Kirk Cousins RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Redskins QB Kirk Cousins does not expect to be traded

    Sportsnaut "All the talk surrounding a potential Kirk Cousins trade earlier in the offseason has died down. It now looks like Cousins will play under the franchise tag for a second consecutive season. While the Pro Bowl quarterback isn’t too happy about his current situation, he knows full well that a..." April 11

  • Washington still offering Cousins $20M, low guarantee

    Yardbarker "Kirk Cousins seems to be no closer to signing an extension with Washington today than he was several months ago, and that could be because the team has not budged from its initial offer. A report from February claimed Washington has offered Cousins a contract with an average annual value of $20..." March 31

  • Kirk Cousins, Redskins have not talked contract this year

    Sportsnaut "The entire drama surrounding quarterback Kirk Cousins and his Washington Redskins has died down a bit. Just when it looked like Cousins might be traded, the Pro Bowler signed his franchise tag tender. As of now, it sure looks like the Skins are intent on keeping him through the 2017..." March 30

  • Report: Redskins offer QB Kirk Cousins a five-year extension

    Fanrag Sports "According to a report from Albert Breer, the Washington Redskins really do think QB Kirk Cousins is the long-term answer and have offered him a five-year extension that would keep him in Washington through the 2022 season. Cousins has been franchise tagged for the second year in a row. The two..." March 30

  • Jay Gruden says QB Kirk Cousins will have to adjust to Redskins' taller wide receivers

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The Redskins have added some height to their receiving corps in free agency but that doesn’t mean that coach Jay Gruden leans strongly towards the big guys. “I like big receivers. But I also like little ones like Jamison [Crowder],” said Gruden at the NFL meetings in Phoenix. Crowder, 5-9, is..." March 30

  • Bruce Allen: Redskins committed to Cousins contract

    NFL.com "After a month filled with uncommon franchise-tag intrigue and relentless trade rumors, the Washington Redskins are presenting a unified front in their renewed commitment to Kirk Cousins. In a Tuesday interview with 980-AM in Washington, team president Bruce Allen emphasized that the..." March 29

  • Redskins President Says They Haven’t Discussed Kirk Cousins Trade With Any Team

    NFL Trade Rumors "Redskins president Bruce Allen tells JP Finley of CSN Mid-Atlantic that they’ve discussed any trades involving franchise QB Kirk Cousins this offseason, despite numerous trade rumors. “I can’t keep up with the rumors,” Allen said. “Kirk and I have talked almost a dozen times this offseason, and..." March 27

  • Report: Kirk Cousins absolutely will play for Washington in 2017

    Sportsnaut "After much smoke that Kirk Cousins might play for another team besides Washington in 2017, it appears there is absolutely no fire to this story. The writing was on the wall that this would be the inevitable turn of events when the San Francisco 49ers signed Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley in free..." March 21

  • Count Gus Frerotte as a Cousins fan

    Washington Times "Kirk Cousins passed Gus Frerotte this past season on the Washington Redskins all-time passing list in a number of categories — yardage, completions and touchdowns among them. Frerotte noticed — and was impressed. He wonders why his old team, the Redskins, weren’t equally impressed. “The..." March 17

  • Fired Redskins GM reportedly wanted to sign Cousins before 2015 season

    CBS Sports "Scot McCloughan was hired to give the Redskins front-office stability, particularly when it came to personnel evaluation and roster building. By most accounts, that’s exactly what he did, but a behind-the-scenes power struggle led to his ouster, and last week, on the first day of free agency,..." March 16

  • Redskins rejected Cousins inquiries from 3 teams; Browns not among them

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns aren't expected to make a run at Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, but three other teams have over the past 10 days or so and were immediately turned down, a league source told cleveland.com. Profootballtalk.com reported today that "per a league source, there's a growing belief in..." March 15

  • Browns may make a run at Kirk Cousins

    Pro Football Talk "Regardless of whether Kirk Cousins did or didn’t demand or request or whatever a trade from Washington, Cousins may be getting one. Per a league source, there’s a growing belief in some circles that the Browns will try to acquire Cousins via trade. Another source said that, when Cousins chose..." March 14

  • Terrelle Pryor responds to Kirk Cousins question with zinger about Browns quarterbacks

    Sportsnaut "Terrelle Pryor was introduced as a new member of the Washington Redskins Monday, and not surprisingly he was asked about Kirk Cousins. Specifically, Pryor was asked if, during his contract negotiations with the club, he had pressed Washington about Cousins’ status. His response was just..." March 13

  • Redskins QB Kirk Cousins Set To Sign Franchise Tag

    Scout "Don't count on Kirk Cousins taking snaps Week 1 as the Washington Redskins quarterback next season until he does. For now, the most basic of moves are happening so that can happen if needed. The Redskins placed the franchise tag on Cousins last month for the second straight season, ensuring the..." March 10

  • Kirk Cousins won't sign a long-term deal as long as Bruce Allen is with Redskins

    CBS Sports "Good news: Kirk Cousins signed his franchise tender Friday , which means, barring the unforeseen, he’ll be the Redskins quarterback in 2017 and will earn $23.9 million for his troubles. Bad news, at least for Redskins fans that want to see Cousins sign a long-term deal: It ain’t happening,..." March 10

  • Kirk Cousins signs franchise tag

    Pro Football Talk "Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins has signed his one-year franchise tag, which gives him a $23.9 million guaranteed salary for the 2017 season. Cousins’ agent announced the signing this morning. It had been expected that Cousins would sign the tag, just as he did last year. The signing..." March 10

  • Kirk Cousins really wants to play for the 49ers

    Sportsnaut "He might be on the verge of signing the franchise tag Washington handed him. Redskins owner Daniel Snyder might not want to trade him to the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers themselves have added two quarterbacks (Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley) in free agency. But in no way does this mean that..." March 10

  • Kirk Cousins reportedly told not to get his hopes up after asking Redskins for trade

    CBS Sports "Kirk Cousins, the man who brought us “YOU LIKE THAT?!” during the 2015 season, has had his words come back to haunt him. The Redskins quarterback does not, in fact, like that he is stuck in Washington, and all indications are that he wants to play for the 49ers, where he would be reunited with..." March 09

  • Kirk Cousins appeals to Dan Snyder for trade

    ESPN "Quarterback Kirk Cousins has recently appealed to Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, asking for a trade without a long-term contract in place, league and team sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Snyder told Cousins that he should not anticipate a trade, sources said, and the quarterback is..." March 09

  • 49ers are ‘likely’ to acquire Kirk Cousins

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins may remain with Washington and play under the franchise tag once again in 2017, but that could be his last season with the team — if he even makes it that far. Michael Silver of NFL.com said Tuesday that he considers it “more likely than not” that Cousins will end up with the San..." March 07

  • NFL Network 3-way trade rumor was fake news?

    Rotoworld "Appearing on 106.7 The Fan in D.C., the Washington Post's Mike Jones referred to NFL Network's "report" of a three-way trade involving Kirk Cousins, Tony Romo, and the 49ers as "fake." Jones seems to believe Redskins president Bruce Allen used NFL Network's Ian Rapoport as a mouthpiece to..." March 06

  • If Kirk Cousins stays put, 49ers interested in Mike Glennon

    San Jose Mercury News "Quarterbacks connected with the 49ers by reports gained a member Sunday, as Mike Glennon was added to the list. The former Tampa Bay quarterback is expected to be pursued by San Francisco if the team cannot acquire Kirk Cousins from Washington, according to the Sacramento Bee. Rumors are..." March 06

  • Kirk Cousins, wife announce they're expecting 1st child

    USA Today "While the Washington Redskins announced they put their franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins for the second consecutive year — although this one is exclusive — another exciting announcement came for the Cousins family this week. Kirk and his wife, Julie, told the world they are expecting..." March 04

  • Kirk Cousins hasn’t signed his franchise tender yet

    Pro Football Talk "Last year, Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins move quickly to accept a one-year, $19.95 million franchise tender from the team. This year, not. Per a source with knowledge of the situations, Cousins has not yet applied pen to paper, four days after Washington extended a one-year, $23.94..." March 04

  • Possibility of a three-way trade involving Kirk Cousins, Tony Romo

    Pro Football Talk "Well, this would shake things up. In the wildest permutation of the quarterback dominoes falling we’ve heard to date, we have a report that a three-way trade could be discussed which would include Washington, San Francisco and Dallas and presumably keep Tony Romo in the NFC East. According..." March 04

  • Redskins & Kirk Cousins’ Reps Discussed Long-Term Deal This Week, WAS Offering $20M Per

    NFL Trade Rumors "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,..." March 02

  • Kirk Cousins' trade value and the NFL-wide impact of the drama in D.C.

    ESPN "Kirk Cousins will surprise you. Just when you think you've got the Washington quarterback figured out, he does something entirely unexpected and flips your entire perception of his future. Cousins was a mess for years, a turnover machine whose most appealing quality to Washington fans was the..." March 01

  • Report: Redskins want huge return to trade QB Kirk Cousins

    Fanrag Sports "The Washington Redskins used the franchise tag on QB Kirk Cousins today, meaning they’ll have to pay him almost $24M in 2017 – but also meaning he won’t be a free agent. It also makes it so they can still trade him this year. According to NBC’s Mike Florio: “One source with knowledge of the..." February 28

  • 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan expected to ‘push hard’ to trade for Kirk Cousins

    UPI "If Kirk Cousins had his way, he would be the starting quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers next season. Cousins' preferred destination is San Francisco according to ESPN, largely because of his desire to play for former Washington Redskins offensive coordinator and new 49ers coach Kyle..." February 28

  • Redskins place exclusive franchise tag on Kirk Cousins

    CBS Sports "The Redskins have used the franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins for the second time in as many offseasons, the team announced Tuesday. The move isn’t a surprise given reports that the team isn’t sure about committing franchise-quarterback money to Cousins over the long term, even if that..." February 28

  • Kevin Durant weighs in on Kirk Cousins’ contract situation: ‘He’s the future’

    Washington Post "Kevin Durant may not have wanted to come back to Washington to play for the Wizards, but he lives and dies with every snap the Redskins play. So, naturally, the superstar forward has thoughts about what his favorite team should do with Kirk Cousins. And while the debate rages in his hometown..." February 28

  • Kirk Cousins would accept a trade only to the 49ers

    Pro Football Talk "As Washington closes in on the deadline for deciding whether to apply the franchise tag for a second straight year to quarterback Kirk Cousins, the tag-and-trade option continues to percolate. If Washington goes that route, however, it won’t have many options. John Keim of ESPN.com reports that..." February 28

  • Report: Redskins could move on from Kirk Cousins, 49ers potential landing spot

    Sportsnaut "The saga of one Kirk Cousins is seemingly never ending. We’ve read reports suggesting that Cousins doesn’t want to play for the Washington Redskins long term. This has come at the same time that some within the Redskins’ brass apparently don’t view him as a long-term solution. All the while, it..." February 22

  • DeSean Jackson wants to play with a great QB, and says Kirk Cousins fits that

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Like a point guard and a shooter or a pitcher and a catcher, a quarterback and a wide receiver rely on each other. Free-agent-to-be DeSean Jackson understands that, and it's clear that the skill level of the signal caller will factor in to his decision when it's time to sign his next contract this..." February 21

  • Kirk Cousins reportedly won't sign new contract before franchise tag deadline

    CBS Sports "Leverage is everything when it comes to contracts in the NFL. And for Kirk Cousins, in his negotiations with the Redskins as a top NFL free agent to be, there isn’t a better piece of leverage than the franchise tag the Redskins will be required to place on him if they want to maintain his..." February 21

  • Rams could be interested in Kirk Cousins if Jared Goff flops in 2017

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Redskins are likely to use the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins if they cannot work out a long-term deal, but the quarterback will have no shortage of suitors if he does end up hitting free agency. With Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay — two former Redskins offensive coordinators who..." February 19

  • Kirk Cousins does not want to be with Redskins

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins’s long-term commitment to Washington may not be that solid. According to Jason Reid of ESPN, “former Redskins officials” believe Cousins wans to ultimately leave the team, and would prefer to be franchise tagged to avoid a long-term commitment. Cousins has indicated that..." February 17

  • Former Redskins officials believe Kirk Cousins does not want to be with the team

    Sportsnaut "The Washington Redskins are facing a deadline in two weeks. Between now and March 1, the team must decide whether it will place the franchise tag on Pro Bowl quarterback Kirk Cousins. There’s a lot that goes into this decision. Does Washington want to guarantee Cousins north of $23 million for..." February 17

  • ‘Internal resistance’ in Washington to giving Kirk Cousins franchise tag

    Sportsnaut "The Washington Redskins can place the franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins at any point right now. The window for them doing so opened earlier this week and remains open until the start of March. For a while now, it’s been a foregone conclusion that the Redskins would do this. Heck, even..." February 16

  • No Progress Between Redskins, Kirk Cousins

    Pro Football Rumors "The beginning of free agency on March 9 is just over three weeks away, but the Redskins and the most valuable unsigned player in the NFL, quarterback Kirk Cousins, still haven’t made progress toward a long-term agreement, reports Mike Jones of the Washington Post. Talks between the two sides are..." February 15

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