Kirk Cousins RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Jordan Reed on Redskins’ offseason: ‘First of all, we got to bring Kirk back’

    Washington Post "Redskins tight end Jordan Reed has an idea for how his team can improve an offseason that, to this point, hasn’t inspired a whole lot of confidence that Washington will be a winning team for the third consecutive year in 2017. Asked Saturday what the Redskins need to do to get back to the..." February 14

  • Five likeliest landing spots for Kirk Cousins

    Sportsnaut "There promises to be a ton of drama surrounding Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins before that entire contract situation plays out. Coming off a 2016 campaign that saw him throw for nearly 5,000 yards with 29 total touchdowns and 12 interceptions, Cousins continues to prove himself to be..." February 12

  • Kirk Cousins could get paid more than Andrew Luck

    Yardbarker "Kirk Cousins looks like he will be in line for a major pay day. Cousins was franchise-tagged by Washington last season and had his second straight strong year. He followed up a 29-touchdown season in 2015 by throwing for 25 scores and nearly 5,000 yards in 2016. Now he’s a free agent again..." February 11

  • Is There a Front Office Rift in Washington That Could Affect Signing Kirk Cousins?

    The Big Lead "Kirk Cousins’ impending contract decision will be one of the story lines of this offseason. Washington has a little over a month to negotiate a deal, use the franchise tag for the second consecutive year, or let him enter free agency. It sounds like not everyone is on the same page in what to..." February 11

  • Kirk Cousins being franchise tagged by Washington ‘remains a high likelihood’

    Washington Post "The Redskins just came off of back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in 20 years, right? So, what is that smell? The expected, refreshing, raise-your-hands-if-you’re-sure aroma of optimism is missing. Instead, I keep catching whiffs of uneasy, nervous perspiration. A desperate..." February 09

  • Kirk Cousins Shoves Volunteer Official At Charity Flag Football Game

    Deadspin "We’ve illustrated Kirk Cousins’s legendary competitiveness a few times, but the Washington QB may have taken it a bit far today at a charity flag football game when he got very angry and shoved a volunteer official. A witness who was on the field at the time reports Cousins went apoplectic..." February 05

  • Redskins’ Kirk Cousins says a long-term deal would give him ‘full freedom to lead’

    Washington Post "Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has been asked several times this offseason about his future in Washington, and he’s given a response similar to what he told reporters at the Pro Bowl last week every time. “They’ve got the cards, and they’re holding them,” Cousins said of the Redskins, who..." February 03

  • Cousins doesn't mind 49ers rumors

    Pro Football Talk "Quarterback Kirk Cousins is making the Super Bowl Radio Row rounds, and he was asked during an appearance on San Francisco’s KNBR about the 49ers having interest in potentially making a trade for him. “It’s good to be wanted,” Cousins said. “So hopefully down the road there will be people..." February 03

  • Jon Gruden on Kirk Cousins: You can win with him, and he's due a huge contract

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "It's always interesting to hear what Jon Gruden thinks of Kirk Cousins. Broadcasting the Pro Bowl Sunday night, Gruden gushed about the Redskins passer when Cousins entered the game in the fourth quarter. Gruden called Cousins "far and away their best player" and said that while the Redskins..." January 30

  • Redskins QB Kirk Cousins says he'd play on franchise tag again

    ESPN "Pro Bowl quarterback Kirk Cousins isn't sure what the Washington Redskins are thinking, with regard to his contract. But Cousins made it clear Thursday that he's willing to play on a one-year franchise tag if that option is presented for a second straight season. "We will cross that bridge when..." January 26

  • Washington president Bruce Allen: 'Kirk is our quarterback'

    Washington Post "Redskins President Bruce Allen suggested Tuesday that Washington’s quarterbacking future is clear, saying in a radio interview that Kirk Cousins “is our quarterback.” Cousins played under the franchise tag in 2016, and the team faces myriad options moving forward, from signing the quarterback..." January 25

  • Kirk Cousins would love to stay “if the decision-makers let that happen”

    Pro Football Talk "Jay Gruden said he “totally” anticipates that Kirk Cousins will be his quarterback in 2017 and Redskins team president Bruce Allen said Cousins is “our quarterback”, which would seem to make it highly unlikely that Cousins is going to be playing for anyone else next season. Cousins doesn’t..." January 25

  • Jay Gruden expects to have Kirk Cousins back next season

    Larry Brown Sports "There are questions about whether or not Kirk Cousins will be back in Washington next season, but Jay Gruden doesn’t seem concerned. The Washington head coach told reporters at the Senior Bowl on Tuesday that he expects to have his quarterback back. Washington placed the franchise tag on..." January 24

  • Kirk Cousins will replace Matt Ryan in Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins will replace Super Bowl-bound Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan in the Pro Bowl, John Keim of reported on Monday. You like that? Cousins is making his first trip to the Pro Bowl after throwing for 4,917 yards and 25 touchdowns in 2016." January 23

  • Browns could join 49ers in pursuit of Cousins

    Yardbarker "It’s looking like the Washington Redksins are going to have some stiff competition to keep Kirk Cousins, if that’s what they intend on doing. However, that isn’t a given according to a report by Jason Cole of Bleacher Report. According to sources within the Redskins organization, per Cole, the..." January 23

  • Redskins players in dark about future of Kirk Cousins

    Sportsnaut "If you’re a Washington Redskins fan and have no idea what the team will do with free agent Kirk Cousins, join the club. The players don’t either. In a podcast with CSN Mid-Atlantic’s JP Finlay, Washington defensive lineman A.J. Francis shared that the team is out of the loop. “No one outside..." January 22

  • 49ers could pursue Kirk Cousins

    Larry Brown Sports "Quarterback Kirk Cousins will have no shortage if suitors of the Washington Redskins decline to use their exclusive franchise tag on him. One of those suitors, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, would be the San Francisco 49ers. That’s in part because of the presence of incoming coach..." January 22

  • 49ers could target Cousins in trade that includes No. 2 overall pick

    12 Up "Woah, woah, woah, could the wheels actually be turning the right way in San Francisco? As the team continues to search for not only a new coach, but a new general manager as well, they are already looking towards a solution that could get this team back to a competitive level as quickly as..." January 21

  • Josh Norman argues why Redskins need Kirk Cousins

    Sporting News "Josh Norman wants to make sure Kirk Cousins stays with the Redskins. The cornerback argued with Fox Sports' Colin Cowherd, Jason Whitlock and Cris Carter about the team's struggles to make the playoffs shouldn't be completely put on Cousins. "We got to help him out of defense, and stop..." January 19

  • McVay: You can 'win a championship with' Kirk Cousins "Sean McVay is no longer Kirk Cousins' coach, but he's becoming the quarterback's best cheerleader -- and tangentially a spokesman for leverage in future contract negotiations. The Los Angeles Rams' new coach gushed about his former quarterback, saying on WTEM-AM in Washington on Tuesday that..." January 18

  • Will 49ers be in play for Kirk Cousins?

    Pro Football Talk "With the 49ers planning to hire Kyle Shanahan to coach the team and currently having a quarterback depth chart that consists of Colin Kaepernick, Blaine Gabbert, and Christian Ponder, the next question becomes whether the 49ers will make a play for Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins. In 2012,..." January 18

  • Kirk Cousins doesn’t sound willing to do a team-friendly deal

    Pro Football Talk "Washington G.M. Scot McCloughan essentially wants quarterback Kirk Cousins to negotiate like Tom Brady. Instead, Cousins seems to be prepared to negotiate like Peyton Manning. Unfortunately for Washington, Cousins is a long way from playing like either. Regardless of where he currently ranks..." January 03

  • Kirk Cousins’ financial future hinges in part on playoff berth

    Pro Football Talk "Back when Washington seemed to be rocketing toward a second straight postseason appearance, conflicting reports emerged regarding whether the team would apply the franchise tag to quarterback Kirk Cousins for a second straight year. As PFT reported at the time, all of the reports were incorrect;..." December 25

  • 3 reasons why Kirk Cousins will be NFL's highest-paid player

    CBS Sports "Ideally, the NFL's highest paid player is the game's best player. Contracts don't necessarily work that way. There are several factors, including timing, willingness to use leverage and playing position that help determine the NFL's salary hierarchy. Joe Flacco forced the Ravens to briefly make..." December 14

  • Washington won’t decide on Cousins until after the season ends

    Pro Football Talk "The current scoreboard regarding reports that Washington will use the franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins in 2017 is 2-1, with Adam Schefter of ESPN recently joining Jason La Canfora of CBS in claiming that the team is likely to apply the tag if a long-term deal isn’t reached and Albert..." November 28

  • Redskins will use franchise tag on Cousins absent long-term deal

    ESPN "If the Washington Redskins cannot reach a long-term deal with Kirk Cousins before free agency opens in March, they will place the franchise tag on the quarterback, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN. Cousins is being paid a guaranteed $19.95 million in 2016 after he became the..." November 27

  • Kirk Cousins set to draw at least $20 million annually "Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan is going to pay for doubting Kirk Cousins' value as the face of the franchise this past offseason. Entering Thursday's marquee showdown at Dallas, Cousins boasted the highest passer rating of any quarterback in his last 20 starts, per NFL..." November 26

  • Redskins Would Franchise Tag Kirk Cousins in 2017

    NFL Spinzone "Currently playing on the franchise tag, Washington Redskins young quarterback Kirk Cousins is doing his best to prove to Scot McCloughan that he is the face of this franchise. Cousins completed 21-of-30 passes for 375 yards and three scores in an electric win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday..." November 24

  • How You Like Kirk Cousins Now?

    The Ringer "I guess we now know who Kirk Cousins has been yelling at. Washington’s quarterback admitted earlier this week that he wishes he’d delivered his message to general manager Scot McCloughan in private, but thankfully for all of us, Cousins screamed, “HOW YOU LIKE ME NOW?” at his GM on national..." November 23

  • Is It Time for Washington to Give Kirk Cousins Franchise QB Money?

    Bleacher Report "The bill is about to become due for the Washington Redskins. Figuratively and literally. When the 2016 season ends, if the team hasn’t signed quarterback Kirk Cousins to a new contract or franchise-tagged him, Cousins would become the hottest commodity at the position, and certainly a..." November 22

  • Kirk Cousins: 'How you like me now' shout wasn't message for GM

    ESPN "Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins said his latest postgame catchphrase -- the "how do you like me now?" shout directed at general manager Scot McCloughan -- didn't carry any hidden message. As Cousins ran off the field following Sunday's win over the Green Bay Packers, he stopped and..." November 22

  • Joe Theismann: Kirk Cousins better than Joe Flacco, Jay Cutler, Matthew Stafford

    Sportsnaut "Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann is a huge fan of current Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins, who has been on fire of late. “I think he’s been playing fantastic football,” Theismann said, via TMZ Sports. “The thing about Kirk, and about the position, really, is how..." November 22

  • As free agency approaches, Cousins thinks he’s proving himself

    Pro Football Talk "After having a big game in a big win over the Packers on Sunday night, Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins had something to say to the man who may sign him to a big contract in the offseason. Cousins approached Washington General Manager Scot McCloughan after the game and yelled, “How you like..." November 21

  • Kirk Cousins is going to get paid, even with somewhat mixed results

    Fanrag Sports "For fans of the Washington Redskins, it’s been somewhat of an emotional roller coaster at times with quarterback Kirk Cousins. Fortunately, his play seems to be trending upward, which means two different things. The first is that the Redskins have a real chance to contend for a playoff spot,..." November 19

  • Kirk Cousins' looming payday is enough to make Dan Snyder say, 'Oooo-wee'

    CBS Sports "A little less than one year ago I wrote this introduction to a Sunday column: Jay Gruden is keeping his job. Kirk Cousins is going to get paid. Washington is going to win the NFC East. Yeah, the Redskins were 5-6 at the time, and that turned out to be a pretty prescient call by yours..." November 14

  • Kirk Cousins isn’t worried about getting all of his receivers equal touches

    Washington Post "Kirk Cousins threw for 301 yards in Sunday’s 20-17 loss to the Lions, but he faced a question after the game about the distribution of his targets. Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson were largely non-factors in the offense, combining for seven catches for 57 yards, despite Cousins’s most dependable..." October 25

  • Jay Gruden says Kirk Cousins 'hasn't played up to' the team's high expectations

    Fox Sports "The Washington Redskins have become the laughingstock of the NFL through two weeks. Their offense is anemic, and their defense was torn apart for not putting Josh Norman on Antonio Brown for every snap in Week 1 Kirk Cousins, however, has been the driving force behind the team’s struggles. He’s..." September 21

  • Kirk Cousins calls teammate frustrations “understandable”

    Scout "Kirk Cousins spoke for Monday morning for the first time since a report of locker room rumblings over the Washington Redskins quarterback's performance this season surfaced after the 27-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio reported, "Per a source with knowledge of the..." September 20

  • Kirk Cousins has been the NFL's worst red zone QB, and it's not close

    Fox Sports "The Washington Redskins dropped their second consecutive game to start the season Sunday, falling to the Dallas Cowboys, 27-23. The loss has created some unrest in Washington as there are reportedly players complaining about quarterback Kirk Cousins’ play. Looking at his numbers, it’s easy to..." September 19

  • Locker room grumbling begins regarding Kirk Cousins

    Pro Football Talk "Washington has fallen to 0-2, losing two games at home and sparking the first wave of grumbling among players. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, multiple offensive players have begun to complain about quarterback Kirk Cousins, pointing to a lack of decisiveness, erratic play, and..." September 19

  • Josh Norman, Kirk Cousins and the myth of the big contract

    Washington Post "Before he became the highest paid cornerback in the NFL, Josh Norman learned harsh lessons about discipline. He was once the wild child, full of ego and eager to prove himself, and it often led him to do his own thing when he was with the Carolina Panthers. His independence also left him, as..." September 17

  • Kirk Cousins thinks he’s always going to be a work in progress

    Sportsnaut "Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is coming off a career-best season. It’s a performance that saw him lead the NFL in completion percentage while tallying 4,166 yards and 34 total touchdowns. It’s also a performance that led to Cousins getting paid big time. He’s playing for a ripe..." September 15

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