Kirk Cousins RUMORS & NEWS

  • Washington won’t decide on Cousins until after the season ends

    Pro Football Talk "The current scoreboard regarding reports that Washington will use the franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins in 2017 is 2-1, with Adam Schefter of ESPN recently joining Jason La Canfora of CBS in claiming that the team is likely to apply the tag if a long-term deal isn’t reached and Albert..." November 28

  • Redskins will use franchise tag on Cousins absent long-term deal

    ESPN "If the Washington Redskins cannot reach a long-term deal with Kirk Cousins before free agency opens in March, they will place the franchise tag on the quarterback, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN. Cousins is being paid a guaranteed $19.95 million in 2016 after he became the..." November 27

  • Kirk Cousins set to draw at least $20 million annually

    NFL.com "Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan is going to pay for doubting Kirk Cousins' value as the face of the franchise this past offseason. Entering Thursday's marquee showdown at Dallas, Cousins boasted the highest passer rating of any quarterback in his last 20 starts, per NFL..." November 26

  • Redskins Would Franchise Tag Kirk Cousins in 2017

    NFL Spinzone "Currently playing on the franchise tag, Washington Redskins young quarterback Kirk Cousins is doing his best to prove to Scot McCloughan that he is the face of this franchise. Cousins completed 21-of-30 passes for 375 yards and three scores in an electric win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday..." November 24

  • How You Like Kirk Cousins Now?

    The Ringer "I guess we now know who Kirk Cousins has been yelling at. Washington’s quarterback admitted earlier this week that he wishes he’d delivered his message to general manager Scot McCloughan in private, but thankfully for all of us, Cousins screamed, “HOW YOU LIKE ME NOW?” at his GM on national..." November 23

  • Is It Time for Washington to Give Kirk Cousins Franchise QB Money?

    Bleacher Report "The bill is about to become due for the Washington Redskins. Figuratively and literally. When the 2016 season ends, if the team hasn’t signed quarterback Kirk Cousins to a new contract or franchise-tagged him, Cousins would become the hottest commodity at the position, and certainly a..." November 22

  • Kirk Cousins: 'How you like me now' shout wasn't message for GM

    ESPN "Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins said his latest postgame catchphrase -- the "how do you like me now?" shout directed at general manager Scot McCloughan -- didn't carry any hidden message. As Cousins ran off the field following Sunday's win over the Green Bay Packers, he stopped and..." November 22

  • Joe Theismann: Kirk Cousins better than Joe Flacco, Jay Cutler, Matthew Stafford

    Sportsnaut "Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann is a huge fan of current Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins, who has been on fire of late. “I think he’s been playing fantastic football,” Theismann said, via TMZ Sports. “The thing about Kirk, and about the position, really, is how..." November 22

  • As free agency approaches, Cousins thinks he’s proving himself

    Pro Football Talk "After having a big game in a big win over the Packers on Sunday night, Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins had something to say to the man who may sign him to a big contract in the offseason. Cousins approached Washington General Manager Scot McCloughan after the game and yelled, “How you like..." November 21

  • Kirk Cousins is going to get paid, even with somewhat mixed results

    Fanrag Sports "For fans of the Washington Redskins, it’s been somewhat of an emotional roller coaster at times with quarterback Kirk Cousins. Fortunately, his play seems to be trending upward, which means two different things. The first is that the Redskins have a real chance to contend for a playoff spot,..." November 19

  • Kirk Cousins' looming payday is enough to make Dan Snyder say, 'Oooo-wee'

    CBS Sports "A little less than one year ago I wrote this introduction to a Sunday column: Jay Gruden is keeping his job. Kirk Cousins is going to get paid. Washington is going to win the NFC East. Yeah, the Redskins were 5-6 at the time, and that turned out to be a pretty prescient call by yours..." November 14

  • Kirk Cousins isn’t worried about getting all of his receivers equal touches

    Washington Post "Kirk Cousins threw for 301 yards in Sunday’s 20-17 loss to the Lions, but he faced a question after the game about the distribution of his targets. Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson were largely non-factors in the offense, combining for seven catches for 57 yards, despite Cousins’s most dependable..." October 25

  • Jay Gruden says Kirk Cousins 'hasn't played up to' the team's high expectations

    Fox Sports "The Washington Redskins have become the laughingstock of the NFL through two weeks. Their offense is anemic, and their defense was torn apart for not putting Josh Norman on Antonio Brown for every snap in Week 1 Kirk Cousins, however, has been the driving force behind the team’s struggles. He’s..." September 21

  • Kirk Cousins calls teammate frustrations “understandable”

    Scout "Kirk Cousins spoke for Monday morning for the first time since a report of locker room rumblings over the Washington Redskins quarterback's performance this season surfaced after the 27-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio reported, "Per a source with knowledge of the..." September 20

  • Kirk Cousins has been the NFL's worst red zone QB, and it's not close

    Fox Sports "The Washington Redskins dropped their second consecutive game to start the season Sunday, falling to the Dallas Cowboys, 27-23. The loss has created some unrest in Washington as there are reportedly players complaining about quarterback Kirk Cousins’ play. Looking at his numbers, it’s easy to..." September 19

  • Locker room grumbling begins regarding Kirk Cousins

    Pro Football Talk "Washington has fallen to 0-2, losing two games at home and sparking the first wave of grumbling among players. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, multiple offensive players have begun to complain about quarterback Kirk Cousins, pointing to a lack of decisiveness, erratic play, and..." September 19

  • Josh Norman, Kirk Cousins and the myth of the big contract

    Washington Post "Before he became the highest paid cornerback in the NFL, Josh Norman learned harsh lessons about discipline. He was once the wild child, full of ego and eager to prove himself, and it often led him to do his own thing when he was with the Carolina Panthers. His independence also left him, as..." September 17

  • Kirk Cousins thinks he’s always going to be a work in progress

    Sportsnaut "Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is coming off a career-best season. It’s a performance that saw him lead the NFL in completion percentage while tallying 4,166 yards and 34 total touchdowns. It’s also a performance that led to Cousins getting paid big time. He’s playing for a ripe..." September 15

  • Cousins wants Redskins to be Spurs of NFL: 'Just be super boring'

    The Score "Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins doesn't mind being boring. In fact, he prefers it. During a news conference Sunday at training camp, Cousins said he wants the Redskins to win without the drama, like the NBA's San Antonio Spurs. " August 14

  • Kirk Cousins believes continuity has Redskins’ offense further along than usual

    Washington Post "Through the first eight practice sessions of Redskins training camp, Kirk Cousins and his offense have yet to achieve perfection, although that’s their daily goal. However, the quarterback believes that miscues are fewer and farther between, and less egregious than in training camps..." August 08

  • Kirk Cousins has excellent take on franchise tag

    Sportsnaut "Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins understands what’s at stake this upcoming season as he plays it out under the franchise tag. Cousins realizes that Washington isn’t exactly sold on him as a long-term starter at this time. That the team used the franchise tag on him this year shows a..." July 27

  • McCloughan hopes Cousins is Redskins’ QB for ‘a long time’

    CSN Washington "Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 21, seven days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 193 days ago. It will be 53 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener. —Days until: Preseason..." July 21

  • Redskins' top pre-deadline offer to Cousins was $16M per year

    The Score "Prior to last Friday's deadline to sign franchise-tagged players, the Washington Redskins' best offer to quarterback Kirk Cousins was worth $16 million per season with about $24 million guaranteed, reports NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. The two sides were not expected to land a long-term deal..." July 17

  • Franchise tag not a bad deal for Cousins, Jeffery, Berry and Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "NFL players don’t like getting the franchise tag, and it’s easy to understand why: The franchise tag keeps them from finding out how much money they’d actually command on a free market. But for the four players who will play this season on the franchise tag, it’s not a bad deal. Washington..." July 16

  • Report: Washington offer to Kirk Cousins came in at $16 million per year

    Sportsnaut "Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins has reportedly turned down an offer for $16 million per season with $24 million in guarantees and will play on the franchise tag in 2016. He’s making a horrible decision, especially since his one good season doesn’t even really justify more than just a..." July 15

  • Kirk Cousins will play 2016 on Franchise Tag

    Hogs Haven "Not many people actually expected this deal to get done, but it's now official, no long-term deal for Kirk Cousins this year. He will play the 2016 season on the franchise tag and earn $19.95 million this season. The Redskins were reportedly only offering him slightly more guaranteed money over..." July 15

  • There will be no deal by July 15 for Kirk Cousins

    Pro Football Talk "As various franchise-tagged players prepare to hammer out long-term contracts with negotiations driven by the deadline of 4:00 p.m. ET on July 15, one franchise-tagged player won’t have to worry about playing beat the clock. For Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins, the deadline is irrelevant;..." July 08

  • Why the Redskins Shouldn't Sign Kirk Cousins to a Long-Term Deal Yet

    Bleacher Report "The struggle of supporting any one team in any one sport is that you’re constantly viewing the league landscape through a specific lens. That's why right now if you’re a Washington Redskins fan, getting to the truth of the Kirk Cousins contract question requires doing something that goes against..." July 04

  • Kirk Cousins fires a shot at Robert Griffin III with a wedding photo

    Sporting News "Kirk Cousins has always been a chip-on-his-shoulder guy. We know this. The Redskins drafted Robert Griffin III and the former Michigan State QB in the same year, spending three first rounders and a second in a trade with the Rams to move up to No. 2 overall and select Griffin — before drafting..." June 30

  • Kirk Cousins, Redskins unlikely to agree to long-term deal?

    Sportsnaut "The Washington Redskins and Kirk Cousins have 17 days to reach a long-term contract agreement. In an interview on ESPN 980, Adam Schefter expressed doubt that the two sides will come to an agreement, saying that negotiations are “too tricky.” Schefter thinks Cousins is more likely to bet on..." June 30

  • Redskins Are 'Behind' Kirk Cousins Heading Into 2016 Season

    NFL.com "The Washington Redskins want to keep quarterback Kirk Cousins on the roster for the foreseeable future, but the team also wants to make sure that all 53 players on the active roster are in thought, too, before potentially signing him to the right deal. Speaking to ESPN 980 on Tuesday morning,..." June 22

  • Kirk Cousins thanks fan for using 'You like that?' quote in yearbook

    The Score "Before last season, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins was only known as the quiet mild-mannered backup to Robert Griffin III. That was, until he made his abrupt introduction to the media, following a comeback win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in October." June 12

  • Kirk Cousins: “No progress” on new contract

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "With roughly a month to go until the deadline for signing a long-term extension, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins indicated that much work remains. “No progress to speak of,” Cousins at his football camp in Lorton, Va., on Saturday. Cousins is under contract with the Redskins for the 2016..." June 12

  • Redskins’ Gruden is trying to make things difficult on Cousins

    CSN Washington "It’s generally a mistake to read too much into performances that take place in shorts and football helmets. For one thing, not everyone participates and players are often going up against reserves and others who just hope to make the roster so they can be reserves. Also, contact is such an..." June 09

  • Is Kirk Cousins Destined For The "System QB" Label?

    Hogs Haven "Sports Illustrated writer Andy Benoit recently mused over his 2016 QB rankings in an interview with Breaking Burgundy's Ben Standig. When asked about where Kirk Cousins falls after a historic Redskins season, Benoit had this to say: I actually did that one the other day . . . and I had him come..." June 07