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Who else is watching the Redskins and Kirk Cousins at the deadline?

July 16th, 2017 at 3:18 PM
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It’s time for “Deal or No Deal,” Kirk Cousins edition.

Barring something unforeseen, it’s unlikely that the Redskins and their quarterback reach a long term deal before the 4 p.m. Monday deadline. If they do not, Cousins will play this season under the franchise tag and earn a fully-guaranteed salary of $24 million.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, this may not spell the inevitable end of Cousins‘ time in Washington as Cousins is open to signing a long-term deal next year. But the uncertainty that hangs over the team is expected to stay in place for at least one more year.

In the meantime, all eyes remain on Cousins, who has merited an unusual amount of interest for a former fourth-round pick on a middling team, because of his potential to upend the market for quarterbacks this offseason. It’s not just the Redskins and Cousins who are hoping for different outcomes.

So, who else has a rooting interest?

The San Francisco 49ers, for one. They’re rooting for no deal, and the possibility of getting Cousins next year or even for 2019. This would also benefit backup Colt McCoy, who could move into the starting job in Washington.

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is also watching closely. Stafford would like to see Cousins

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