Kirk Cousins RUMORS & NEWS

  • $60M in 1st year? Jets set to creatively pounce on Kirk Cousins

    New York Post "The bidding for Kirk Cousins’ services officially begins in three weeks. On March 12, NFL teams can begin to speak with the agents representing this year’s free-agent class. Cousins is at the top of that list, and expect the Jets to be one of the first teams to call his agent, Mike McCartney...." February 20

  • Kirk Cousins would not sign long-term with new team if tagged and traded

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Redskins can technically prevent Kirk Cousins from hitting free agency if they use the franchise tag on him for a third consecutive season, but they do not have as much leverage over the quarterback as you may think. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network said Monday that the Redskins..." February 19

  • Jets will pay 'whatever it takes' to land Cousins

    ESPN "With free agency approaching (March 14), we're analyzing each position on the New York Jets' roster and examining possible upgrades: Position: Quarterback 2018 cap hits of top returnees: Christian Hackenberg -- $1.3 million Bryce Petty -- $843,000 Joel Stave --..." February 19

  • How Kirk Cousins will 'quickly' respond if Redskins get petty, use franchise tag

    CBS Sports "The Washington Redskins could make things awkward this offseason, if they decide to play a petty game of franchise tag and use a third tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins. And if they do, fully expect the likely free-agent-to-be quarterback to fight back in the form of a grievance. Cousins is..." February 18

  • Will Kirk Cousins get a fully-guaranteed contract?

    Pro Football Talk "In each of the past two years, Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins has signed fully-guaranteed contracts. Of course, those contracts had a duration of only one year each. With Cousins rocketing toward the open market (efforts by his current team to conjure up a way to trade him..." February 17

  • Jets could offer Kirk Cousins fully guaranteed contract

    Yardbarker "It’s a precedent we’re sure other teams wouldn’t take kindly to. Offering one of the top free agents a fully guaranteed contract. We have never seen this on multi-year deals around the NFL. It has previously led to a debate about contract structures around the league compared to other major..." February 17

  • Report: Redskins could still tag Kirk Cousins because they 'are in the pettiness game'

    CBS Sports "The free-agent quarterback market will open up in just under a month, when the new league year kicks off on March 14. It recently got a new addition in the form of ex-Bengals backup quarterback AJ McCarron, but the jewel of the class is still Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins. Assuming he..." February 16

  • What will Washington do with Kirk Cousins?

    Pro Football Talk "One of the Super Bowl Sunday splash reports suggested that Washington will consider using the franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins, as part of a plan to try to trade him. Although no plan premised on the franchise tag or the transition tag makes sense for Washington, nothing stops them from..." February 15

  • Kirk Cousins To File Grievance If Franchise Tagged?

    Pro Football Rumors "The Redskins are reportedly considering using the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins even though they have already acquired his replacement in Alex Smith. If that happens, Albert Breer of The MMQB‘s “understanding” is that Cousins’ camp would quickly file a grievance against the team. Players often..." February 15

  • Joe Thomas lobbies Kirk Cousins to consider Browns "Scheduled to hit the open market next month, free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins is set to become the subject of a massive bidding war for his services. Browns bookend Joe Thomas wants to put that contest to bed before it starts. Responding to a Tuesday tweet from Cousins, in which the..." February 15

  • Kirk Cousins wants long-term commitment from who he signs with

    247 Sports "Kirk Cousins is set to hit the free agent market and the Minnesota Vikings, by all accounts, are going to be in the mix for his services one way or another. However, do not expect a discounted rate despite the team being championship-ready. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero joined the Mackey and Judd..." February 15

  • Could Scot McCloughan hire mean Browns interest in Kirk Cousins?

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Browns and General Manager John Dorsey seemed committed to trading for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith and drafting a quarterback with one of their two first round selections. The Browns reportedly made a trade offer for Smith before he was dealt to the Washington..." February 13

  • These Two Teams Are Expected to Drive Up Price to Land Kirk Cousins in Free Agency

    12 Up "We all know this is a quarterback-driven league. A team may have a solid roster, but they find themselves struggling to win games because of the man behind center. Passing has never been more important in the NFL, and having a gunslinger that can get the job done is a necessity. Which is..." February 12

  • Will Kirk Cousins’ next contract tie compensation to cap percentage?

    Pro Football Talk "Several franchise quarterbacks who previously received big-money contracts are seeing those contracts pale in comparison to more recent contracts, thanks to the consistent growth of the salary cap. So when will a franchise quarterback (or any other player) manage to tie his compensation to the..." February 10

  • What does Jimmy Garoppolo's 49ers contract mean for Jets, Kirk Cousins?

    Newark Star-Ledger "It was long expected, but now it has become official: The 49ers have locked up quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on a long-term contract. That's $27.5 million per year, if you're bad at math. Let's see what Garoppolo got in terms of guaranteed money, but it'll surely be a boatload. So what does..." February 08

  • Chris Thompson says Redskins players got ‘mixed messages’ about Kirk Cousins’s desire to stay

    Washington Post "Redskins running back Chris Thompson, who continues to recover from the broken right fibula he suffered in a Week 11 loss to the Saints, was as surprised as anyone when Washington traded for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith last Tuesday night. That was already evident from the GIF of a..." February 08

  • Kirk Cousins could receive franchise tag from Washington still

    247 Sports "Kirk Cousins was readying himself to hit the 2018 free agent market after the news earlier this week that the Washington Redskins traded for Alex Smith, presumably signaling the end of his time there as the team washed its hands of him. But not so fast. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter,..." February 05

  • Redskins could try to trade Kirk Cousins

    Larry Brown Sports "One report says the Washington Redskins could try to trade Kirk Cousins before he becomes a free agent, though the possibility of them doing so would take some maneuvering. Washington DC media personality Grant Paulsen, a host on 106.7 The Fan in DC, said on Twitter Saturday night that opposing..." February 04

  • Skip Bayless is pushing Cleveland for QB Kirk Cousins

    247 Sports "The hot topic of NFL free agency is where Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins will land. Several teams are expected to toss their hat into the ring for the Pro Bowl caliber signal caller. During FS1's Undisputed with Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless, Bayless argued why Cousins should..." February 03

  • Kirk Cousins on impending free agency: “At the end of the day, I want to win.”

    Denver Post "Kirk Cousins can confirm that he expects to be a free agent come March 14. The veteran Redskins quarterback was a guest of SiriusXM NFL Radio here on Radio Row at the Super Bowl on Friday and admitted he was taken aback by the news of the Chiefs trading quarterback Alex Smith to..." February 02

  • Bills seem unlikely to target QB Kirk Cousins

    Buffalo News "Mark Gaughan wrote Wednesday that Bills fans should be happy to have missed out on Alex Smith, who is an improvement over Tyrod Taylor but still an expensive bridge quarterback. What about Kirk Cousins, whom Smith is replacing in Washington? Cousins is expected to be too pricey for the Bills,..." February 01

  • Colin Cowherd 'reports' Broncos close to deal with Kirk Cousins

    247 Sports "Take this with a grain of salt or three. During a radio hit at the Super Bowl on Wednesday, Colin Cowherd of FOX Sports 1 claimed the Broncos and quarterback Kirk Cousins are close to a deal. If that sounds odd to you, it should. The only way Denver could facilitate a move for Cousins, an..." February 01

  • Von Miller: Kirk Cousins could take us over the edge

    Pro Football Talk "After Broncos linebacker Von Miller got an up-close look at Kirk Cousins last December, he said that “a lot of teams would kill to have a quarterback like that.” Now that it looks like a sure thing that Cousins will be hitting the open market and moving on from Washington, Miller is making sure..." January 31

  • Cardinals Had Interest In Alex Smith

    Pro Football Rumors "The Cardinals were among a handful of teams interested in trading for Alex Smith, Kent Somers of AZCentral Sports tweets. However, the Chiefs wound up trading the quarterback to the Redskins on Tuesday night in a deal that netted them cornerback Kendall Fuller and a third-round draft choice...." January 31

  • Kirk Cousins' path to Vikings becomes more clear after Alex Smith trade

    Sporting News "The Redskins did Kirk Cousins a favor by trading for Alex Smith. The first domino of the quarterback market in 2018 has fallen, and the next one — signing Cousins in free agency — should fall right on the Vikings' heads. Compared to Cousins, Smith in 2017 was the better, more successful West..." January 31

  • Broncos & Jets To Battle It Out For Cousins In Free Agency?

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, many teams are high on QB Kirk Cousins, but when it comes to sending big money on him, the Jets and Broncos are likely to battle it out for his services. Other teams such as the Browns, Jaguars, Cardinals and Bills have been tossed out as potential..." January 31

  • Pursuing Kirk Cousins should be a necessity for the Jets

    SNY TV "There is an inherent danger that teams searching for a quarterback always face. Choose the wrong guy, and the damage to a franchise can be severe and long-lasting. It was perfectly described last week by new Giants GM Dave Gettleman as "Quarterback Hell." It's where the Jets have resided for..." January 30

  • Kirk Cousins prefers to remain with Redskins, open to signing elsewhere

    Sportsnaut "One of the biggest stories of the NFL offseason will be the future home of Washington Redskins quarterback and Pro Bowler Kirk Cousins. Coming off yet another tremendous season, Cousins will likely hit free agency in March. The team has franchised him each of the past two years, something that..." January 30

  • Denver to pursue Kirk Cousins, but may need to lose one of top two WRs

    Clutch Points "Heading into the offseason, the Denver Broncos have a clear-cut plan of looking to upgrade their troublesome quarterback position. One of their options quickly gaining steam is possibly acquiring Kirk Cousins through free agency. However, Troy Renck of Denver7 is reporting that this will..." January 29

  • Report: 'More likely than not' that Cousins signs with Broncos

    247 Sports "And now, for your daily Kirk Cousins update. Upon speaking to those in the know at this week's Senior Bowl practices, Eric Galko of the Sporting News holds steadfast in his belief that Cousins will sign with the Broncos. This, after the rumor mill on Wednesday churned out word they'll make a..." January 26

  • NFL Insider Says Alex Smith and Kirk Cousins Being Targeted by Surprise Team

    12 Up "Quarterbacks Kirk Cousins and Alex Smith are going to be the talk of this upcoming offseason. There are plenty of QB-needy teams entering this offseason, however, we may have a surprise suitor for both players in the coming months. According to NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Jacksonville..." January 25

  • Jay Gruden: If we get Kirk Cousins for one year, it’s one year

    NBC Sports "Jay Gruden sounds like he might be ready to again coach Kirk Cousins on a one-year contract, whether he likes it or not. "Whatever happens, happens. We’re going to coach whoever is in the building, and if we get (Cousins) for a one-year, it’s a one year," Gruden told NBC Sports Washington (full..." January 23

  • Kirk Cousins could land more than $25M annually on open market

    247 Sports "If the Denver Broncos hope to acquire Kirk Cousins, they're going to need the ol' Brinks truck. Or two. has calculated the market value of Cousins' next contract, which is projected to pay him $128,167,080 over five seasons -- or $25.6 million per year. This conclusion was drawn..." January 23

  • Redskins QB Kirk Cousins Headed For A Third Franchise Tag?

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, some in league circles believe the Redskins will use the franchise tag on QB Kirk Cousins for the third consecutive year. If Washington does, in fact, go this route, it would run them 44 percent more than the $23.94 million they paid Cousins in..." January 22

  • Former Redskins GM Scot McCloughan gives Kirk Cousins a tepid endorsement

    NBC Sports Washington "Former Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan was on a Denver radio station recently. In case you haven’t heard, many Broncos fans are very anxious for their team to bring in Kirk Cousins to be their quarterback. They likely were looking for McCloughan, who was the GM in Washington for the..." January 19

  • Why Jets should target Redskins' Kirk Cousins

    Newark Star-Ledger "Mike Maccagnan made the right move last year. It's one of his few home runs hit as Jets' general manager. Ex-Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon was the hot name on the free-agent market, and the Jets were interested at their price. They pursued Glennon, but when the Bears put a three-year, $45..." January 11

  • Report | Kirk Cousins not afraid of joining Browns

    Fanrag Sports "Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins apparently does not fear the Cleveland Browns. According to Albert Breer of the MMQB, Cousins would “seriously consider” joining the Browns should he become a free agent this offseason. Cousins has gone through the process of being franchise tagged..." January 11

  • Redskins Coach Jay Gruden doesn’t want another one-year deal for Kirk Cousins

    Washington Post "Two years of unceasing questions about Kirk Cousins’s contractual future have been exhausting for everyone: for fans, teammates, media members, sports-radio hosts, sports-radio listeners, Peruvian chicken shop owners (really) and Washington Post readers so sick of these headlines that they..." January 08

  • Should the Jets pursue Kirk Cousins if he hits the market?

    SNY TV "Plenty of attention this year has been on the Jets positioning themselves to potentially select their quarterback of the future in the draft. With the sixth pick in hand and the consensus top five QB prospects all having thrown their name into the hat for April's draft, they seem to be well-placed..." January 08

  • Kirk Cousins wants to stay in Washington: ‘Dream come true’

    Sportsnaut "Kirk Cousins says he would love to stay in Washington, if things work out between himself and the organization heading into the 2018 NFL offseason. Speaking with media on Friday, Cousins called being a quarterback in Washington a “dream come true,” while acknowledging things aren’t simple when it..." January 05

  • Jay Gruden wasn't overly critical of Kirk Cousins, but he was honest

    NBC Sports Washington "A pause can say a lot. Asked to describe Kirk Cousins' 2017 season, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden paused. After the coach took a second to collect his thoughts, he gave an honest answer (full video above). "When you’re 7-9, you know it’s hard to say, ‘Wow, this guy really was..." January 02

  • Kirk Cousins reveals when he’ll shed light on his free agency

    New York Post "Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins knew exactly what was coming. Not so much from the Giants defense during the game but from the inquiring-mind media types afterward. As one of the hot names on the NFL free-agency list, Cousins was aware his future and not his immediate past would be..." January 01

  • Jay Gruden: Kirk Cousins doesn't owe me anything

    ESPN "Jay Gruden repeated what he's said a number of times over the past couple years: He wants Kirk Cousins back as the Washington Redskins quarterback. That's not a secret, nor is it a surprise. There's a chance Sunday could be Cousins' last game in a Redskins uniform. There's also a chance he and..." December 28

  • Jay Gruden on Kirk Cousins’ free agency: ‘Hopefully he’ll be with us’

    Sportsnaut "Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is expected to be one of the most talked-about free agents of the looming NFL offseason. Speaking on NBC Sports Washington, coach Jay Gruden noted that he wants Cousins back, although he did note that it might not happen. “Obviously you like to..." December 27

  • Kirk Cousins may be playing his last home game at FedEx Field (again)

    NBC Sports Washington "Kirk Cousins has been here before, three times in fact. On Sunday, the Redskins quarterback will play in what might be his last game wearing the home colors at FedEx Field. As you may have heard, his contract is up at the end of the year and his future is very much up in the air. “I’ve had..." December 21

  • Broncos have high praise for potential free-agent target Kirk Cousins

    Clutch Points "The Denver Broncos have a glaring problem at the quarterback position. The team currently has three quarterbacks on the roster (Brock Osweiler, Paxton Lynch, and Trevor Siemian) that were all at one point promising prospects, but now it appears John Elway and company will be looking for a new..." December 21

  • How Redskins' injuries are plunging Kirk Cousins' stats

    NBC Sports Washington "Kirk Cousins just did something he has never done before, and it’s not something good. The Redskins quarterback passed for 196 yards against the Cardinals on Sunday. That comes on the heels of a 151-yard passing performance against the Chargers. This marks the first time that Cousins has thrown..." December 18

  • Redskins QB Kirk Cousins says his mind isn’t on the future

    Clutch Points "Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has a ton on the line the next few weeks, but the gunslinger is claiming none of it is on his mind. According to the signal-caller, the future is all the way off in the distance, and while he understands its importance, he can only control the right..." December 07

  • NFL Network crew rips Kirk Cousins; quarterback declines to fire back

    Washington Post "Some viewers were taken by surprise late Thursday night when NFL Network’s panel of former stars took aim at Kirk Cousins following Washington’s brutal 38-14 loss in Dallas. The team was sloppy in countless ways during the game — and Cousins cost his team dearly by fumbling the ball on a..." December 01

  • Kirk Cousins, Jay Gruden defend Redskins’ effort vs. Cowboys

    Sporting News "Prior to Thursday night the Dallas Cowboys were the team catching grief for pitiful performances over the last three weeks. But by the end of the night it was the Washington Redskins defending themselves after an ugly 38-14 loss. Washington simply played sloppy football. The Redskins turned the..." December 01