Kirk Cousins RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Scot McCloughan prefers a long-term deal with Kirk Cousins to franchise tag

    Washington Post "Speaking publicly to the media for the first time since training camp, Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan made it clear he’d like to have Kirk Cousins return to the team this offseason. The quarterback is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the moment unless the team..." January 27

  • Redskins QB Kirk Cousins -- 'You Like That' Towels Wave In $60k for Charity

    TMZ "Huge weekend for Kirk Cousins (besides that whole playoff loss thing) ... 'cause the Washington Redskins QB helped raise nearly $60k for charity ... all thanks to his famous "You Like That" quote. Long story short ... the team asked Cousins if they could print the phrase on towels for fans to..." January 13

  • Kirk Cousins: ‘I want to be where I am wanted’

    Washington Post "As the Redskins’ 2015 regular season wound down, quarterback Kirk Cousins declined to address questions about his hopes and expectations for his next contract. Not so on Sunday. A fourth-year player, Cousins, 27, is due to become a free agent on March 15, able to market his services to any team..." January 11

  • Randall Cobb mocks Kirk Cousins’s ‘You like that!’ after Packers win

    Washington Post "It was bound to happen. At some point, the Redskins’ feel-good, “You like that”-fueled run would come to an end and an opponent would mock the phrase that Kirk Cousins made popular back in October. The run ended Sunday, with a 35-18 loss to the Packers at FedEx Field in the first round of the..." January 11

  • Cousins poised for big deal or could be franchise tagged

    NFL.com "At one point earlier this season, before the leaves fell, the Washington Redskins weren't planning on using the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins, because of the promise that it fall north of $19 million, depending on where the cap is set. Now? They've come to grips with the fact that they might need..." January 08

  • Kirk Cousins explains his baffling decision to kneel the ball before half

    USA Today "If the NFC East has demonstrated anything this season, it’s that it will at least be interesting. Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins provided a what-was-that head-scratcher that wiped off three points off the board Saturday night against the Philadelphia Eagles when he took a knee..." December 27

  • Kirk Cousins not going anywhere after NFC East title

    NFL.com "The signature drive of Washington's division-clinching victory Saturday night took 13 plays and more than half a quarter. It ended, like so many recent Redskins drives, with a feathery Kirk Cousins touchdown pass. You can call the Redskins' offense methodical or boring depending on your mood...." December 27

  • Kirk Cousins, DeSean Jackson build trust in passing game

    ESPN "The level of trust continues to grow, which is why the Washington Redskins' offense has delivered. The more quarterback Kirk Cousins trusts his receivers, and puts them in position to make plays, the tougher the Redskins’ offense is to defend. A lot of it stems from Cousins’ connection with..." December 24

  • Kirk Cousins on next contract: 'I want to be where I'm wanted'

    Yardbarker "Kirk Cousins is reaching the end of his contract with the Washington Redskins. But the quarterback isn't quite ready to start discussing what his next contract will entail — or where he might be playing. The Washington Post reported Monday that Cousins didn't want to reveal any decisions on his..." December 21

  • Kirk Cousins Files Trademark For ‘You Like That’ Phrase

    Black Sports Online "In these days and times, why not profit off one emotional and hilarious moment? Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has seen his stock soar since taking over under center — and getting the 7-7 franchise within one win in Philly, of clinching the division." December 21

  • Redskins will not let Kirk Cousins hit free agency in the offseason

    CBS Sports "Redskins starting quarterback Kirk Cousins will be back with the team in 2016, even if it requires applying the franchise tag to do so, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The club has already expressed its intent to sign Cousins long-term to his representatives. Washington's..." December 20

  • Kirk Cousins' emergence comes with a high RGIII ticket price

    Sporting News "“You like that! You like that!” And while not quite a Belichick arm flap, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins' recent post-victory, finger-pointing exuberant gif lives to fight another day after Sunday's victory over the Giants. Actually, I do. I like that quite a bit. I like that Cousins..." November 30

  • Chris Cooley says Kirk Cousins has been told he’s not getting benched

    Washington Post "If I were Kirk Cousins, I would never read anything besides the newspaper classified ads. Which wouldn’t take super long nowadays, come to think of it. This would give me more time to play Hay Day on my phone. Because here are the two things Cousins is criticized for most frequently: throwing..." November 25

  • Kirk Cousins says he’s focusing solely on Carolina, not a future contract

    Washington Post "Asked multiple times about a potential contract extension with the Washington Redskins, quarterback Kirk Cousins on Wednesday found multiple ways to say that it’s not among his concerns as he prepares for the seven games remaining in the season. “I really don’t deal with it,” Cousins said..." November 19

  • Cousins could be hot commodity as contract expires

    NFL.com "Like quarterbacks in our league so often do, Kirk Cousins went from favored curiosity to unappreciated starter to liquid-hot commodity, all in the span of about three months. He's got a catch phrase, which, after Sunday's 300-plus, four-touchdown performance, he opted not to use, and said that..." November 17

  • Embattled Kirk Cousins blocks out criticism by tuning into HGTV, NPR

    CBS Sports "Kirk Cousins throws a lot of interceptions. He has eight in six starts this season -- including two in last week's loss to the Jets. And for all the vitriol directed at Robert Griffin III, Cousins throws interceptions at twice the rate (once every 23 attempts compared to once every 46 attempts for..." October 22

  • Report: Redskins to stick with Kirk Cousins, Jay Gruden for season

    Larry Brown Sports "There have been many calls for the Washington Redskins to make a change at quarterback, but it does not look like that is going to happen any time soon. ESPN’s Britt McHenry reports that 2-4 Washington will stick with Kirk Cousins at quarterback and Jay Gruden as head coach for the season..." October 21

  • Kirk Cousins says his turnovers are not 'quite as awful' this year

    Sporting News "Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins appeared Monday on 106.7 The Fan to discuss his slow start this season. Since being named the starter, he has thrown six touchdowns in six games (one in each) and has thrown eight interceptions (four games with two). It's never good when a quarterback has more..." October 20

  • Jay Gruden keeps excusing Kirk Cousins, which he didn't do for RG3

    Yahoo! Sports "It's hard to ignore that Jay Gruden has treated the two main quarterbacks during his time as coach of the Washington Redskins much differently. Gruden's treatment of Robert Griffin III last season got a lot of attention, because he would point out his flaws. That's not something most coaches..." October 19

  • Gruden’s “windy” excuse for Cousins is a huge mistake

    Pro Football Talk "There’s a scene on the brilliant TV show Arrested Development in which protagonist Michael Bluth suggests to his younger brother Buster that he should go on the balcony, and Buster replies that he can’t because, “Mom says it’s too windy.” The joke is that Buster is a grown man who’s so sheltered..." October 19

  • Kirk Cousins continues to throw interceptions at an alarming rate

    Pro Football Talk "Kirk Cousins threw two interceptions in Thursday night’s loss to the Giants, continuing an alarming trend that began with Cousins’s very first NFL game: He throws too many interceptions, and when he throws interceptions, Washington loses. Cousins has eight career games with multiple..." September 25

  • Jay Gruden: 'No quarterback controversy whatsoever' in D.C.

    Sportsnaut "Jay Gruden appears to be suffering from a brutal case of stubbornness. Following a particularly putrid performance by Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins on "Thursday Night Football," Gruden made it crystal clear that he isn’t interested in exploring a quarterback switch at this..." September 25

  • Way too early to discuss a Cousins contract for 2016

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "We need to slow the roll on Kirk Cousins’ contract for 2016 and beyond. Former Redskins cornerback (and sometimes Comcast SportsNet analyst) Shawn Springs suggested that the team needs to sign him to an extension during the bye week in early November. Former Redskins GM Charley Casserly said on..." September 24

  • Jets inquired about trading for Redskins' Kirk Cousins

    NFL.com "Following Geno Smith's infamous broken-jaw incident on Aug. 7, the New York Jets took the temperature of potential quarterbacks available for trade. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday on NFL Network's GameDay Morning that one inquiry made while covering their basis was regarding the..." September 13

  • Redskins' Kirk Cousins: 'I don’t feel a distraction in the building'

    Sporting News "Kirk Cousins is gearing up for this week's season opener with a clear and focused mind. At a press conference following the team's Wednesday practice, the Redskins quarterback shot down speculation that Robert Griffin III’s presence around the locker room will create any distractions for the..." September 10

  • Jay Gruden says Kirk Cousins made Redskins’ QB decision easy

    Washington Post "The 2015 edition of the “The Redskins Coach’s Show With Jay Gruden” premiered Saturday on NBC 4 and there was no shortage of topics to discuss. Early in the program, Larry Michael asked Gruden how difficult it was to decide on Kirk Cousins as his team’s starting quarterback for Week 1 and..." September 08

  • Garcon: Kirk Cousins commands huddle, is a natural-born leader

    CBS Sports "Fair or not, the Robert Griffin III era in Washington appears to have reached its logical conclusion. Coach Jay Gruden announced this week that Kirk Cousins is the starter, and that Griffin's demotion isn't injury-related (he suffered a concussion in Week 2 of the preseason) but..." September 02

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    Dianna Marie Russini @diannaESPN

    Redskins have named Kirk Cousins starting QB for week 1 per source.

  • Washington name Kirk Cousins as their starting quarterback

    Chicago Sun-Times "Kirk Cousins didn’t exactly set the world alight on Saturday night as the Redskins defeated the Baltimore Ravens 31-13, but it appears he did enough to win the starting quarterback job in Washington. The Redskins will, as expected, start with Cousins in Week 1 against the Miami..." August 31

  • Kirk Cousins to start at QB for Redskins in Week 1

    CBS Sports "The Robert Griffin III era in Washington isn't officially over but its inevitable, logical conclusion may not be far off. On Friday, the doctor who cleared RG3 to play after the QB's concussion last week reversed course. Now, not only will Kirk Cousins replace Griffin in Saturday's preseason game,..." August 30

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    With RGIII out (concussion) tonight, the #Redskins will start QB Kirk Cousins. Not a surprise, he’s gotten all the second-team reps.

  • Battle for Redskins’ No. 2 quarterback job expected to last throughout camp, preseason

    Washington Post "Robert Griffin III naturally garnered much of the media/fan attention during the Redskins’ offseason practices, and because of the health and performance struggles he endured last season along with his contract situation (the fifth-year option due to him in 2016 calls for him to earn upwards of..." June 22

  • What should the Redskins do with Kirk Cousins?

    Washington Post "The Redskins have plenty of questions looming, but none carries more intrigue than the quarterback position. General manager Scot McCloughan has cautioned against giving up on Robert Griffin III prematurely. But he didn’t say that the former second overall pick would remain the starter. When..." February 13

  • Former Redskins QB thinks Cousins is on the move

    CSN Washington "As we've seen before, former Redskins QB Joe Theismann has had strong opinions on the current Redskins quarterback situation, particularly Kirk Cousins. Well, Theismann is back at it. Thursday on ESPN 980's The Sports Fix, Theismann shares that he thinks Cousins could be shipped out before the..." January 16

  • Kirk Cousins: I did not demand a trade

    CSN Washington "Kirk Cousins isn't planning to demand a trade, after all. Around noon on Monday, a local reporter tweeted, “Kirk Cousins says that if Redskins name RG3 starting QB he would like to be traded.” About two hours later, Cousins was on a conference call with the Redskins media corps, saying his..." December 30

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    Dianna Marie Russini @NBCdianna

    Kirk Cousins says that if Redskins name RG3 starting QB he would like to be traded. #Redskins

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    Aditi Kinkhabwala @AKinkhabwala

    Here in Ashburn, first individual QB drill. Robert Griffin III goes first, Colt McCoy 2nd, Kirk Cousins 3rd. Read nothing into that.

  • McCoy will get start in Week 8 if RGIII is not ready

    Covers.com "Colt McCoy will start at quarterback unless Robert Griffin III is 100 percent ready for action in Washington's Week 8 Monday Night Fooball matchup versus the Dallas Cowboys, Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced Monday. McCoy took over the reigns under center in the second half for the..." October 21

  • Jay Gruden: I don’t know why Kirk Cousins throws so many picks

    Pro Football Talk "Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins had a three-interception game against Arizona on Sunday and a four-interception game against the Giants three weeks ago. Coach Jay Gruden wishes he could explain it. “I don’t know. If I knew, I wouldn’t call those plays,” Gruden said, via the Tennessean...." October 16

  • Redskins might find that neither Robert Griffin III nor Kirk Cousins is the answer

    Washington Post "While Kirk Cousins refocuses on trying to complete passes to teammates instead of opponents, there’s a lot to consider in the Washington Redskins’ quarterback debate. Robert Griffin III or Cousins was expected to emerge with the long-term job. But after Griffin suffered yet another serious injury..." October 01

  • RG3, Kirk Cousins dilemma isn't as tasty in Washington anymore

    Fox Sports "Without taking a single snap, Robert Griffin III looks a whole lot better Friday than he did 24 hours earlier. It was nothing the ballyhooed quarterback did himself but rather what his Washington Redskins replacement failed to accomplish. Through seven quarters of relief work, Kirk Cousins..." September 26

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    Kirk Cousins replacing RGIII permanently in Wash? "Crazy things have happened in NFL," Jay Gruden said. "I'm not going to discount anything"

  • Kirk Cousins: I can be like Dalton

    ESPN "When Kirk Cousins learned the news, he knew it would be good for him. He wasn't sure if he would get on the field, not with Robert Griffin III as the Washington Redskins' quarterback. But Cousins knew that hiring Jay Gruden as coach would be a good move for him -- just because of whom he had..." September 17

  • Theismann backtracks on his Cousins-over-RGIII talk

    Pro Football Talk "Former Washington quarterback Joe Theismann recently sparked a firestorm by suggesting that, if his old team had an open competition at quarterback, Kirk Cousins would win the job over Robert Griffin III. “Let’s stop beating around the bush,” Theismann, a color analyst working for the team,..." August 26

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    Tarik El-Bashir @TarikCSN

    Allen also said the #Redskins never came close to a deal for backup QB Kirk Cousins during draft.

  • Cousins drawing interest but trade remains uncertain

    Washington Post "Several teams are interested in Washington Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins but it remained unclear in the hours before the NFL draft if any of them is willing to offer enough to convince the Redskins to trade Cousins, according to several people familiar with the situation. The..." May 08

  • Jay Gruden: No calls on Cousins

    ESPN "Kirk Cousins let it be known early in the offseason he’d welcome a trade. The Redskins let it be known they didn’t want to deal him. And perhaps that’s why Redskins coach Jay Gruden said no team has called them about the third-year quarterback. That’s fine with Gruden. Robert Griffin III is..." March 26

  • Kirk Cousins, asked about gay athletes: 'Nobody's perfect'

    Detroit Free Press "The NFL will have its first openly gay football player when Missouri defensive end Michael Sam is drafted in May. If the Washington Redskins were to draft him – Sam is projected as a middle-round pick at best – former Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins said he wouldn’t have an issue with..." March 02

  • Kirk Cousins wants 'chance to compete to be a starting QB'

    CBS Sports "A lot is being made of Kirk Cousins, the former fourth-round pick who didn't play well in limited duty last season, and whether he will be a starter somewhere in 2014. It's a topic of interest for several reasons, chief among them: The guy ahead of Cousins on the depth chart in Washington, Robert..." February 24

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