Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post reports that the Redskins and representatives for QB Kirk Cousins met this week to discuss a long-term extension.
However, sources tell Tesfatsion that the two sides are still aren’t close to an agreement on a long-term deal. According to Tesfatsion, Washington was discussing a deal that would pay Cousins around $20 million per year, which is short of the $24 million he’ll make under the franchise tag this year.
Previous reports have said that Cousins would likely have taken a deal like this last year had Washington been willing to offer this much per year. The problem now is that Cousins really has no incentive to take any less than $24 million annually in a long-term deal.
He’s just one year away from testing the open market and it wouldn’t come as a big surprise to see teams offer him close to $24 million he’ll make this season.
Redskins & Kirk Cousins’ Reps Discussed Long-Term Deal This Week, WAS Offering $20M Per
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