The relationship between Kirk Cousins and the Redskins is rocky at best.
Even the former Redskins general manager knows it.
Former Redskins and 49ers GM Scot McCloughan said on a radio show that he doesn't expect Cousins to stay long term in Washington.
If you're the Redskins, you want him to finally sign a long-term deal, but they might've already missed their shot.
95.7 radio Scot McCloughan asked about if Kirk Cousins signs LTD with redskins”I personally don’t think so”: enjoy the bay area kurt.— NFL News (@AwesomeNFLNews) October 12, 2017
McCloughan said he doesn't see Cousins signing a long-term contract in Washington. While he was there in the early stages of Cousins career, the team wasn't able to see enough upside to give him a large contract.
But now that Cousins is improved and becoming one of the best quarterbacks in the league, the Redskins are doing more of the same.
Washington currently sits at 2-2, with two quality wins over the Rams and Raiders, and two tough losses to the Eagles and Chiefs, arguably the best teams in the NFL right now.
Cousins has been playing as strong as ever, with just over 1,000 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception this season. The Redskins have been able to use the franchise tag on Cousins the past two offseasons, but he hasn't gotten the money he's looking for.
Going up against the 49ers this week is another factor in the contract situation. With Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco now, there are a lot of rumors surfacing about Cousins' interest in joining back up with his old coach.
It makes sense too. The 49ers have the most cap space of any team, and the Redskins have very little and shown little interest in wanting to give up money for Cousins.
Kirk Cousins certainly not speaking as if committed to Washington long term. Wants to play well now so he can “hopefully have some options.”— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) October 11, 2017
Head coach Jay Gruden has said the team plans on keeping Cousins around. Although Cousins has denied to mention anything about his plans for this offseason, he said he wants to focus on playing well this year and "hopefully have some options" after the season is over.
The radio show mentioned that Cousins does everything "above average." Well, for Cousins being above average, the Redskins front office has given him below-average service.
If they're done calling him by the wrong name, maybe "Kurt" Cousins will want to sign on for a long-term deal.