It may be time to panic, Washington Redskins fans.
The first franchise caliber quarterback the Redskins organization may be on the move this season.
John Keim of ESPN is reporting that the chances of a long-term deal for franchise-tagged quarterback Kirk Cousins are a "long shot."
Kirk Cousins deal 'remains a long shot' https://t.co/OOstoasyoV— Rotoworld Football (@Rotoworld_FB) July 10, 2017
Stress and panic seems to be at an all-time high in Washington, D.C. The Redskins used their franchise tag on Cousins for the second consecutive year, which gives Cousins a one-year, $23.94 million contract, if no long term deal can be reached.
The main holdup in negotiations is the amount of guaranteed money Cousins can make on the franchise tag, as well as the guaranteed money he could get if he chooses to hit free agency. So, Cousins and his agent want the amount of guaranteed money in a long-term deal with Washington to reflect that.
Taking time off but here's a primer...Clock's ticking for Kirk Cousins, Redskins: Why deal remains long shot https://t.co/NXKFouvQ9h— John Keim (@john_keim) July 10, 2017
Cousins has proven to be "the guy" in Washington ever since Robert Griffin III went down with injury. In the past two seasons, Cousins has surpassed over 4,000 passing yards.
General manager Dan Snyder and the Redskins front office have to be nervous if Cousins chooses to hit the market after this upcoming season. One team to keep an eye on are the San Francisco 49ers, as Cousins' former offensive coordinator, Kyle Shanahan, is the head coach.
Not only that, but the 49ers have a desperate need at the quarterback position.
The Redskins and Cousins have until next Monday to agree to terms on a long-term contract.