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Report: Kirk Cousins won’t sign long-term deal from Bruce Allen

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With dysfunction in Washington becoming the norm, it’s impossible to predict the next twist and turn in the plot. The football team is a mess too.

But even by their own standards, this one’s a doozy.

According to Chick Hernandez of CSNMidAtlantic.com, franchised quarterback Kirk Cousins will not negotiate a long-term deal with the team as long as Bruce Allen is the team president.

Now, it’s reasonable to believe that Cousins is sufficiently grumpy about being tagged two years in a row, and might not be thrilled with the direction of the franchise at the moment — provided there is one.

But the notion that he’d turn down an Andrew Luck-level contract if Allen was the one delivering it to him seems farfetched as well.

What’s becoming clear is that a potentially awkward situation is getting moreso every day.

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85 Responses to “Report: Kirk Cousins won’t sign long-term deal from Bruce Allen”
  1. bassplucker says: Mar 10, 2017 1:15 PM

    That will make for fun times in the clubhouse this season.

  2. najacoo22 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:16 PM

    If he can get Bruce Allen booted out the door, he will be a hero in DC.

  3. seabreezes51 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:16 PM

    You like this!

  4. cafetero1075 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:18 PM

    Rumors are he will go to SF. If he does Cleveland will cut RG3 and the Skins can pick up RG3 again.

  5. boss81hogg says: Mar 10, 2017 1:20 PM

    LOL. This is funny. Kirk getting Bruce Allen canned would be the best thing he could ever do for our reeling franchise.

    Doubt it happens but still..LOOOOL

  6. edelmanfanclub says: Mar 10, 2017 1:20 PM

    Allen wins another power struggle. How is that working out? If Snyder is going to keep Allen then they have to trade Kirk while they can get something for him. In reality it seems they should have booted Allen and listened to McCloughan when he said resign Kirk last year.

  7. vancouversportsbro says: Mar 10, 2017 1:20 PM

    I really don’t get how someone can own a billion dollar enterprise and have people like Bruce Allen or Trent Baalke at the top.

  8. niners816 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:20 PM

    There’s a report out that said he was going to be a Niner either this year or next year. It’s been on multiple sites. I feel bad for REDSKINS fans. As a Niners fan who went through this, you fans deserve better.

  9. amishninjas says: Mar 10, 2017 1:21 PM

    If Bruce Allen goes Snyder will fill the void with another loyal henchman. Dan Snyder isn’t getting rid of Allen. Bruce Allen knows where the figurative bodies are buried and perhaps some literal ones as well.

  10. Frazier28/7 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:22 PM

    Didn’t think many QB’s had more of an ego than RGME until this Cousins guy…

    Can someone explain why he thinks he’s on the same level of Brady, Brees etc…

  11. guyjuneguyjune says: Mar 10, 2017 1:22 PM

    Not as morose as the situation with Spanos and the Carson City Chargers. Now that’s a real mess!

  12. niners816 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:23 PM

    niners816 says:
    Mar 10, 2017 1:20 PM
    There’s a report out that said he was going to be a Niner either this year or next year. It’s been on multiple sites. I feel bad for REDSKINS fans. As a Niners fan who went through this, you fans deserve better.
    —————
    I should clarify. Kirk Cousins has been telling people that he will be a 49er this year or next.

  13. JMClarkent says: Mar 10, 2017 1:23 PM

    You can’t have the leader of your team THAT disgruntled – normally I’d say it poisons the environment, but at this point it is just more urine in a portable toilet after a concert.

  14. texaspistoleer says: Mar 10, 2017 1:23 PM

    As a Cowboys fan, I often shake my head at Jerry Jones’ antics. But I’m thankful for this level of true dysfunction from the Redskins.

  15. kirkmcguirk says: Mar 10, 2017 1:24 PM

    Bruce Allen has been garbage forever. I don’t understand how or why he’s running an NFL franchise.

  16. cwdonald314 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:25 PM

    Not to mention that Cousin’s prospects for success have significantly diminished with the purging of the Redskin’s receiver corps…. There is no way he can have a comparable year with both Garcon and Desean gone unless the Redskins replenish the position. Crowder is not enough for any quarterback to thrive.

  17. starrfavrerodgers says: Mar 10, 2017 1:26 PM

    No dog in this fight, but I love to hear this out of Cousins. While it’s looking like McCloughan was drinking, it was not affecting him professionally and the players realize that the Washington front office did him dirty.

    Bruce Allen is a turd. As one unnamed position coach was quoted on twitter by Mike Wise, “Bruce Allen brushes his teeth with Coors Light” so firing McCloughan for abusing alcohol is pretty rich.

  18. xinellum says: Mar 10, 2017 1:26 PM

    Just goes to show, Washington will forever be dysfunctional and it has to go back to the owner because that is the only consistent factor through the failure of the franchise. From their name, to their free agent signings to their draft picks, the team is as confused and irrational as the owner.

  19. radrntn says: Mar 10, 2017 1:29 PM

    with their first pick in the 2017 NFL draft, the Washington Redskins take a QB

  20. newsletterczar says: Mar 10, 2017 1:29 PM

    Have you met Bruce Allen? Turning down “the Andrew Luck contract” is not a far fetched as it sounds

  21. celticsforever says: Mar 10, 2017 1:30 PM

    Said the QB who has won a couple Superbowls and multiple playoff games. Oh, wait……..

  22. joeredskin43 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:30 PM

    You just can’t make this stuff up !

  23. brettfavreisapacker4ever says: Mar 10, 2017 1:31 PM

    The SAME Bruce Allen who almost single handedly destroyed the Tampa Bay Bucs.
    He couldn’t carry his dad’s jock.

  24. allforfunnplay says: Mar 10, 2017 1:32 PM

    eh, this just says: “I have my guaranteed money for this year…now TRADE ME or else face having a lame duck QB as a starter this year”.

  25. joeredskin43 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:32 PM

    Other than reinstituting yellow pants, what exactly has Bruce Allen done ?

  26. bridgeh2o says: Mar 10, 2017 1:33 PM

    YOU LIKE THAT??!!

  27. desean24 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:33 PM

    Why would he? He’s getting paid WAY more being franchised

  28. psubeerman21 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:34 PM

    Can someone explain why he thinks he’s on the same level of Brady, Brees etc…

    He never said anything like that. The redskins are the ones that have franchised him and have been paying him like a top 5 qb. Talk to them, he just signed what was in front of him

  29. grumpysal says: Mar 10, 2017 1:35 PM

    It just goes to show you that no matter how inept these NFL front offices are, any team, no matter how dysfunctional has the ability to literally print money – do any of you fans really think that Snyder cares about any of you or this BS?

    As long as he’s raking in hundreds of millions of dollars there’s absolutely 0 chance of him making any changes.

    Same thing goes for Goodell – he will never lose his job because he’s making the owners tons of money and they use him as their shield for any flak they might get for domestic abuse, etc.

  30. abninf says: Mar 10, 2017 1:35 PM

    JMClarkent says:

    You can’t have the leader of your team THAT disgruntled
    ===================================

    When you have double digit millions of dollars in your bank account, I’m not sure it’s possible to be “disgruntled”.

  31. cobrala2 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:37 PM

    Some people are simply snakes.

    And some other people, who are very different from the snakes, don’t like working for (or with) the snakes.

    #FREEKIRKCOUSINS 😉

  32. channer81 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:37 PM

    I think we have a new team name idea. Lets call em the Washington Bruce Allen’s.. Since apparently Snyder thinks that A-hole is the star of the team and can throw for 4,000 yards..

  33. QB Film Room says: Mar 10, 2017 1:43 PM

    What a Clown Show.

  34. jake6879 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:43 PM

    “If he can get Bruce Allen booted out the door, he will be a hero in DC.”

    Confucious say, man who can get Bruce Allen booted will be liked by DC.. Man who can get Daniel Snyder booted will be loved by the world…

  35. themightywhitey says: Mar 10, 2017 1:44 PM

    Kirk needs to DEMAND a trade now or hold out until the last second to sign ……..his value next year can and will drop because of the impending “poo” storm the 2017 season will be ……his numbers will drop and his health will be in jeopardy…..I dont care who you are your next team will use that against you …..the time for him to act is now!!!!

  36. tdubdizzle says: Mar 10, 2017 1:45 PM

    I dont think money is the motivation here. If you already have enough money to retire why would you choose to sign a huge deal for an employer you don’t Like?

    I think me and the rest of the working class can agree we’d rather just retire(if we had the money) then work for someone we don’t like.

  37. getyourownname says: Mar 10, 2017 1:49 PM

    “Rumors are he will go to SF. If he does Cleveland will cut RG3 and the Skins can pick up RG3 again.”
    ********************************

    Good news! They don’t have to wait!

  38. annapterp says: Mar 10, 2017 1:49 PM

    The Redskins have successfully planted themselves below the Browns, 49ers, and Chargers as the most dysfunctional and awful organizations in the NFL. Snyder and Allen are just bad people.

  39. sportnorcal says: Mar 10, 2017 1:50 PM

    “Didn’t think many QB’s had more of an ego than RGME until this Cousins guy…

    Can someone explain why he thinks he’s on the same level of Brady, Brees etc…”

    Dumb post – unless Brady was franchise tagged as a 27 yr old then again at 28. (Though Cousins is hardly Brady – he did just watch all his WRs sign elsewhere so maybe he isn’t the problem in DC…)

  40. bradygirl12 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:53 PM

    This soap opera is getting old fast. We all know how dysfunctional Washington is. That said, for the kind of money Cousins is getting, he should just humor them for a year and play.

  41. okk245 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:54 PM

    What a hot mess.

  42. TheDPR says: Mar 10, 2017 1:56 PM

    People quit jobs because of their bosses WAY more than they do because of the money. If Allen is the guy he appears to be, then no amount of money will be enough to keep Cousins beyond this season.

  43. skinsfan91 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:01 PM

    If the president of the team wants to sign you to a LTD then whats not to like about the guy? He’s not coaching you. I don’t get it.

  44. tgillespie74 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:02 PM

    Say what you will about Synder and Allen. If this is all true Cousins isn’t helping his repretation in the process. He’s trying to get paid like a QB he’s not. Being a Redskn fan I want him m back but if this is who he is see ya later.

  45. valentino8100 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:04 PM

    How much is the tag worth next year?

  46. 6thsense10 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:06 PM

    Both of George Allen’s boys turned out to be so disappointing.

  47. blackqbwhiterb says: Mar 10, 2017 2:09 PM

    As the story unfolds, it’s sounding more & more like McCloughan wanted to sign him to a long-term deal, and Bruce Allen wouldn’t do it.

    So they brought in McCloughan and called him GM, but in reality he was simply the evaluator of talent, and picked draft picks, but Allen was in charge of contract negotiations, etc. So now that the 2 of them were at an impasse over Cousins, the higher ranking guy won….But that doesn’t mean that’s what Snyder should have done……This sucks

  48. bobthebillsfan says: Mar 10, 2017 2:10 PM

    This sure is fun to watch.

  49. jchipwood says: Mar 10, 2017 2:21 PM

    Apparently Kirk Cousins is bigger than the program. After Allen who’s next. Trade this premadona and move on.

  50. skinsrock says: Mar 10, 2017 2:21 PM

    If this is real and true… The Redskins will have to trade him… Period. If they don’t they will have a lame duck QB in the locker room who has no good intentions of being with the team. It would be a way bigger circus than it is today … all the questions about his future, day in and day out… Unfortunately, if he won’t accept a trade to say the Browns… The 49ers may be our only option and Dan Snyder is going to have to eat his pride and do what is best for the Redskins even if he is helping a Shanahan.

  51. bert1913 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:22 PM

    Snyder, York and Haslam….worst owners in the nfl

  52. mostepicgnar says: Mar 10, 2017 2:25 PM

    An interesting story has developed over just a few years, think about this. A huge trade deal is done to draft RGIII. Kirk Cousins gets drafted anyway, but was really “the other guy” to RGIII initially. Fast forward and Cousins is named the starting QB. He becomes a stable QB but his team isn’t sure if they want to commit to him longterm. Cousins gets the franchise tag as in “Franchise” QB money and makes a ton over two seasons. The team then thinks about trading him and essentially giving up on both QBs they drafted that same year. At the same time Cousins who isn’t a top five QB seemingly wants out, RGIII is cut by his second team and his future NFL career is up in the air. Truth is stranger than fiction.

  53. jamaltimore says: Mar 10, 2017 2:27 PM

    Dan, YOU HAVE VINNY ON LINE ONE!!!!

  54. brettfavreisapacker4ever says: Mar 10, 2017 2:27 PM

    blackqbwhiterb says:
    So they brought in McCloughan and called him GM, but in reality he was simply the evaluator of talent, and picked draft picks,
    ——————————————————–
    There are a few teams set up similarly.
    Seattle where Pete Carroll calls the shots, the Rams were under Jeff Fischer, Kansas City, and a couple more.
    McCloughan is a phenominal talent evaluator.
    He won’t be out of a job too long. But he does need to get control of the drinking issues. It’s been his roadblock to success for many years. Clean it up or risk your job and health.

  55. cadreamer1969 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:31 PM

    RG me has been cut.

  56. foreskins44 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:32 PM

    I don’t care if McCloughan was shooting heroin…he was making the Skins respectable again with two winning seasons. Get rid of the egos and focus on talent like any other successful organization. Unfortunately the damage has been done, Kirk wants out and nobody wants to sign here now. Go Caps and Nats!

  57. cadreamer1969 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:33 PM

    It’s a business and he’ll happily play for 24 million this year.

  58. dirtydrynn27 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:36 PM

    I understand that all of you hate the Redskins but some of your ignorant comments amuse me.Especially the 49er fan that says he feels sorry for Redskins fans……Dude your team finished 2 and 14!!!! I feel sorry for your fans especially with Brian Hoyer as QB

  59. rainsarge says: Mar 10, 2017 2:36 PM

    This is just bizarre. What is the point of letting both WR walk if you aren’t going to resign the QB?

  60. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 10, 2017 2:40 PM

    Cuz is going to make Rodgers and Cutler seem like really nice guys before he’s done. Most insufferable starting QB in the league already.

  61. deneb1973 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:47 PM

    Disgruntled lame duck QB; no established WRs; front office dysfunction. Recipe for a top ten draft pick next year. Gruden will keep it from being the number one pick but the lack of talent and morale means the NFC East is a three team race with Philadelphia still building. Washington will be forgotten by October except for loyal fans. Sad for a one time proud team. This is on Snyder.

  62. cheeksdamonkey says: Mar 10, 2017 2:47 PM

    Even Dean Spanos laughs @ Daniel Snyder..

  63. stevejjones says: Mar 10, 2017 2:48 PM

    The only thing I know about Allen is that he likes to stand next to Snyder with his hands on his hips staring off into space with his “The Dry Look” hair lifting in the breeze like some kind of geriatric fashion model.

  64. huggybear2014 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:49 PM

    Play him until deadline, drive up his value, then trade him.

  65. questionableopinion says: Mar 10, 2017 2:53 PM

    All this just makes me love Kirk Cousins more. Whatever team gets him is making a great move.

  66. intrafinesse says: Mar 10, 2017 2:55 PM

    >>But the notion that he’d turn down an Andrew Luck-level contract if Allen was the one delivering it to him seems farfetched as well.

    Why?
    After 2017 he’ll have made 45MM, so he’s not starving.
    If he hates playing for the Redskins then he can leave and select where he wants to play.
    Why take top dollar from a dumpster fire when you can make almost the same elsewhere?

  67. selldannysell says: Mar 10, 2017 3:06 PM

    And with the first pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, Washington selects……..

  68. harveyredman says: Mar 10, 2017 3:23 PM

    Close your eyes and imagine that the QB making these demands is black.

    I have a suspicion the support for Sid QB wouldn’t be so high.

    White privelage in action here on the boards

    Cousins is an effing duck. All you moron fans are in love with a QB who hasn’t won an important game in 5 years.

    He’s beat 3 teams with over .500 record, and is 0-2 in elimination games, including sh!tting the bed against a Giants team that had nothing to play for.

    But if only he had a defense, he would stop throwing all those dumb interceptions!

  69. bjwbrown2011 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:30 PM

    “But the notion that he’d turn down an Andrew Luck-level contract if Allen was the one delivering it to him seems farfetched as well.”

    The problem with that statement is that there is a 98% chance that Bruce Allan gets fired if he even considered offering the much money to Cousins.

  70. rdrs68 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:30 PM

    Maybe it is time to change the Redskins name, not for PC reasons but to escape the dysfunction associated with the team.

  71. elvoid says: Mar 10, 2017 3:40 PM

    harveyredman:

    Cousins is only playing out the ridiculous situation the Redskins created. He doesn’t want to play for them anymore, but they won’t let him go. This isn’t on Cousins.

    Having said that, the vast majority of comments on this subject have been now Cousins is in NO WAY worth the kind of money he’s getting – but again, not his fault. It’s not up to him to say, “Gee, why don’t you offer me less?” The Skins created this lunacy – Cousins practically won the lottery by just being there.

    White privilege in action? Please. Injecting racism into this is silly. The support for Cousins has more to do with sticking it to Snyder than anything else – and everyone loves that idea.

  72. cadreamer1969 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:49 PM

    Franchise players get the money they do because the team is stopping them from hitting the open market and going to the team they chose. The top 5 argument is a red herring. It’s what was determined to be fair compensation. The alternative is get rid of the franchise tag and let them be free agents.

  73. a1b24312 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:54 PM

    Silence is all one hears from JGruden. Which is saying something. Unless it isn’t.

  74. xbam says: Mar 10, 2017 3:54 PM

    Do what you need to do Kirk…they are only keeping you out of spite at this point…All FAIL!

  75. laserw says: Mar 10, 2017 4:23 PM

    The Redskins knew that Scot was drinking before they hired him (Dec 2014 story). He was hired in January 2015. And now they whine that he was drinking?

    I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but if he put together a team that had two winning seasons in a row when it could not do this decades before, I’d be stocking his frig with more beer and making sure he drinking responsibly.

    I shall demand that the self righteous Snyder’s and Georgie Poo to produce two more winning seasons and they can have their way.

    I want George Allen gone – that smug advocate for urine yellow pants needs to be fired.

  76. nookers says: Mar 10, 2017 4:24 PM

    What a baby .. you make 48 million in two years . is that a really bad thing?

  77. I prefer my Crush to be Orange says: Mar 10, 2017 4:29 PM

    Look at that team, no wonder McCloughan started drinking again.

  78. jimmysee says: Mar 10, 2017 4:31 PM

    Kirk Cousins is truly the Rodney Dangerfield of quarterbacks — he gets no respect.

  79. charliecharger says: Mar 10, 2017 5:40 PM

    Hold on here people. Don’t blame Bruce Allen, or Kirk Cousins, or Scot McCloughan. The problems in Washington didn’t begin when these men came to work here. They started when Dan Snyder bought the team, and they haven’t stopped. The names and faces of all his employees have changed many times, but the results have remained the same. Failure. Complete and utter failure. Don’t even think about letting Snyder off the hook. Same thing happened when Denise DeBartolo York took over in San Francisco. As long as we keep blaming all the other people, nothing will ever change. And it hasn’t

  80. tourismsean says: Mar 10, 2017 5:41 PM

    Bruce Allen Is a dirtbag….love, the BUCS

    And my god, can we PLEASE stop acting like KIRK COUSINS is the second coming of Christ? Cousins is a mid-range QB at best! He’s more turnover prone than Cam Newton, without the pouting and dancing. I could understand it…maybe, if Cousins was just blowing people away….But when your OWN team doesn’t want you and decides to do another ONE YEAR tender, that should tell you something.

    As a BUCS fan, I love watching Snyder go down but I hate it for Gruden because Gruden is a good coach. I miss watching him play QB in Orlando for the Arena League…hes got a good football mind like his brother…THE ALMIGHTY Superbowl Champ Jon GRUDEN…BOOM BOOM BOOOMMMMMMMM….

    The only reason Washington wont trade or dump Cousins is because they know the Shanahans will scoop him up and he wants none of that…because Snyder is a big baby nerd

  81. gobuxfla says: Mar 10, 2017 5:41 PM

    Between how they treated the GM, the QB, and players, the Redskins have officially usurped the Browns as the worst franchise in the NFL.

    Congrats ladies!

  82. mmack66 says: Mar 10, 2017 6:18 PM

    Since it is obvious that they don’t want to sign Cousins to a contract, just who is it that the Redskins are waiting for?

  83. liongator says: Mar 10, 2017 6:33 PM

    Snyder, Haslam, Lurie, Jed York and Robert Kraft star in “The Housewives of the NFL.”

    Owners are such drama queens.

  84. teardroppingblog says: Mar 10, 2017 7:09 PM

    Slightly ironic in this is that Bruce Allen is the one who went into Tampa Bay and released their star players — including John Lynch. Would be hilarious if Lynch were a player in the circus leading to Allen’s departure! Payback!

  85. Sal Tynuts says: Mar 11, 2017 6:47 PM

    niners816 says:
    Mar 10, 2017 1:23 PM
    niners816 says:
    Mar 10, 2017 1:20 PM
    There’s a report out that said he was going to be a Niner either this year or next year. It’s been on multiple sites. I feel bad for REDSKINS fans. As a Niners fan who went through this, you fans deserve better.
    —————
    I should clarify. Kirk Cousins has been telling people that he will be a 49er this year or nexr
    next.

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