Kirk Cousins has once again rejected what he believes is a ‘Low Ball’ offer from the Redskins.
Cousins, 28, is believed to have refused the Redskins 5-year contract extension, which is understood to be worth $105 million, with around $50 million guaranteed. It is understood that both parties are a fair distance apart from reaching an agreement.
Both sides have until July 15 to reach a deal. Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, a franchise-tagged player cannot sign an extension beyond that date.
The deal would be a five-year extension on top of Cousins’ $23.94 million franchise tag would essentially tie Cousins with the Franchise to the end of the 2022 season.
General manager Bruce Allen had this to say about Kirk Cousins;
“He has gotten better the last three years, and we see him getting better in the future, and that’s why we do want to sign him long-term.” Allen said
“We like his role as our quarterback and our leader, we just have to work that out.”
“We talked last year, we didn’t get it done long-term. We have him signed for this year, and an option for next year. But our goal is to get a long-term deal.”
Based on the market, the Redskins will more than likely have to be in the $25 million per year range. A five-year $125 million offer, with $60 million of it guarabteed might be enough for Cousins
Cousins is ready to earn $24 million this season under the tag, and if he’s tagged again next season, he’s set to make north of $28 million, making him once again one of the highest paid players in the league.
If the parties cannot come to agreement soon the scenario of Cousins ending up in the Bay Area is looking more and more likely.
What are you thoughts Redskins Fans Should the Franchise pay your No.1 guy?