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. 

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. 

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.

Game on, Kirk!