/Cousins' latest comments will please Redskins fans

Cousins' latest comments will please Redskins fans

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…

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