With the deadline to sign franchise tag players to a long-term deal just about 24 hours away, it's not looking like the Redskins are going to get a deal done with Kirk Cousins.
With Monday's 4 pm deadline to sign franchise players looming, no deals close for Kirk Cousins, Le'Veon Bell, Trumaine Johnson at this time.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 16, 2017
However, the team should remain optimistic that Cousins will sign a long-term deal after the upcoming season.
It's no secret that the better Cousins plays this year, the more money he can get in his impending free-agency.
Kirk Cousins is not expected to sign a long-term deal by Monday’s deadline, but is open to doing deal with team after season, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 16, 2017
It could potentially be a win-win situation for both parties, provided that he does play well and the Redskins don't care about handing off an extra few million dollars.
I'm sure Cousins would be more than happy to shop other teams' offers as well.
If he can put on a showcase this year, one thing's for sure: he is going to get paid.
if Kirk Cousins plays 2017 at $23M (after $19M in 2016) has a decent season, prob gets $65M guar next March. That's $100M guar over 3 yrs— Jason Cole (@JasonColeBR) July 16, 2017
Game on, Kirk!