Negotiations between Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins have not gone smoothly, to say the least. The 28-year-old quarterback will, in all likelihood, play under the franchise tag for a second consecutive season after failing to come to an agreement for a second consecutive offseason.
Slapping Cousins with the tag a third year in a row would be too pricey to be a realistic option for the team, so every day that passes without a deal getting done, the more likely it is that he’ll hit the open market in 2018.
Cousins really has all the leverage at this point, so it’s going to take a lot of money for the Redskins to lock him up long-term. But Cousins isn’t talking like someone who’s only looking for a big pay day, which should give Redskins fans at least some hope that they won’t have to overpay to keep him around. At this point, that should be considered a victory.
Via The Washington Post:
“I never want to play football thinking about money,” he told WAVY. “I think that you get in trouble doing that. I put my confidence in the Lord, in my faith. If I’m gonna build my life [based] on money shame on me. That’s not where I draw my security from, never should be. My parents didn’t…