No change for Washington, Cousins

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In theory, there’s a chance that the arrival of a deadline in the deadline-driven NFL will prompt hardened positions to suddenly soften. That’s still not expected to happen with Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins.

As PFT reported last week, a long-term deal won’t be happening by Friday at 4:00 p.m. ET. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, nothing has changed with the 24-hour mark having come and gone.

Does it mean that Washington could suddenly decide to make Cousins an offer that guarantees both the $19.95 million he’ll make this year and the $23.94 million he’d make under the tag in 2017 and the two sides could quickly draw up the paperwork reflecting those terms, any other injury guarantees, and a series of base salaries and bonuses and/or incentives and/or escalators? Sure.

Regardless, it previously became clear that: (1) Cousins wants a long-term deal that uses the tag as a starting point; and (2) Washington doesn’t want to use the tag as a starting point. As of right now, that hasn’t changed — and it’s not expected to do so between now and the next time the clock reads 4:00 p.m. ET.

20 responses to “No change for Washington, Cousins

  1. Its gonna be ugly this year. Cousins will be expected to throw 45 times every game. He might break the Eli Manning record of 24 interceptions.

  2. Cousins already said he will take the franchise tag. Other then logical voice, there’s nothing to see here..

  3. key2heat says:
    Jul 14, 2016 4:33 PM

    Its gonna be ugly this year. Cousins will be expected to throw 45 times every game. He might break the Eli Manning record of 24 interceptions.
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    Blanda threw 42 in 1962, Vinny Testaverde threw 35 in 1988…Way worse than Eli.

  4. Defense was just a tad different as was the passing percentage back in Blanda’s day. You better know that if you are going to sort stats like they all are equal and/or mean something. Stats mean crap in football. In baseball you have the individual match ups to where they can actually mean something, and we know at a catch is.

  5. He’ll clear 10M after taxes for the season. For a 4th-round pick scrubbing along at 600k/yr since 2012, he just KILLED it. He knows this. Focus on the task at hand, play ok, and he’ll get a longer deal next year, whether for the Washington Bigots or elsewhere.

  6. joefelicelli says:
    Jul 14, 2016 5:00 PM
    key2heat says:
    Jul 14, 2016 4:33 PM

    Its gonna be ugly this year. Cousins will be expected to throw 45 times every game. He might break the Eli Manning record of 24 interceptions.
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    Blanda threw 42 in 1962, Vinny Testaverde threw 35 in 1988…Way worse than Eli.
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    And besides, Eli has never thrown 24 INTs for a season. But he did throw 25 in 2010 and 27 in 2013.

  7. The idea that the Redskins should give Cousins a long term deal with next years salary fully guaranteed as a negotiating starting point is a bad idea.

    365 days ago Cousins was considered a historic turnover machine. Giving him a long term contract based on one year at top end prices is absurd.

    Does anybody else remember Derick Anderson’s 2007 Campaign or even Nick Foles 2013 season?

    If Cousins is locked into a long term deal at top end money and turns back into a pumpkin you could see the skins wasting four or five seasons.

    If Cousins plays great then he is historically far less likely to significantly regress and the Redskins are justified in giving him the pay based on the play of his 2015 season.

  8. Washington is doing the right thing here. Let him prove it this year when their schedule, along with the NFC east, will be a bit tougher.

  9. So if Cousins is who we thought he was, the Washington team will be on the QB carousel with nobody to turn to. #HTTD (hail to the deadskins)

  10. newjerseygiants says:
    Jul 14, 2016 5:36 PM

    The Giants are a lock to win it all. So, all this fluff is irrelevant.
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    You so funny!

  11. I’ve been hard on Cousins and clown on the Redskins about the name “issue” (it’s only an issue in here, let’s face it lol), but honestly, Cousins looks like the real deal and most likely will pan out for the Redskins. He’s doing everything right and is showing signs of being a leader. And no, I don’t like the Washington Redskins, I’m a Patriots, Panthers, Broncos, and Cowboys fan (all equal to me, I own jerseys from all of them) and no bandwagoner like those Seattle fans.

  12. Sign him this year…sign him next year….who cares. Everyone know this REDSKIN team is on the rise. Fear the Skins NFC East….its our time to take over the division for years to come!!!!

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