Redskins Fighting Over Kirk Cousins’ Value

We have a new management structure in Washington, but it appears that everyone is not on the same page. With days to go before the extension deadline, there is internal disagreement over Kirk Cousins’ true value, a source tells Mike Florio of Pro Football TalkKirk Cousins (vertical)

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The top decision makers in D.C. have not been aligned on Cousins’ value for years now. In 2015, Jay Gruden had to slug it out with the front office to have Cousins slotted in as the team’s No. 1 quarterback over Robert Griffin III. Heading into the 2016 season, the Redskins missed on an opportunity to sign Cousins to a relatively reasonable multi-year deal, opting instead for the softer commitment of a one-year franchise tender. This time around, Cousins has grounds to become the league’s highest-paid player and management is split on the best course of action.

Both sides are reportedly comfortable with the idea of Cousins playing out the 2017 season for $24MM. After that, the Redskins could cuff Cousins once again via the $28MM transition tag or the $34MM franchise tag. On Friday morning, we explained why the transition tag probably won’t do much for the Redskins.

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  1. On what grounds does Cousin’s have to become the highest paid player in the league? He’s in the middle of the second tier of quarterbacks…at best. Rodgers, Brady, Brees, Cam, Roethlisberger, Carr, and Russel Wilson all deserve more money than Kirk Cousins. I might have even missed a few others in my list.

    • Austin0723

      If Cam plays like he did last year he doesn’t deserve more than Kirk

    • Johhos

      Carr signed his deal, and now that’s probably the floor for Cousins. Cousins at least has a division title under his belt . Stafford hasnt done much in Detroit, and he probably will be over Carr’s deal too. If the Skins DONT pay him, they will be again starting over . A rookie QB won’t be able to save Jay ‘s job unless he wins wins big, which is unlikely .Rodgers, Brady, Wilson may have accomplished more, but they’re not available to the Skins.
      Of course they could always take a shot on Kaeperneck and take the PR hit..ugh.


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