Kirk Cousins RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Cousins wants Redskins to be Spurs of NFL: 'Just be super boring'

    The Score "Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins doesn't mind being boring. In fact, he prefers it. During a news conference Sunday at training camp, Cousins said he wants the Redskins to win without the drama, like the NBA's San Antonio Spurs. " August 14

  • Kirk Cousins believes continuity has Redskins’ offense further along than usual

    Washington Post "Through the first eight practice sessions of Redskins training camp, Kirk Cousins and his offense have yet to achieve perfection, although that’s their daily goal. However, the quarterback believes that miscues are fewer and farther between, and less egregious than in training camps..." August 08

  • 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