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Kirk Cousins signs his rookie deal with the Redskins

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The Redskins have one of their rookie quarterbacks in the fold.

Kirk Cousins, the fourth-round draft pick who was selected to be the backup to first-round draft pick Robert Griffin III, has signed his contract. In case you want to see him holding a pen while sitting over some papers, the Redskins tweeted a picture of him signing.

It’s the standard four-year deal, and his draft slot pegs the total value of the contract at about $2.6 million.

Cousins was placed in a rare position when the Redskins drafted him, as he was selected solely to be a backup for the Redskins, who have already declared Griffin their starter from Day One and, they think, for many years to come. Cousins’ attitude is that if he’s good he’ll get an opportunity to play, but that opportunity probably won’t happen with the team that drafted him and has now signed him.

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15 Responses to “Kirk Cousins signs his rookie deal with the Redskins”
  1. themage78 says: May 31, 2012 9:18 AM

    Poor bastard. Shanahan is an idiot for wasting a draft pick on another QB.

  2. mpcny says: May 31, 2012 9:20 AM

    Oh come on he play, over the next 4 years I bet RGlll will miss about 10 games at least. He moves he will get hit and he will miss some games.

    Cousin’s will show what he’s got and sign deal like many other understudies have if he preforms. Or be traded for a 1 or a 2 if he really shows well.

    Hell there is even a small chance RGlll bombs and he is the starter in 3 years, small but with about 50% of top of the rd 1 QB failing it is a real chance…

  3. skin94249 says: May 31, 2012 9:46 AM

    Five down, two to go ! On our way to the dance. All you haters need to know that Robert Griffin will never fail, we won’t allow that.

  4. sj39 says: May 31, 2012 9:52 AM

    I don’t care what happens, I just hope the Skins are terrible for the next two years.

  5. tmkelley1 says: May 31, 2012 9:53 AM

    They also serve who only stand and wait.

  6. beedubyatoo says: May 31, 2012 10:19 AM

    I am a Wisconsin fan who lives in the same home town as Kirk Cousins. I can tell you that by his actions, Cousins will be an asset to the Redskins if he never plays a down in their uniform. He is idolized in this small town for his off the field charitable, giving actions.

    I never liked him when he beat the Badgers 3 times, but always admired him as an upstanding human being and leader.

  7. sonofwashington76 says: May 31, 2012 10:34 AM

    2mil? They coulda gave him 5… That’s crap I like cousins.. He’s underrated and was a beast in college. No he didn’t get the heisman but I’ll guarantee that if RG3 Ever hit the bench(hope that never happens) Kirk will show that he’s got mad skills and hold his own. I can’t wait for the preseason to start cause that’s probably the only time we’ll see cousins play… Any ways HTTR!!!

  8. mike bonserio says: May 31, 2012 11:36 AM

    wasted money! their paying him and hoping he never sees the field… I get having a good backup but the skins had other team needs they could have gotten in the 4th round.

  9. bdawkins20 says: May 31, 2012 2:01 PM

    i am so tired of the deadskins fans rambling on and on about rgiii and how great he will be. he is going to get killed in the nfc east behind that horrible skins line so let him run. cousins will be starting by week 6. allen and shanny are so good at picking qbs, lets see grossman, beck, a over the hill mcnabb, campbell, todd collins, brunell. just another in the long list.

  10. skins1970 says: May 31, 2012 2:59 PM

    I am tired of hearin of hearing ignorant people saying the Skins O Line is terrible because that isn’t true anymore.If you don’t believe that please explain logically why you think the Oline is horrible.

  11. walter0247 says: May 31, 2012 4:48 PM

    It’s funny because the redskins Oline isn’t really all that bad. Before Trent Williams and Jamaal Brown went down due to injury they only allowed 3 sacks in 5 weeks. That’s also not mentioning that Chris Cooley was down all season and Fred Davis(a WR/TE that isn’t their main blocker) had to take duties. Lichtensteiger (a starting Guard) also went down with a torn ACL in the beginning of the season. So the assumption that the Redskins offensive line is bad just by looking at stats is ridiculous.

  12. walter0247 says: May 31, 2012 4:53 PM

    Tod Collins and Mark Brunell weren’t even on the roster when Shannahan jumped on board. Plus Jason Campbell was drafted 3 years before and was cut 1 month into Shannahans Redskins career. Nice try though.

  13. scalpem23 says: May 31, 2012 5:22 PM

    Wth??? Shanny and Co. Weren’t even here for Collins, Cambell or Brunell… Get ur facts straight. Also Mcnabb wasn’t the long term he was going to be a future mentor which he failed at because of HIS work ethic and Beck/Grossman was his 1 failed experiment and in all honesty who the hell else were we gonna get?? None of are 3rd string nor 4th string were stepping up in preseason.. and last I checked BDAWKINS20, NFC EAST was a joke ALL AROUND last season.. even the Gmen were horrible in the reg. Season and Dawkins former team the Smeagles ain’t gonna do Jack dis year either bums. Just like the Crygirls all talent, -10 heart… Waste of a NFL team. HTTR AND F the Star. HAIL

  14. skinsdiehard says: Jun 1, 2012 1:09 PM

    Drafting Cousins as a project/backup 3rd QB is fine. Pundits always argue that teams should take the best available player in the draft. Cousins was by far the best available. He was rated a 2nd/3rd round talent. What’s the fuss? If RG3 goes down, we won’t suffer much of a drop off. That sounds good to me!!

  15. The Overtime Sports Talk Show says: Jun 4, 2012 1:16 AM

    It is the responsibility of the Redskins front office to get better at every position. QB and Backup QB. I see it the following way (for all the haters, please take note).

    A. Rex Grossman/John Beck

    B. Robert Griffin III/Kirk Cousins

    Which do you take for your own team. If you pick “A” your a MORON.
    All of that, “you haven’t seen what they can do!” CRAP. JUST GO BACK AND LOOK AT THE TAPE OF GROSSMAN AND BECK LAST SEASON!!! You know you have #FAIL with them.

    So please, when you hate on the Redskins for making this decision remember what a failure it was last year with Beck and Grossman under center.

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