Kirk Cousins is apparently going to remain in Washington for at least another season, as the team has reportedly decided its star quarterback is not going to be traded.
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Washington has decided to place the exclusive franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins for a second straight season.
The news, which comes directly from Cousins’ agent, is not a surprise.
Most NFL players hate when teams use the franchise tag on them, as it significantly reduces their leverage and prevents them from from testing the open market.
Washington is likely going to use the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins at some point within the next week, but that does not necessarily mean he will remain with the team.
Kirk Cousins holds all of the leverage in his contract situation with Washington, and the quarterback plans on using that to his advantage.
Washington apparently wants GM Scot McCloughan so focused on his scouting and personnel jobs that they are preventing him from speaking with the media.
The Washington Redskins are preparing for the 2017 season, and they are doing so without DeSean Jackson in mind if their social media activity is any indication.
Rumors have been swirling about Kirk Cousins possibly leaving Washington this offseason, but everything the team is saying indicates that is not going to happen.