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Kirk Cousins has been ready to move on for years

July 16th, 2017 at 3:22 PM
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ANALYSIS/OPINION

If Monday, July 17, comes and goes without a long-term contract agreement between Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins, it will mean that the quarterback is one step closer to the goal he set for himself after he was drafted behind Robert Griffin III in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL draft.

He will be one step closer to getting out of town.

If there is no contract agreement, it will mean Cousins will play for the second straight season under the franchise tag â?? last year for $20 million, this coming season for $24 million. And it could be the final season in Washington for Kirk Cousins.

Washington has the option of franchising him for a third season next year, but, at a cost of $34 million for one year, no one believes that will happen. A more likely option is the transition tag â?? which would allow Cousins to receive offers from other NFL teams, with the Redskins having the option to match the offers.

Those offers, unless Cousins’ performance changes direction from the past two seasons, would likely be more than whatever Washington is willing to pay now.

And, if after seven days, the Redskins fail to match the offers, Cousins is a free man, and Washington has nothing to show for it.

However, if the Redskins match the offer, then Cousins will be …

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