Kirk Cousins RUMORS & NEWS

  • Redskins GM wants Cousins on long-term deal, unsure if it can happen in 2016

    The Score "Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan has consistently said the team wants to sign quarterback Kirk Cousins to a long-term deal, but whether or not it can happen before the July 15 deadline is up in the air. "I can't answer that. I don't know for sure, but we would love to get it..." May 03

  • Redskins GM: Cousins contract talks have been 'positive'

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Scot McCloughan characterized the ongoing negotiations with Kirk Cousins as “positive,” but the Redskins’ general manager also hinted that much work remains. “We’re still in discussions and they’re positive,” McCloughan said Monday at Redskins Park. “You know, it takes both sides to get to an..." April 26

  • 'Skins GM on Cousins: 'Let me overpay him if he's good'

    NFL.com "Kirk Cousins will make more than $19 million in 2016 after starting just one full NFL season. Some criticism fluttered about when the Washington Redskins slapped the tag on Cousins, paying him a boatload with so few starts, but general manager Scot McCloughan had little choice. Given the dearth..." April 12

  • Redskins' Cousins 'very content' to play under franchise tag

    Washington Post "By accepting the Redskins franchise tag earlier this month, Kirk Cousins narrowed down his options to two: either he’ll play for Washington next season for $19.95 million, or he’ll sign a long-term contract with the team. The former would offer Washington’s quarterback a hefty 2016 payday and the..." March 18

  • Redskins expect to resume long-term contract talks with Cousins

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The Redskins and quarterback Kirk Cousins are expected to resume negotiations on a long-term extension once the free agent signing period slows down, according to team president Bruce Allen. Earlier this month, the Redskins used the franchise tag to retain Cousins, who promptly signed the..." March 12

  • Chris Cooley: Robert Griffin III ‘was never willing to be friends with Kirk Cousins’

    Washington Post "Robert Griffin III is gone from the Redskins after four wildly up-and-down seasons, but it’s hard to make a clean break from someone who had such an outsized influence on your franchise. And so expect the stories (and headlines) about Griffin’s tenure here to continue for weeks if not longer, as..." March 09

  • Cooley: RG3 'was never willing to be friends with Kirk Cousins'

    The Score "The Robert Griffin III era officially came to a close on Monday after the Washington Redskins released the former second overall pick and naturally, stories about his downfall and struggles within the organization began to surface. Griffin leaves a team that appears set on quarterback Kirk..." March 08

  • Kirk Cousins' offseason drug test goes awry at his in-laws' house

    The Score "Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins isn't shy about sharing details of his life on social media, even in potentially embarrassing situations. He used his Twitter account to break the news of him officially signing his franchise tender on Thursday, and he followed that up Friday with an..." March 05

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is signing his franchise tender Thursday morning. Wasting no time.

  • Agent says Kirk Cousins accepts Redskins' franchise tender

    ESPN "Kirk Cousins' agent said the quarterback has accepted the Washington Redskins' franchise tender, giving him a one-year contract for next season. Agent Mike McCartney announced the move on his Twitter account. Cousins plans to sign Washington's one-year, non-exclusive tender of $19.95 million..." March 03

  • Redskins, Cousins $4 million apart on annual average

    The Score "Kirk Cousins will be under center for the Washington Redskins next season, but his long-term future remains in doubt. The Redskins placed the franchise tag on Cousins ahead of Tuesday's deadline, ensuring he won't hit free agency, but the two sides are continuing to negotiate a long-term..." March 02

  • Washington Redskins to franchise tag Kirk Cousins

    NFL.com "The Washington Redskins will place the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, per a source informed of their thinking." March 01

  • Washington is rolling the dice if Kirk Cousins gets transition tag

    SB Nation "Washington isn't going to let Kirk Cousins reach free agency, but the team may allow the quarterback to negotiate with other teams if it uses the transition tag on him. That is a move the team is leaning toward, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Cousins, 27, took over as the full-time..." February 29

  • What happens after the Redskins tag Cousins?

    CSN Washington "Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, February 29, nine days before the start of NFL free agency. If Cousins gets tagged tomorrow then what? It appears likely, but not certain, that the Redskins will put the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins sometime between this morning and the..." February 29

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Reasons why Kirk Cousins hasn't taken a deal yet: Redskins' initial offers were $12.5m per year, then $15m per, sources say. Tag is ~$20m.

  • Redskins will use franchise or transition tag on Cousins

    The Score "Still yet to reach a long-term deal ahead of free agency, the Washington Redskins will place either the franchise or transition tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN." February 27

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Redskins are tagging QB Kirk Cousins, per league source. Only decision left is whether team uses franchise or transition tag on him.

  • Redskins' McCloughan has 'very positive' talk with Cousins' agent

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "A couple of weeks ago the talk was all about the Redskins having broken off contract talks with Kirk Cousins’ agent. Although the conflict between the two sides may have been over dramatized it appeared that a deal was not imminent. A contract may or may not be close to being done but the two..." February 25

  • Redskins GM says he won't ruin team financially to sign Kirk Cousins

    The Score "With talks between the Washington Redskins and quarterback Kirk Cousins underway, general manager Scot McCloughan is attempting to keep expectations in check. While there appears to be mutual interest between the sides, McCloughan is adamant he won't make a bad deal just to secure a quarterback..." February 25

  • Redskins, Kirk Cousins' agent met this week to continue contract negotiations

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Talks between the Washington Redskins and quarterback Kirk Cousins continued Wednesday at the NFL combine, the annual event for college players who are about to enter the draft. Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan confirmed that he and other team representatives met with Kirk..." February 24

  • Redskins can bluff all they want, but Kirk Cousins holds all the cards

    CBS Sports "Dan Snyder can hem and haw and dig in is heels and pretend that he has a tough decision to make, but in reality he has already been check mated. His back is against the wall and his quarterback has all of the leverage and his football people know it, and he'd be a fool to let Kirk Cousins go..." February 22

  • Redskins using RG3 as 'a pawn' in Cousins contract talks

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "After not taking a single snap during the 2015 season - and with a $16 million salary taking effect after March 9 - many wonder why Robert Griffin III still finds himself on the Redskins roster. Washington could have released Griffin immediately following the Super Bowl, allowing both team and..." February 21

  • Former agent says issue with Redskins and Kirk Cousins isn't money

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "For Redskins fans wondering what might be the hold up in contract talks between Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins, look beyond the money. With the franchise tag looming, Cousins' camp knows roughly the money on the table. Considering the $19 million franchise tag as a baseline, what is most..." February 18

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    It's not contentious between the Redskins and Kirk Cousins, not at all. There just will be no long-term deal now nor anytime soon.

  • Source: Washington, Cousins haven’t broken off talks

    Pro Football Talk "Washington and the agent representing quarterback Kirk Cousins have broken off contract negotiations. Unless they haven’t. A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the two sides have not stopped talking, contrary to an ESPN report that talks have ended. The source was adamant,..." February 17

  • Report: Kirk Cousins, Redskins break off contract talks

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins have reportedly decided to put their contract discussions on hold. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Cousins and the team are no longer talking numbers — at least for now. Free agency doesn’t officially begin until March 12, so there is still plenty..." February 16

  • Placing the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins may not be such a bad idea

    Washington Post "Putting the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins wouldn’t be the worst thing for both the quarterback and the Redskins. The team can place the designation on him between Tuesday and March 1, locking up Cousins for the next year. In return, he would get around $20 million for the 2016 season. Even..." February 16

  • Report: Redskins will franchise Kirk Cousins if needed

    Sportsnaut "While Kirk Cousins is heading into free agency, fans of the Washington Redskins can rest easy. The team teportedly has no plans on letting its quarterback leave. In an interview with 106.7 The Fan’s Grant and Danny, MMQB’s Peter King said in no uncertain terms that Redskins general manager Scot..." February 02

  • Scot McCloughan prefers a long-term deal with Kirk Cousins to franchise tag

    Washington Post "Speaking publicly to the media for the first time since training camp, Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan made it clear he’d like to have Kirk Cousins return to the team this offseason. The quarterback is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the moment unless the team..." January 27

  • Redskins QB Kirk Cousins -- 'You Like That' Towels Wave In $60k for Charity

    TMZ "Huge weekend for Kirk Cousins (besides that whole playoff loss thing) ... 'cause the Washington Redskins QB helped raise nearly $60k for charity ... all thanks to his famous "You Like That" quote. Long story short ... the team asked Cousins if they could print the phrase on towels for fans to..." January 13

  • Kirk Cousins: ‘I want to be where I am wanted’

    Washington Post "As the Redskins’ 2015 regular season wound down, quarterback Kirk Cousins declined to address questions about his hopes and expectations for his next contract. Not so on Sunday. A fourth-year player, Cousins, 27, is due to become a free agent on March 15, able to market his services to any team..." January 11

  • Randall Cobb mocks Kirk Cousins’s ‘You like that!’ after Packers win

    Washington Post "It was bound to happen. At some point, the Redskins’ feel-good, “You like that”-fueled run would come to an end and an opponent would mock the phrase that Kirk Cousins made popular back in October. The run ended Sunday, with a 35-18 loss to the Packers at FedEx Field in the first round of the..." January 11

  • Cousins poised for big deal or could be franchise tagged

    NFL.com "At one point earlier this season, before the leaves fell, the Washington Redskins weren't planning on using the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins, because of the promise that it fall north of $19 million, depending on where the cap is set. Now? They've come to grips with the fact that they might need..." January 08

  • Kirk Cousins explains his baffling decision to kneel the ball before half

    USA Today "If the NFC East has demonstrated anything this season, it’s that it will at least be interesting. Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins provided a what-was-that head-scratcher that wiped off three points off the board Saturday night against the Philadelphia Eagles when he took a knee..." December 27

  • Kirk Cousins not going anywhere after NFC East title

    NFL.com "The signature drive of Washington's division-clinching victory Saturday night took 13 plays and more than half a quarter. It ended, like so many recent Redskins drives, with a feathery Kirk Cousins touchdown pass. You can call the Redskins' offense methodical or boring depending on your mood...." December 27

  • Kirk Cousins, DeSean Jackson build trust in passing game

    ESPN "The level of trust continues to grow, which is why the Washington Redskins' offense has delivered. The more quarterback Kirk Cousins trusts his receivers, and puts them in position to make plays, the tougher the Redskins’ offense is to defend. A lot of it stems from Cousins’ connection with..." December 24

  • Kirk Cousins on next contract: 'I want to be where I'm wanted'

    Yardbarker "Kirk Cousins is reaching the end of his contract with the Washington Redskins. But the quarterback isn't quite ready to start discussing what his next contract will entail — or where he might be playing. The Washington Post reported Monday that Cousins didn't want to reveal any decisions on his..." December 21

  • Kirk Cousins Files Trademark For ‘You Like That’ Phrase

    Black Sports Online "In these days and times, why not profit off one emotional and hilarious moment? Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has seen his stock soar since taking over under center — and getting the 7-7 franchise within one win in Philly, of clinching the division." December 21

  • Redskins will not let Kirk Cousins hit free agency in the offseason

    CBS Sports "Redskins starting quarterback Kirk Cousins will be back with the team in 2016, even if it requires applying the franchise tag to do so, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The club has already expressed its intent to sign Cousins long-term to his representatives. Washington's..." December 20

  • Kirk Cousins' emergence comes with a high RGIII ticket price

    Sporting News "“You like that! You like that!” And while not quite a Belichick arm flap, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins' recent post-victory, finger-pointing exuberant gif lives to fight another day after Sunday's victory over the Giants. Actually, I do. I like that quite a bit. I like that Cousins..." November 30

  • Chris Cooley says Kirk Cousins has been told he’s not getting benched

    Washington Post "If I were Kirk Cousins, I would never read anything besides the newspaper classified ads. Which wouldn’t take super long nowadays, come to think of it. This would give me more time to play Hay Day on my phone. Because here are the two things Cousins is criticized for most frequently: throwing..." November 25

  • Kirk Cousins says he’s focusing solely on Carolina, not a future contract

    Washington Post "Asked multiple times about a potential contract extension with the Washington Redskins, quarterback Kirk Cousins on Wednesday found multiple ways to say that it’s not among his concerns as he prepares for the seven games remaining in the season. “I really don’t deal with it,” Cousins said..." November 19

  • Cousins could be hot commodity as contract expires

    NFL.com "Like quarterbacks in our league so often do, Kirk Cousins went from favored curiosity to unappreciated starter to liquid-hot commodity, all in the span of about three months. He's got a catch phrase, which, after Sunday's 300-plus, four-touchdown performance, he opted not to use, and said that..." November 17

  • Embattled Kirk Cousins blocks out criticism by tuning into HGTV, NPR

    CBS Sports "Kirk Cousins throws a lot of interceptions. He has eight in six starts this season -- including two in last week's loss to the Jets. And for all the vitriol directed at Robert Griffin III, Cousins throws interceptions at twice the rate (once every 23 attempts compared to once every 46 attempts for..." October 22

  • Report: Redskins to stick with Kirk Cousins, Jay Gruden for season

    Larry Brown Sports "There have been many calls for the Washington Redskins to make a change at quarterback, but it does not look like that is going to happen any time soon. ESPN’s Britt McHenry reports that 2-4 Washington will stick with Kirk Cousins at quarterback and Jay Gruden as head coach for the season..." October 21

  • Kirk Cousins says his turnovers are not 'quite as awful' this year

    Sporting News "Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins appeared Monday on 106.7 The Fan to discuss his slow start this season. Since being named the starter, he has thrown six touchdowns in six games (one in each) and has thrown eight interceptions (four games with two). It's never good when a quarterback has more..." October 20

  • Jay Gruden keeps excusing Kirk Cousins, which he didn't do for RG3

    Yahoo! Sports "It's hard to ignore that Jay Gruden has treated the two main quarterbacks during his time as coach of the Washington Redskins much differently. Gruden's treatment of Robert Griffin III last season got a lot of attention, because he would point out his flaws. That's not something most coaches..." October 19

  • Gruden’s “windy” excuse for Cousins is a huge mistake

    Pro Football Talk "There’s a scene on the brilliant TV show Arrested Development in which protagonist Michael Bluth suggests to his younger brother Buster that he should go on the balcony, and Buster replies that he can’t because, “Mom says it’s too windy.” The joke is that Buster is a grown man who’s so sheltered..." October 19

  • Kirk Cousins continues to throw interceptions at an alarming rate

    Pro Football Talk "Kirk Cousins threw two interceptions in Thursday night’s loss to the Giants, continuing an alarming trend that began with Cousins’s very first NFL game: He throws too many interceptions, and when he throws interceptions, Washington loses. Cousins has eight career games with multiple..." September 25

  • Jay Gruden: 'No quarterback controversy whatsoever' in D.C.

    Sportsnaut "Jay Gruden appears to be suffering from a brutal case of stubbornness. Following a particularly putrid performance by Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins on "Thursday Night Football," Gruden made it crystal clear that he isn’t interested in exploring a quarterback switch at this..." September 25

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