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Kirk Cousins says he’s “in a good place right now”

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Washington coach Jay Gruden said he wasn’t worrying about Kirk Cousins‘ contract situation, preferring to stay focused on the present.

And even though there’s legitimate reason for uncertainty with Cousins on the second year of playing under the franchise tag, Cousins is cool with that too.

During an interview with CSNMidAtlantic, Cousins said he’s “in a good place right now” entering this year as it pertains to his contract.

“The short answer is it’s been positive. I feel good about where we’re headed,” Cousins said. “I like coach Gruden’s quote where he said, ‘I’m not really worried about it because we got him for this year and that’s really all that matters.’ That’s the way I’ve always felt. There are so many guys on this team on one-year deals. Even if it says it’s a three or four-year contract, really the only guarantees are this year.

“Many of us are playing on one-year deals. I’m not the only one and we’re not going to have careers if we don’t have a great year this year, so we all don’t look much further than this season.”

That’s clearly the right thing to say, and we’ll see if the tone continues as we get closer to the negotiating deadline of July 15.

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12 Responses to “Kirk Cousins says he’s “in a good place right now””
  1. sportoficionado says: May 17, 2017 2:47 PM

    Cousins is the beneficiary of a lot of bad qb play in the NFL–granted he is a decent to good player but in no way deserving of the $24 mil he is due to earn this fall–the market is what it is right now and until some new infusion of cheaper options show they can handle the NFL workload, vets like Cousins will continue to reap the benefits of basically no competition in the market.

  2. dirtydrynn27 says: May 17, 2017 3:05 PM

    He is in a good place!!!!!…..haters will say otherwise,haters say this team will only win 2 games,haters say this team is dysfunctional just because the fired their GM……What a load of nonsense!!!

  3. sceaglesfan says: May 17, 2017 3:15 PM

    40 million over two seasons and the real payday looming- yes he is in a good place.

  4. bighoser says: May 17, 2017 3:17 PM

    Cousins is in a good place because of 24 million reasons… The Skins aren’t because Snyder.

  5. bassplucker says: May 17, 2017 3:44 PM

    I’m so happy to hear this… I was really worrying about his financial well being.

  6. sidepull says: May 17, 2017 3:44 PM

    Everybody is on one year deals… because u are.

  7. fumblenuts says: May 17, 2017 3:46 PM


  8. filmex2000 says: May 17, 2017 3:59 PM

    Cousins said he’s “in a good place right now”.

    Or, as everyone else refers to it, it’s the offseason.

  9. abninf says: May 17, 2017 6:58 PM

    With his bank account balance he should be in a good place forever.

  10. sgrvn329 says: May 18, 2017 6:43 PM

    He should be in a good place after robbing the Redskins without a gun………. A third rate QB being paid like he won a Super Bowl. Washington will continue to be a .500 team and third or fourth in the NFC East!

  11. Hersh says: May 19, 2017 4:17 AM

    Wouldn’t it make sense to trade Cousins now for even a 2nd round pick and sign Kaepernick on a two or three year deal with the first year guaranteed?

    Kaepernick has better numbers than what the perception is.

  12. tonebones says: May 20, 2017 2:53 PM

    Of course he’s in a good place. He has millions and millions and millions of dollars, and he’s an NFL QB. I’d say he’s in a great place.

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