and only contained two guaranteed years, according to Pelissero. These details show the Redskins were not serious about signing Cousins to a long-term deal, so it is not surprising he seems more than happy to play out this season under the terms of the tag. The two sides still have until 4 pm ET today to work out a deal, but it is not going to happen.
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