Today, the Washington Indigenous Persons failed to reach an agreement with Kirk Cousins on a long-term contract, and he will be the first quarterback of all time to play under the franchise tag twice in a row. Here is the statement from Redskins executive Bruce Allen:
Our goal was to sign Kirk to a long-term contract with the final objective of having him finish his career with the Redskins.
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.
Kirk has made it clear that he prefers to play on a year-to-year basis. While we would have liked to work out a long-term contract before this season, we accept his decision.
Let me translate that for you:
“We didn’t want to pay Kirk Cousins market value because we are cheap bastards and we are also well aware that he is essentially NFC Andy Dalton. There was no way he was getting Derek Carr money from us. Let the Niners do that. So now he gets to play under the tag again, and we’re more than happy to draft Lamar Jackson next year.”
Bruce Allen, what are you doing? When Robert Griffin III wasn’t there for you, Kirk Cousins was. When you became irrelevant as a franchise, Kirk Cousins yelled “You like that?” at a gaggle of reporters and made himself into…
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