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Kirk Cousins may not be just about the money

July 13th, 2017 at 2:52 PM
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ANALYSIS/OPINION:

In the next four days, we will have a level of clarification concerning the relationship between Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins.

If the two sides reach an agreement on a long-term contract for the quarterback by the July 17 deadline to do so or play the 2017 season under a $24 million franchise tag, then we will know that there was, at the very least, a level of respect between the two sides that paved over what had been a rocky road toward a long-term relationship – or maybe at least enough money to ignore such issues as respect.

However, as difficult as this may be to believe, money may not matter when it comes to ignoring respect, trust, and other quaint character notions that we have come to dismiss in such contract negotiations.

Cousins told WAVY radio in Michigan recently that money will not dictate his decision. “I never want to play football thinking about money,” he said. “I think that you get in trouble doing that. I put my confidence in the Lord, in my faith. If I’m going to build my life [based] on money, shame on me. That’s not where I draw my security from, never should be. My parents didn’t raise me that …

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