Redskins use franchise tag on Kirk Cousins-- Tue Mar 1 1:00 pm --
Would make $19.953 million under the tag
A person with knowledge of the situation said that Washington will use the non-exclusive franchise tag on Kirk Cousins. The designation means that Washington for now has committed to pay Cousins $19.953 million for the 2016.(Washington Post)
FF Today's Take:Cousins is free to negotiate with another team but the Redskins would be entitled to match any offer or receive two first-round draft picks if he leaves D.C. A long-term deal between the two can still be reached before July 15th. Cousins will be the Redskins starting QB in 2016.
Redskins, Cousins break off contract talks-- Tue Feb 16 1:00 pm --
FF Today's Take:And so it goes in the world of contract negotiations. Cousins is more than likely going to be the Redskins quarterback in 2016 either via a new contract or a one-year franchise deal. Teams have until March 1st to designate their franchise player.