Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, along with the rest of us, is waiting to see what a long-term contract looks like.
Kirk Cousins has worked hard to get to this point. He’s a long way from the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, where the Washington Redskins initially selected him. Yet, in all of his accomplishments with the franchise, all Cousins has to show for it is two franchise tags and no contract. Roughly $24 million dollars later, if no contract is in place, he will make more in two years than many NFL players.
Every writer in the sports world has tried narrowing down why the Redskins haven’t signed Cousins to a contract. Some blamed it on the interception in the final game against the New York Giants. My theory is the Redskins have too much pride to sign a former backup quarterback to a multi million-dollar deal. The tags save face. For whatever reason, the Redskins don’t want that storyline around the organization.