By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The ongoing saga involving Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins continues on Friday night. According to Pro Football Talk, an “internal disagreement exists” between the team and their quarterback, in regards to his actual value.
Cousins, who has received the Redskins franchise tag for the past two off-seasons, has struggled to reach a long-term agreement with the team. The disagreement has reportedly gone on for several years — but it’s just coming out now before the deadline for him to reach a long-term deal expires for being franchise-tagged.
Former GM Scot McCloughan, who was a Cousins supporter, “wanted to give Cousins a contract extension before 2015,” according to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole. McCloughan was fired by the team several months ago prior to the Scouting Combine, as they blamed it on an “alcohol problem” for his exit.
The front office is led by owner Dan Snyder and president Bruce Allen, who refuse to give Cousins a long-term deal. In fact, Cousins said he would never sign a long-term deal, as long as Allen was president of the team.
There appears to be no resolution to this mess — and it doesn’t appear there will be one at all. Cousins may walk — and put the Redskins in desperate need of a quarterback of the future. If Cousins does walk next March, like is expected, he’s expected to sign with the San Francisco 49ers, who are now coached by Kyle Shanahan, who was previously a Redskins offensive coordinator.
There was speculation that Shanahan would trade for Cousins before the NFL Draft. However, nothing happened despite the 49ers signing Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley as stop-gap quarterbacks until Cousins arrives.
Cousins took over the starting job after Snyder basically put Robert Griffin III on the shelf for an entire year. Now, RGIII is out of the league, while Cousins continues to fight for a long-term deal.
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