Kirk Cousins won't be tagged and he certainly won't be coming back. His time in Washington as the Redskins quarterback has officially come to an end. How the situation was handled will always be the subject of debate, as the Redskins and Cousins failed to agree a long-term contract during three years of what were essentially one-year deals. Head coach Jay Gruden admitted at the Senior Bowl last month that having a quarterback on a one-year deal isn't the most picture-perfect scenario for a football team, especially given the importance of the position and being able to recruit free agents with so much of the budget tied up on a franchise tag. Speaking at the NFL Combine on Thursday, Gruden reiterated that stance, claiming it was time to move forward with stability at the position rather than operate on an unprecedented third-straight contract. "Well I think we played this tag game for a couple of years now it seems like, and it's time to get some stability at the most important position in sports, and that's quarterback," Gruden told reporters at the NFL Combine. "It's very important for us to move forward and let Kirk move on. If Washington isn't a place he wanted to be, then it's time for us to move on and get some continuity at quarterback."
Jay Gruden says it was time for Redskins to move on from Cousins
247 Sports | Mar 1