Sport Redskins says Kirk Cousins 'prefers to play on a year-to-year basis'

00:15  18 july  2017
00:15  18 july  2017 Source:   Sporting News

Kirk Cousins 'felt he needed more time' before signing long-term deal with Redskins

  Kirk Cousins 'felt he needed more time' before signing long-term deal with Redskins Cousins also addressed being called "Kurt" by Redskins president Bruce Allen.The quarterback opted to play under the team's franchise tag after both sides couldn't come to a contract agreement, saying he was fine playing under a one-year deal again.

highest-paid player by average per year in NFL history.” He then said there was no return from Cousins ’ side of the table. “ Kirk has made it clear that he prefers to play on a year - to - year basis .

The Washington Redskins failed to sign quarterback Kirk Cousins to a long-term deal, setting the stage for his possible departure next offseason. Kirk has made it clear that he prefers to play on a year - to - year basis ," Allens said .

Kirk Cousins © (Getty Images) Kirk Cousins

The NFL deadline to sign players designated a franchise player to a long-term deal came and went Monday without Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins agreeing to a long-term deal.

Redskins president Bruce Allen released a statement Monday, saying he met with Cousins in person and the sixth-year quarterback and his agent "made it clear" Cousins prefers to play on a one-year deal.

"After discussions with Kirk face-to-face over the weekend, I want to clarify our negotiations for this year," Allen wrote. "Kirk is obviously important to our team and fans, and they deserve to know where things stand. Our goal was to sign Kirk to a long-term contract with the final objective of having him finish his career with the Redskins.

Kirk Cousins 'felt he needed more time' before signing long-term deal with Redskins

  Kirk Cousins 'felt he needed more time' before signing long-term deal with Redskins Cousins also addressed being called "Kurt" by Redskins president Bruce Allen.The quarterback opted to play under the team's franchise tag after both sides couldn't come to a contract agreement, saying he was fine playing under a one-year deal again.

107 Responses to “ Kirk Cousins doesn’t sound willing to do a team-friendly deal”. cobrala2 says : Jan 2, 2017 4:33 PM. Last year as a Redskins fan I wanted the team to just sign him to a million per year deal. I always worry about forcing a player , especially a player at premium position, to play on

deneb1973 says : Mar 9, 2017 12:07 PM. A psychic sees lots of unprovable soft tissue injuries in Kirk Cousins ’ future next year after he signs his tender on the third day of the draft just after any legitimate QB replacements are gone and the Redskins can only get compensation in next years ’ draft in any

"On May 2nd, right after the draft, we made Kirk an offer that included the highest fully guaranteed amount upon signing for a quarterback in NFL history ($53 million) and guaranteed a total of $72 million for injury. The deal would have made him at least the second highest-paid player by average per year in NFL history. But despite our repeated attempts, we have not received any offer from Kirk’s agent this year."

Cousins will play under the franchise tender for the second straight season after going to his first Pro Bowl last season. The 28-year-old Michigan State alumnus threw for a career-high 4,917 yards with 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions last season and ran for another four scores. It was his second straight 4,000-yard passing season after putting up 4,166 yards with a career-best 29 touchdowns and 11 picks for a personal-best 101.6 passer rating.

Kirk Cousins 'felt he needed more time' before signing long-term deal with Redskins

  Kirk Cousins 'felt he needed more time' before signing long-term deal with Redskins Cousins also addressed being called "Kurt" by Redskins president Bruce Allen.The quarterback opted to play under the team's franchise tag after both sides couldn't come to a contract agreement, saying he was fine playing under a one-year deal again.

As Washington closes in on the deadline for deciding whether to apply the franchise tag for a second straight year to quarterback Kirk Cousins , the normaneinstein7 says : Feb 28, 2017 10:16 AM. Yep, the Redskins finally have a good QB after 25+ years of QB hell and then find a way to get rid of him.

That’s .41 million for two years , if Cousins plays this year like he did last year . The Washington Redskins need to hope Kirk Cousins repeats his performance from last year where he was the best QB in the NFL in the second half of the season.

"While we would have liked to work out a long-term contract before this season, we accept his decision," Allen said. "We both share high hopes for this season and we are looking forward to training camp starting next week. And we remain hopeful that a long-term contract will be signed in the future."

Cousins has likely priced himself out of Washington for next season and could be looking at a huge payday next spring and many believe he is hoping to reunite with former Washington offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who is now the head coach in San Francisco.

Despite not coming to an agreement on a long-term deal, Cousins will be handsomely paid in 2017 with a one-year contract worth nearly $24 million. That is after he played on a one-year contract last season worth almost $20 million.

"Even if it says it’s a three or four-year contract, really the only guarantees are this year," Cousins said in May. "Many of us are playing on one-year deals. I’m not the only one and we’re not going to have careers if we don’t have a great year this year, so we all don’t look much further than this season.

"I feel good about the direction we’re headed and we’ll see where it ends up, but bottom line is I’m in a good place. Now, we just have to go and win a lot of football games."

When Kirk Cousins says little about Washington's past and present, he says a lot .
Kirk Cousins has seen quarterbacks dragged in Washington. Now he sees management's recent history, and he is just fine watching what they do now.In this case, it's pretty smart. He looks good, especially by comparison to the aforementioned inept franchise.

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