Redskins and Cousins still talking long term deal-- Mon May 16 3:00 pm --
QB accepted franchise tag in March
General manager Scot McCloughan has remained confident that the team will be able to work out a deal before then, but even if they don’t, he is optimistic it will happen eventually.
“We’re still talking,” McCloughan said on Monday at Ryan Kerrigan’s Leukemia Golf Classic. “Saw him this morning, still talking. It’s a positive situation. As you guys are well aware, we want him back, he wants to be here, we just got to work out a deal.
“It’s a big contract. It’s a position that’s very important to us and he wants to be in an organization he feels very passionate about. If it’s not July 15, don’t worry, we’ll figure it out.”
FF Today's Take:For anyone who didn't notice, Kirk Cousins threw for over 4100 yards in 2015 and had a combined 34 touchdowns against only 11 interceptions. He achieved those marks by notching a completion percentage just a tick under 70-percent. The real question for fantasy owners and GM Scot McCloughan is whether Cousins can sustain or even build off his excellent 2015 campaign or will he regress to being a league average signal caller.
Redskins use franchise tag on Kirk Cousins-- Tue Mar 1 1:00 pm --
Would make $19.953 million under the tag
A person with knowledge of the situation said that Washington will use the non-exclusive franchise tag on Kirk Cousins. The designation means that Washington for now has committed to pay Cousins $19.953 million for the 2016.(Washington Post)
FF Today's Take:Cousins is free to negotiate with another team but the Redskins would be entitled to match any offer or receive two first-round draft picks if he leaves D.C. A long-term deal between the two can still be reached before July 15th. Cousins will be the Redskins starting QB in 2016.