Kirk Cousins RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kirk Cousins has excellent take on franchise tag

    Sportsnaut "Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins understands what’s at stake this upcoming season as he plays it out under the franchise tag. Cousins realizes that Washington isn’t exactly sold on him as a long-term starter at this time. That the team used the franchise tag on him this year shows a..." July 27

  • McCloughan hopes Cousins is Redskins’ QB for ‘a long time’

    CSN Washington "Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 21, seven days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 193 days ago. It will be 53 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Preseason..." July 21

  • Redskins' top pre-deadline offer to Cousins was $16M per year

    The Score "Prior to last Friday's deadline to sign franchise-tagged players, the Washington Redskins' best offer to quarterback Kirk Cousins was worth $16 million per season with about $24 million guaranteed, reports NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. The two sides were not expected to land a long-term deal..." July 17

  • Franchise tag not a bad deal for Cousins, Jeffery, Berry and Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "NFL players don’t like getting the franchise tag, and it’s easy to understand why: The franchise tag keeps them from finding out how much money they’d actually command on a free market. But for the four players who will play this season on the franchise tag, it’s not a bad deal. Washington..." July 16

  • Report: Washington offer to Kirk Cousins came in at $16 million per year

    Sportsnaut "Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins has reportedly turned down an offer for $16 million per season with $24 million in guarantees and will play on the franchise tag in 2016. He’s making a horrible decision, especially since his one good season doesn’t even really justify more than just a..." July 15

  • Kirk Cousins will play 2016 on Franchise Tag

    Hogs Haven "Not many people actually expected this deal to get done, but it's now official, no long-term deal for Kirk Cousins this year. He will play the 2016 season on the franchise tag and earn $19.95 million this season. The Redskins were reportedly only offering him slightly more guaranteed money over..." July 15

  • There will be no deal by July 15 for Kirk Cousins

    Pro Football Talk "As various franchise-tagged players prepare to hammer out long-term contracts with negotiations driven by the deadline of 4:00 p.m. ET on July 15, one franchise-tagged player won’t have to worry about playing beat the clock. For Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins, the deadline is irrelevant;..." July 08

  • Why the Redskins Shouldn't Sign Kirk Cousins to a Long-Term Deal Yet

    Bleacher Report "The struggle of supporting any one team in any one sport is that you’re constantly viewing the league landscape through a specific lens. That's why right now if you’re a Washington Redskins fan, getting to the truth of the Kirk Cousins contract question requires doing something that goes against..." July 04

  • Kirk Cousins fires a shot at Robert Griffin III with a wedding photo

    Sporting News "Kirk Cousins has always been a chip-on-his-shoulder guy. We know this. The Redskins drafted Robert Griffin III and the former Michigan State QB in the same year, spending three first rounders and a second in a trade with the Rams to move up to No. 2 overall and select Griffin — before drafting..." June 30

  • Kirk Cousins, Redskins unlikely to agree to long-term deal?

    Sportsnaut "The Washington Redskins and Kirk Cousins have 17 days to reach a long-term contract agreement. In an interview on ESPN 980, Adam Schefter expressed doubt that the two sides will come to an agreement, saying that negotiations are “too tricky.” Schefter thinks Cousins is more likely to bet on..." June 30

  • Redskins Are 'Behind' Kirk Cousins Heading Into 2016 Season "The Washington Redskins want to keep quarterback Kirk Cousins on the roster for the foreseeable future, but the team also wants to make sure that all 53 players on the active roster are in thought, too, before potentially signing him to the right deal. Speaking to ESPN 980 on Tuesday morning,..." June 22

  • Kirk Cousins thanks fan for using 'You like that?' quote in yearbook

    The Score "Before last season, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins was only known as the quiet mild-mannered backup to Robert Griffin III. That was, until he made his abrupt introduction to the media, following a comeback win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in October." June 12

  • Kirk Cousins: “No progress” on new contract

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "With roughly a month to go until the deadline for signing a long-term extension, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins indicated that much work remains. “No progress to speak of,” Cousins at his football camp in Lorton, Va., on Saturday. Cousins is under contract with the Redskins for the 2016..." June 12

  • Redskins’ Gruden is trying to make things difficult on Cousins

    CSN Washington "It’s generally a mistake to read too much into performances that take place in shorts and football helmets. For one thing, not everyone participates and players are often going up against reserves and others who just hope to make the roster so they can be reserves. Also, contact is such an..." June 09

  • Is Kirk Cousins Destined For The "System QB" Label?

    Hogs Haven "Sports Illustrated writer Andy Benoit recently mused over his 2016 QB rankings in an interview with Breaking Burgundy's Ben Standig. When asked about where Kirk Cousins falls after a historic Redskins season, Benoit had this to say: I actually did that one the other day . . . and I had him come..." June 07

  • Kirk Cousins sees “a great weapon in the red zone” in Josh Doctson

    Pro Football Talk "Washington’s first-round draft pick, Josh Doctson, has received quarterback Kirk Cousins‘ seal of approval. Cousins said he has been studying up on Doctson to find out what kind of target he’ll be, and Cousins is already excited about the possibilities for finding Doctson in the end zone. “I..." May 29

  • Kirk Cousins said he expects 2015 fourth-round WR Jamison Crowder to make a sophomore jump

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Kirk Cousins says he's excited about up-and-coming receivers Jamison Crowder and Josh Doctson and what they'll add to the Redskins’ offense in 2016. Cousins expects Crowder, who turns 23 next month, to make a significant jump in his second NFL offseason following a breakout rookie..." May 28

  • Did Kirk Cousins just sabotage his new contract by implying he's an 'average' QB?

    USA Today "Kirk Cousins’ agent isn’t doing a good job of coaching his client on what not to say in the middle of contract negotiations. Cousins, in an interview with the Redskins’ official website, verbalized every Washington fan’s greatest fear when it comes to handing the 27-year-old a large contract..." May 20

  • Eagles safety makes bold statement about Kirk Cousins

    247 Sports "How well did Kirk Cousins play during the second half of the 2015 season? Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins can tell you. Jenkins explained in an interview surrounding Cousins being named among the Top 100 players in the NFL for 2015. “In the back half of the season,” Jenkins..." May 15

  • Redskins GM wants Cousins on long-term deal, unsure if it can happen in 2016

    The Score "Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan has consistently said the team wants to sign quarterback Kirk Cousins to a long-term deal, but whether or not it can happen before the July 15 deadline is up in the air. "I can't answer that. I don't know for sure, but we would love to get it..." May 03

  • Redskins GM: Cousins contract talks have been 'positive'

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Scot McCloughan characterized the ongoing negotiations with Kirk Cousins as “positive,” but the Redskins’ general manager also hinted that much work remains. “We’re still in discussions and they’re positive,” McCloughan said Monday at Redskins Park. “You know, it takes both sides to get to an..." April 26

  • 'Skins GM on Cousins: 'Let me overpay him if he's good' "Kirk Cousins will make more than $19 million in 2016 after starting just one full NFL season. Some criticism fluttered about when the Washington Redskins slapped the tag on Cousins, paying him a boatload with so few starts, but general manager Scot McCloughan had little choice. Given the dearth..." April 12

  • Redskins' Cousins 'very content' to play under franchise tag

    Washington Post "By accepting the Redskins franchise tag earlier this month, Kirk Cousins narrowed down his options to two: either he’ll play for Washington next season for $19.95 million, or he’ll sign a long-term contract with the team. The former would offer Washington’s quarterback a hefty 2016 payday and the..." March 18

  • Redskins expect to resume long-term contract talks with Cousins

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The Redskins and quarterback Kirk Cousins are expected to resume negotiations on a long-term extension once the free agent signing period slows down, according to team president Bruce Allen. Earlier this month, the Redskins used the franchise tag to retain Cousins, who promptly signed the..." March 12

  • Chris Cooley: Robert Griffin III ‘was never willing to be friends with Kirk Cousins’

    Washington Post "Robert Griffin III is gone from the Redskins after four wildly up-and-down seasons, but it’s hard to make a clean break from someone who had such an outsized influence on your franchise. And so expect the stories (and headlines) about Griffin’s tenure here to continue for weeks if not longer, as..." March 09

  • Cooley: RG3 'was never willing to be friends with Kirk Cousins'

    The Score "The Robert Griffin III era officially came to a close on Monday after the Washington Redskins released the former second overall pick and naturally, stories about his downfall and struggles within the organization began to surface. Griffin leaves a team that appears set on quarterback Kirk..." March 08

  • Kirk Cousins' offseason drug test goes awry at his in-laws' house

    The Score "Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins isn't shy about sharing details of his life on social media, even in potentially embarrassing situations. He used his Twitter account to break the news of him officially signing his franchise tender on Thursday, and he followed that up Friday with an..." March 05

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is signing his franchise tender Thursday morning. Wasting no time.

  • Agent says Kirk Cousins accepts Redskins' franchise tender

    ESPN "Kirk Cousins' agent said the quarterback has accepted the Washington Redskins' franchise tender, giving him a one-year contract for next season. Agent Mike McCartney announced the move on his Twitter account. Cousins plans to sign Washington's one-year, non-exclusive tender of $19.95 million..." March 03

  • Redskins, Cousins $4 million apart on annual average

    The Score "Kirk Cousins will be under center for the Washington Redskins next season, but his long-term future remains in doubt. The Redskins placed the franchise tag on Cousins ahead of Tuesday's deadline, ensuring he won't hit free agency, but the two sides are continuing to negotiate a long-term..." March 02

  • Washington Redskins to franchise tag Kirk Cousins "The Washington Redskins will place the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, per a source informed of their thinking." March 01

  • Washington is rolling the dice if Kirk Cousins gets transition tag

    SB Nation "Washington isn't going to let Kirk Cousins reach free agency, but the team may allow the quarterback to negotiate with other teams if it uses the transition tag on him. That is a move the team is leaning toward, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Cousins, 27, took over as the full-time..." February 29

  • What happens after the Redskins tag Cousins?

    CSN Washington "Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, February 29, nine days before the start of NFL free agency. If Cousins gets tagged tomorrow then what? It appears likely, but not certain, that the Redskins will put the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins sometime between this morning and the..." February 29

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Reasons why Kirk Cousins hasn't taken a deal yet: Redskins' initial offers were $12.5m per year, then $15m per, sources say. Tag is ~$20m.

  • Redskins will use franchise or transition tag on Cousins

    The Score "Still yet to reach a long-term deal ahead of free agency, the Washington Redskins will place either the franchise or transition tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN." February 27

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Redskins are tagging QB Kirk Cousins, per league source. Only decision left is whether team uses franchise or transition tag on him.

  • Redskins GM says he won't ruin team financially to sign Kirk Cousins

    The Score "With talks between the Washington Redskins and quarterback Kirk Cousins underway, general manager Scot McCloughan is attempting to keep expectations in check. While there appears to be mutual interest between the sides, McCloughan is adamant he won't make a bad deal just to secure a quarterback..." February 25

  • Redskins' McCloughan has 'very positive' talk with Cousins' agent

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "A couple of weeks ago the talk was all about the Redskins having broken off contract talks with Kirk Cousins’ agent. Although the conflict between the two sides may have been over dramatized it appeared that a deal was not imminent. A contract may or may not be close to being done but the two..." February 25

  • Redskins, Kirk Cousins' agent met this week to continue contract negotiations

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Talks between the Washington Redskins and quarterback Kirk Cousins continued Wednesday at the NFL combine, the annual event for college players who are about to enter the draft. Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan confirmed that he and other team representatives met with Kirk..." February 24

  • Redskins can bluff all they want, but Kirk Cousins holds all the cards

    CBS Sports "Dan Snyder can hem and haw and dig in is heels and pretend that he has a tough decision to make, but in reality he has already been check mated. His back is against the wall and his quarterback has all of the leverage and his football people know it, and he'd be a fool to let Kirk Cousins go..." February 22

  • Redskins using RG3 as 'a pawn' in Cousins contract talks

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "After not taking a single snap during the 2015 season - and with a $16 million salary taking effect after March 9 - many wonder why Robert Griffin III still finds himself on the Redskins roster. Washington could have released Griffin immediately following the Super Bowl, allowing both team and..." February 21

  • Former agent says issue with Redskins and Kirk Cousins isn't money

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "For Redskins fans wondering what might be the hold up in contract talks between Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins, look beyond the money. With the franchise tag looming, Cousins' camp knows roughly the money on the table. Considering the $19 million franchise tag as a baseline, what is most..." February 18

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    It's not contentious between the Redskins and Kirk Cousins, not at all. There just will be no long-term deal now nor anytime soon.

  • Source: Washington, Cousins haven’t broken off talks

    Pro Football Talk "Washington and the agent representing quarterback Kirk Cousins have broken off contract negotiations. Unless they haven’t. A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the two sides have not stopped talking, contrary to an ESPN report that talks have ended. The source was adamant,..." February 17

  • Report: Kirk Cousins, Redskins break off contract talks

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins have reportedly decided to put their contract discussions on hold. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Cousins and the team are no longer talking numbers — at least for now. Free agency doesn’t officially begin until March 12, so there is still plenty..." February 16

  • Placing the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins may not be such a bad idea

    Washington Post "Putting the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins wouldn’t be the worst thing for both the quarterback and the Redskins. The team can place the designation on him between Tuesday and March 1, locking up Cousins for the next year. In return, he would get around $20 million for the 2016 season. Even..." February 16

  • Report: Redskins will franchise Kirk Cousins if needed

    Sportsnaut "While Kirk Cousins is heading into free agency, fans of the Washington Redskins can rest easy. The team teportedly has no plans on letting its quarterback leave. In an interview with 106.7 The Fan’s Grant and Danny, MMQB’s Peter King said in no uncertain terms that Redskins general manager Scot..." February 02