Sport Redskins QB Cousins to play another season on franchise tag

23:52  17 july  2017
23:52  17 july  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Report: Kirk Cousins wants to reunite with Kyle Shanahan

  Report: Kirk Cousins wants to reunite with Kyle Shanahan Reports surfaced early in free agency this past March that Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins wanted to move on to the San Francisco 49ers and play for his former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. Since then, a whole heck of a lot has happened around the NFL and with these two teams specifically. San Francisco went out there and added a veteran stopgap option in Brian Hoyer. Meanwhile, feelings of animosity between Cousins and the Redskins seemed to die down a tad.

The deadline passed Monday for Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins to sign a long-term deal, meaning the quarterback will play a second consecutive season on the franchise tag . The team confirmed no agreement by the 4 p.m. EDT Monday deadline.

The deadline for Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins to sign a long-term deal has come and gone, meaning the quarterback will play a second consecutive season on the franchise tag . July 17, 2017, at 4:16 p.m.

FILE - In this June 14, 2017, file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) looks to pass during NFL football practice, in Ashburn, Va. With the deadline for a long-term deal with Kirk Cousins looming, Eric Schaffer, the team's © (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File FILE - In this June 14, 2017, file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) looks to pass during NFL football practice, in Ashburn, Va. With the deadline for a long-term deal with Kirk Cousins looming, Eric Schaffer, the team's "chief negotiator"is arguably the most important person in the Redskins' front office. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File) The deadline passed Monday for Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins to sign a long-term deal, meaning the quarterback will play a second consecutive season on the franchise tag.

The team confirmed no agreement by the 4 p.m. EDT Monday deadline. Cousins will make $23.94 million on the franchise tag in 2017 after $19.95 million last year.

Report: Kirk Cousins, Washington both fine with franchise tag playing out

  Report: Kirk Cousins, Washington both fine with franchise tag playing out Kirk Cousins has just days remaining to reach an agreement on a long-term extension with Washington, and it is starting to seem like the most likely scenario is that he plays the 2017 season under the franchise tag. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that there is a “strong indication” no long-term deal will be reached and that both sides would be fine with that outcome.Barring the unforeseen, there's a strong indication #Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will play his tag out, sources say. Both sides are OK with it.

Cousins is expected to play a second consecutive season on the franchise tag unless his camp and the Washington Redskins surprisingly reach a last-minute agreement on a long-term contract. less.

Mike McCartney, the agent for the Redskins quarterback , announced on Tuesday that the team has placed an exclusive franchise tag on Cousins . Let him go and get two first rounders – then pursue another QB – there’s a couple of good ones likely to be available this year – none that will cost you

Cousins is the first quarterback in NFL history to play two years in a row on the franchise tag. Team president Bruce Allen said in a prepared statement that the Redskins' goal was to sign Cousins to a long-term contract and offered him $53 million guaranteed or $72 million for injury.

"Despite our repeated attempts, we have not received any offer from Kirk's agent this year," Allen said. "Kirk has made it clear that he prefers to play on a year-to-year basis."

Cousins' agent, Mike McCartney, declined an interview request made before Allen's statement was issued. Allen said the team's offer was made May 2 and that he met with Cousins face to face over the weekend.

The 28-year-old Michigan State product is going into his third full season as Washington's starter. Cousins set franchise records with 4,166 and 4,917 yards the past two seasons but has yet to win a playoff game.

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Currently playing on a franchise tag , Cousins makes nearly million this season . Another franchise tag in 2017 would bump up his annual salary to nearly million. Why would Washington use the franchise tag again?

Washington has nine days to apply the franchise tag to quarterback Kirk Cousins . Besides, why ctrl-alt-delete another season with yet another QB ? The Redskins haven’t had a solid, long-term starter since Joe Thiesmann! Whereas Cousins played well for 2 seasons .

"I think Kirk has proved that he's in the top 15 quarterbacks," recently promoted senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams said last month. "Wherever you want to put him it all depends on who's looking at him in this league for what he's done in this league. I know a lot of people say he's got to win this one, he's got to win that one, but I think Kirk has proved that he can play in this league."

Cousins and executives called negotiations positive, and they may go through this again next spring. If Washington uses the franchise tag again for 2018, Cousins would get a 44 percent raise to $34.47 million, or they could use the transition tag on him at a cost of $28.78 million.

The transition tag would allow the Redskins to match any offer, but would not give them any compensation if he left. Cousins has no shortage of admirers around the league, most notably former Washington offensive coordinators Kyle Shanahan, now head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, and Sean McVay, now coach of the Los Angeles Rams.

Cousins would talk contract with Redskins after season?

  Cousins would talk contract with Redskins after season? Kirk Cousins looks fated to play out the 2017 season under the franchise tag.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, it is unlikely that the Washington Redskins quarterback will get a long-term deal done by Monday’s deadline, but he would be open to negotiating a new deal even after the season.

Cousins is under contract with the Redskins for this season via the franchise tag . He has signed the tender, giving him a one-year guaranteed salary of million. It has been his way of saying that he is perfectly willing to play the season on the franchise tag .

Cousins has expressed this offseason that he would like to return to the Redskins “under the right set of circumstances.” That includes a long term deal that Cousins and his agent both view as fair, but he would also play on the franchise tag for another season .

But for at least this season, Cousins remains with the Redskins.

"We both share high hopes for this season," Allen said. "And we remain hopeful that a long-term contract will be signed in the future."

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