Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins

QB - WAS
Height: 6' 3"Weight: 202 lbsAge: 29College: Michigan StateDrafted: #102 (4th Rd. by Washington)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
31st easiest for QBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #81
Best / Worst #41 / #109
ADP #81

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Kirk Cousins not expected to sign long-term deal

ESPN's Dan Graziano is reporting "as of 3:27 p.m." Monday, "nothing has changed" between the Washington Redskins and quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Fantasy Impact

Graziano added that "no deal is expected" between the two sides. At this point, I fully expect Cousins to play out the 2017 season under the franchise tag. He'll likely reach and test the open free agent market in the 2018 offseason as a result.

Kirk Cousins likely to play 2017 under franchise tag

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero is reporting Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins will likely play the 2017 season under the franchise tag, "which both sides are okay with."

Fantasy Impact

Barring a drastic turnaround leading up to Monday's 4 p.m. deadline for franchise tagged players to sign long-term deals with their respective clubs, it appears that Cousins is poised to play the 2017 season under the fully guaranteed one-year, $23.9 million tender after Washington's most recent offer "fell short." Per Pelissero, the Redskins "made their best offer in May," which was greater than the $20 million per year rate in their previous offer, but "less than" the $23.9 million franchise tag value on an average per-year basis, while only adding one fully guaranteed year in the five-year extension. If Cousins does indeed end up playing the upcoming season under the franchise tag, he'll likely test the open free agent market in the 2018 offseason. Although the Redskins can elect to tag him for a third time or once again pick up negotiations for a long-term deal, I'd fully expect the 28-year-old signal caller to land with the San Francisco 49ers when it's all said and done.

Kirk Cousins, Redskins unlikely to strike deal

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is "not expected" to sign a long-term deal by Monday's deadline.

Fantasy Impact

Although Cousins and the Redskins are unlikely to agree to terms on a new long-term deal by the expiring July 17 deadline Monday, Schefter is reporting that the walk year signal caller is "open to doing a deal" with the club next offseason. However, if the deadline does, in fact, pass without a signed deal and he plays the upcoming season under the franchise tag, I fully expect for Cousins to test the market. The 49ers are the rumored landing spot for Cousins if the above scenario plays out.

Kirk Cousins to play 2017 season under franchise tag?

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins will likely play the 2017 season under the franchise tag.

Fantasy Impact

Per Rapoport, "barring the unforeseen, there's a strong indication" that Cousins will indeed play the 2017 season under the franchise tag designation. The one-year tender is worth roughly $23.94 million in fully guaranteed money. Now, there is still about four days until Monday, July 17, which is the deadline for franchise tagged players to sign a long-term deal with their current clubs, but an agreement between Cousins and the Redskins is far from imminent, more so, unlikely. If Cousins does not get his extension, he is primed to hit the open free agent market in the 2018 offseason and is expected to be pursued by the San Franciso 49ers, who employ the signal caller's former offensive coordinator, Kyle Shanahan, as their head coach. This story is worth monitoring up to Monday's deadline.

Kirk Cousins, Redskins no closer to long-term deal

ESPN's John Keim believes it would be a "longshot" for the Washington Redskins and quarterback Kirk Cousins reach a long-term deal prior to the July 17 deadline.

Fantasy Impact

With the July 17 deadline for franchise tagged players to reach a long-term deal with their respective clubs approaching on Monday, Keim believes it remains a "long shot" for anything to get done between Cousins and the Redskins. However, it wouldn't be out of the ordinary for the two sides to reach a deal in the closing hours. Since 2015 at least five players that include Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas, Muhammad Wilkerson, Justin Tucker and Von Miller all signed long-term deals on the day of the expiring deadline.