Kirk Cousins RUMORS & NEWS

  • Fred Smoot: Don’t let Kirk Cousins off the hook

    Washington Post "Many D.C. media members this week — including me — would tell you that it’s way too early in the season for big-picture, existential questions about Kirk Cousins — about his past and future salaries, and his ceiling, and his place in the NFL quarterbacking hierarchy. But at least some Redskins..." September 13

  • Kirk Cousins, Redskins contract talks stalled after second offer

    NFL.com "The Washington Redskins and quarterback Kirk Cousins head into the 2017 season with Cousins waiting to learn how the team will treat him through the good times and bad. Will they finally view him as a franchise quarterback or fall back on him being a fourth rounder? When there are bumps in the..." September 10

  • Kirk Cousins attributes one-year deals to God

    Pro Football Talk "Like most of us, Kirk Cousins hopes to earn eternal life. The Entity with the ability to give it to him has suggested that, for now, Cousins take his existence one year at a time. Speaking last week at Liberty University’s convocation, Cousins said that God essentially told the Washington..." September 06

  • Kirk Cousins might miss son's birth because he's playing for the Redskins

    Michigan Live "Kirk Cousins has been known to take a few risks while playing quarterback, and certainly is gambling on himself playing on the franchise tag in 2017. Now he's risking the notion that he might miss the birth of his son. Julie Cousins is due with the couple's first child on Sept. 17, one day..." September 06

  • Kirk Cousins feels like ‘kid on Christmas’ over new QB nook

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins was pretty excited to show off a new area at the Redskins training facility that will hopefully help him become a better quarterback. Cousins is heading into his sixth season with the Redskins. Although he is not locked into a long-term deal with the team, Washington has invested..." September 03

  • Kirk Cousins reiterates that he wants to stay in Washington

    Pro Football Talk "Kirk Cousins recently said he wants to never change teams. Which means, obviously, he wants to stay where he is. In an interview televised during Saturday’s broadcast of preseason action against Green Bay, Cousins made it clear that he wants to be in Washington for his full career. “So I..." August 20

  • Kirk Cousins: I Want To Stay With Redskins

    Pro Football Rumors "Even though he turned down an extension offer from the Redskins in favor of playing on the franchise tag for the second year in a row, Kirk Cousins says he wants to remain with the Redskins for the rest of his career. “I would love to be . . . a Redskin the rest of my career,” Cousins told..." August 15

  • Pryor on joining Redskins: 'I wanted to play with Kirk'

    SI "A fan standing in the front row of Washington’s training camp practice held up sign that read, “Terrelle Pryor Is On Fire.” The glittery flame-shaped letters on the sign were painted in Washington’s traditional shades of burgundy and gold, complete with a doodle of the red "100" emoji underneath..." August 13

  • Kirk Cousins says his life is built on faith, not value of contract

    ESPN "In case you were wondering, no, Kirk Cousins isn't worried. About anything. Having let the July 17 deadline pass without signing a long-term deal, Washington's quarterback isn't worried about what might happen. Not worried about a career-altering injury that scuttles his free-agent prospects...." August 06

  • Kirk Cousins 'at peace' with contract saga as training camp begins for Redskins

    CBS Sports "If any quarterback in America is acclimated to playing out a critical season on a one-year franchise tender, it's Kirk Cousins. Heck, the Washington Redskins are virtually making a cottage industry out of what was once considered a contractual rarity. But with the team assembled Wednesday..." July 28

  • Redskins open training camp with Kirk Cousins playing in Dan Snyder's trap

    Sporting News "Because of Kirk Cousins' pending contract situation in 2018, the conventional wisdom is that the 28-year-old on Thursday will open his final training camp with the Washington Redskins. The history of the team's owner would tell you otherwise. If Daniel Snyder wants to keep his quarterback..." July 26

  • Kirk Cousins: 'My faith is ultimately driving this decision' to pass on $53 million

    CBS Sports "The Redskins wanted to pay Kirk Cousins $53 million in guarantees as part of a new long-term deal, but the quarterback instead opted for the franchise tag, which means he could be a free agent next spring. As CBSSports.com's Will Brinson points out, that $53 million is barely above what Cousins..." July 19

  • Kirk Cousins says he wants to stay with Washington after 2017

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins seemingly got very little accomplished in long-term contract extension talks with Washington this offseason, but that does not mean the quarterback believes 2017 will be his last year with the team. Cousins told 106.7 The Fan on Tuesday that he is “at peace” with playing another..." July 18

  • Bruce Allen repeatedly referred to Kirk Cousins as ‘Kurt’

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins was unable to come to a long-term agreement with Washington before Monday’s deadline, and some are now wondering if that has anything to do with one of his bosses not even knowing his first name. Washington president Bruce Allen briefly spoke with the media on Monday, and he..." July 18

  • Washington blames Kirk Cousins for lack of long-term contract

    Larry Brown Sports "The deadline to sign franchise tagged players to a long-term extension came and went on Monday, and Kirk Cousins will be playing a second consecutive year on a one-year deal. If you ask his bosses, the quarterback is to blame for that. In a statement he released after the 4 p.m. deadline..." July 17

  • The Niners likely won’t be the only team trying to pursue Kirk Cousins next offseason

    Washington Post "The first rule of NFL roster construction is simple: If you don’t have a franchise quarterback, you have to do whatever it takes to get one. The rest of that equation is so self-evident that it rarely comes up: If you do find yourself with a highly productive passer, by all means keep..." July 17

  • Kirk Cousins’ Asking Price $24MM Per Year?

    Pro Football Rumors "After the ESPN.com report presenting the bleak prognosis for a Kirk Cousins long-term deal by Monday’s franchise tag deadline, Mark Jones of the Washington Post details some of the numbers believed to be involved in this process. Jones notes an extension by Monday is unlikely, but the Redskins..." July 16

  • Redskins & Kirk Cousins Not Expected To Reach Deal By Deadline, Open To Extension Next Year

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Redskins are not expected to sign franchise QB Kirk Cousins to a long-term extension before Monday’s 4 pm EST deadline. However, Washington is reportedly still open to negotiating a long-term deal with Cousins after the season. All indications have..." July 16

  • Internal disagreement in Washington on value of Kirk Cousins

    Pro Football Talk "With the deadline for signing quarterback Kirk Cousins to a long-term deal three days away and no signs (yet) of a looming epiphany by Washington to pay Cousins what his circumstances and leverage merit, there’s an important reason for the lingering impasse. Per a source with knowledge of the..." July 14

  • NFL GMs hint 49ers could make ‘huge’ offer to Kirk Cousins in 2018

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins has just days remaining to work out a long-term extension with Washington, and there is a growing sense that the quarterback may prefer to play out his second consecutive season under the franchise tag. If Cousins plays under the franchise tag again, Washington can, in theory, use..." July 14

  • Redskins & Kirk Cousins Are OK With Him Playing 2017 Season Under Franchise Tag

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that barring something unforeseen, there has been a “strong indication” that Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will play out the 2017 season under the franchise tag. According to Rapoport, both the Redskins and Cousins appear to be okay with him do so. All..." July 14

  • Kirk Cousins not sold on Redskins’ front office

    Sportsnaut "When the Washington Redskins fired former general manager Scot McCloughan on the first day of free agency back in March, it threw everyone for a loop. It wasn’t only that McCloughan was let go, it was the timing of the firing. Washington would end up going through free agency and the draft..." July 13

  • ‘No movement’ on Kirk Cousins contract, ‘deal isn’t close’

    Sportsnaut "Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins are reportedly going nowhere fast as it pertains to a long-term contract before the July 17 deadline. According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, there is “no movement” on a new deal. He wrote that the “deal isn’t close. Unless someone budges between..." July 13

  • Kirk Cousins says it’s not about money (so it’s about money)

    Pro Football Talk "With one week to go before the annual window on negotiating a long-term deal with Washington closes, quarterback Kirk Cousins has spoken again regarding his situation. In short, he says it’s not about the money. Which, of course, means that it’s about the money. “I never want to play football..." July 10

  • Report: Dan Snyder would rather make Kirk Cousins richest QB than to lose him to Niners

    Sportsnaut "What is the best way keep a player from leaving to join a competitor? Show him the money. On that note Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins may soon beat out Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr as the highest-paid passer in the league. This latest tidbit of news is huge. Washington’s..." July 04

  • While most of the NFL rests, it’s a crucial couple weeks for the Redskins and Steelers

    Washington Post "It is the quietest time on the NFL calendar, with the Fourth of July holiday looming and the opening of training camps still weeks away. Yet these are an extremely important couple of weeks for the Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers. Two weeks remain until the July 17 deadline for..." July 04

  • Kirk Cousins Reportedly Unlikely to Sign Long-Term Redskins Contract

    Bleacher Report "It is reportedly considered a "long shot" the Washington Redskins and quarterback Kirk Cousins will come to terms on a long-term deal before the July 17 deadline. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the news Tuesday. While Cousins is set to play under the franchise tag for the second consecutive..." June 27

  • Talk of possible Kirk Cousins deal is “noise” until the middle of July

    Pro Football Talk "Much has been said in recent weeks about the negotiations between Washington and franchise-tagged quarterback Kirk Cousins. From dramatic reports on the suddenly positive tone to percentage-based predictions suggesting the glass is well more than half full, reporters are desperate to get ahead of..." June 21

  • Kirk Cousins has ’80 percent chance’ of signing extension with Washington?

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins has less than a month remaining to come to an agreement with Washington on a long-term extension, and at least one reporter believes a deal is going to be completed. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports believes there is an “80 percent chance” Cousins will sign a long-term extension with..." June 20

  • Williams: 'Skins want Cousins long term in 'worst way'

    NFL.com "The Redskins' new head of personnel has made his feelings clear about Kirk Cousins, and he wants the quarterback in Washington for the long haul. "In the worst way," senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams told NFL Network's Steve Wyche on Up To The Minute Live on Friday. "Let's..." June 16

  • Kirk Cousins plays golf with Trump, wants former presidents to give him a call

    Washington Post "As quarterback of the Washington Redskins, Kirk Cousins has the highest-profile job in the city except for the president of the United States. Or so it is sometimes said. Now, Cousins is rubbing shoulders with President Trump. The Redskins quarterback joined Trump and two others for a round of..." June 15

  • Jay Gruden is staying out of the Redskins-Kirk Cousins contract talks

    The Comeback "With the clock ticking down to the deadline to lock in quarterback Kirk Cousins to a new contract, the Washington Redskins are reportedly getting things back on the right track after an offseason of some turmoil and frustration. While the negotiations will continue to be ongoing, don’t expect head..." June 08

  • Contract talks between Kirk Cousins, Washington ‘more positive’

    Larry Brown Sports "Perhaps there is still a chance that Kirk Cousins stays in Washington long-term. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, contract talks between the Redskins quarterback and the team have become “more positive” recently, with a more encouraging tone being taken in negotiations. The turning point..." June 07

  • Kirk Cousins contract talks with Redskins taking encouraging tone

    ESPN "While it doesn't mean there will be a long-term deal by the July 15 deadline, there has been an improved, encouraging tone in the contract talks between the Washington Redskins and quarterback Kirk Cousins, league sources told ESPN. One reason for the positive outlook is that Redskins owner..." June 07

  • Report: Kirk Cousins, Washington have made ‘no progress’ in contract talks

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins has until July 15 to work out a long-term extension with Washington, and it does not appear either side is in a rush to get a deal done with roughly one month remaining until that deadline. In his weekly mailbag, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reported that there has been “no..." June 06

  • Kirk Cousins to Terrelle Pryor Sr. will take adjusting, but both speak same language

    Washington Times "Through just one week of Washington Redskins’ organized team activities, it seems as though Kirk Cousins-to-Terrelle Pryor Sr. is going to be a living highlight reel through training camp and beyond. Pryor, 6-4 and 223 pounds, is Hercules in shorts and, so far, Jay Gruden has been eager for..." May 30

  • Kirk Cousins’s pivotal season rests in the hands of unproven receivers

    Washington Post "Kirk Cousins has learned to adapt to different receivers over more than 15 years playing quarterback. “A revolving door” is what he likened it to this week, with each season throwing a new target or two into the mix of wide receivers, tight ends and backs. That revolving door spun particularly..." May 26

  • The due date of Kirk Cousins' baby is getting closer to a critical part of the NFL schedule

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Once upon a time, one Redskins quarterback infamously announced that he was all in for Week 1. The Redskins' current QB, however, is most certainly not. While talking to the media on Wednesday at his team's OTAs, Kirk Cousins said that the baby he and his wife, Julie, are expecting is projected..." May 25

  • Kirk Cousins: We'll see what happens with deal in July

    NFL.com "Kirk Cousins' long-term desires with the Redskins have yet to be addressed, and the quarterback said he's in a "good place" with his current deal. But does that mean the quarterback will get a multi-year contract before the July 15 signing deadline for franchise tagged players? According to..." May 25

  • Bruce Allen doesn’t rule out 2018 franchise tag for Kirk Cousins

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "For the second straight season the Redskins placed the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins. While the two sides are speaking amicably about a long-term deal, the July 15 deadline for those negotiations continues to inch closer without much expectation that contract will get signed. A second year on..." May 23

  • Bruce Allen believes July 15 will be “driving point” in Kirk Cousins contract talks

    Pro Football Talk "When he was asked about his desire for a long-term contract recently, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins said that he’s in a “good place” right now and noted that many players are on one-year contracts without anyone making a major fuss. It was team president Bruce Allen’s turn to talk about..." May 22

  • Kirk Cousins Knows He Needs to Deliver More than Just Yards for 2017 Redskins

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Kirk Cousins shattered his own Redskins passing record in 2016 as he threw for almost 5,000 yards. Statistically, Cousins' 2016 season was superb, but his team only won eight games and fell short of the playoffs with an ugly loss in the season finale. Cousins completed 67 percent of his..." May 18

  • Jay Gruden mum on Kirk Cousins’ future beyond 2017

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden isn’t offering any hints on Kirk Cousins’s murky future. Cousins, who will play 2017 on the franchise tag for the second straight season, does not appear to be on the verge of a long-term deal, and Gruden wasn’t offering any hints on Monday. “My approach,..." May 16

  • Michigan State head coach: Kirk Cousins is the best to ever play for him

    Sportsnaut "Mark Dantonio became Michigan State’s head coach in 2007 and has coached many great players. The Spartans currently have 36 players in the NFL. But who’s the best player he’s ever coached at Michigan State? According to the coach, that would be Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk..." May 12

  • Ex-Washington GM: Kirk Cousins has hit his ceiling

    ESPN "The views expressed by former Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan encapsulated why Kirk Cousins hasn’t yet signed a long-term deal. McCloughan, fired by the team in March, didn’t say anything publicly about Cousins on 106.7 The Fan Tuesday that hasn’t already been written: He..." May 10

  • Browns GM: Team had ‘zero’ interest in trading for Cousins

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown reiterated Tuesday that the Browns never had any talks with the Redskins about trading for Kirk Cousins during draft weekend -- or at any other time. "None. Zero,'' Brown told 92.3 The Fan on the Ken Carman Show with Anthony Lima. "And nor ever..." May 02

  • Redskins deny getting 'one call' for Kirk Cousins; Browns call rumor 'bad reporting'

    CBS Sports "Amid the insanity that was the 2017 NFL Draft's first round ( full grades from Pete Prisco here , winners and losers from yours truly here ), a wild rumor about the Browns trying to trade for Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins broke out. It would have been a crazy cherry on an insane sundae,..." April 28

  • Browns Trying To Trade For Kirk Cousins, Redskins Not Interested

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Dianna Marie Russini, the Redskins aren’t interested in trading QB Kirk Cousins to the Browns, despite their reported interest. ———- Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Browns are trying to trade for Redskins franchise QB Kirk Cousins. The Browns just missed on UNC QB..." April 28

  • Kirk Cousins stomps trade rumors into the dirt

    Washington Post "Some Redskins fans this offseason have worried that Kirk Cousins has no interest in signing a long-term deal with the Redskins. They’ve studied his words for any clue that he’d like to spend the bulk of his career in this town, and they’ve criticized him for his indifference. Still, Cousins — who..." April 20

  • After working with Kirk Cousins, Terrelle Pryor says 'we're going to do well'

    ESPN "- The benefit started the night before they worked on the field for the first time. Washington Redskins receiver Terrelle Pryor spent two hours in the hotel room of his new quarterback, Kirk Cousins, talking football. It mattered. They discussed various plays Pryor had run in Cleveland last..." April 14