There's a lot to digest here, as is always the case with the Washington Redskins.
The deadline for teams to agree with tagged personnel on long-term deals has passed, and the Redskins were unable to agree with Kirk Cousins on a contract. That means we have to do this whole thing again next year.
Rumors of Washington's best offer have now surfaced, and they're rather interesting to say the least.
#Redskins best offer for Kirk Cousins was a 5-yr extension worth less than $110M, I'm told. With $24M in '17, it's 6 yrs, $133M - or Flacco— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 17, 2017
The Redskins apparently offered to pay Cousins the franchise number in 2017, and then give him $22 million a year from there on out. That's not a bad deal at all, though it's not amazing considering Derek Carr got a five-year, $125 million deal.
That wasn't the whole story, though.
Apparently the last four years of the deal offered by Washington weren't guaranteed, which leaves the two sides in the same boat they were in last year. The Redskins were unwilling to commit to Cousins long term.
Get ready for another year of this nonsense.