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Need to Know: Situation could change quickly in Redskins-Cousins contract talks

Jul 10, 2016, 6:28 AM EDT


Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, July 10, 18 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond.


—The Redskins last played a game 182 days ago. It will be 64 days until they host the Steelers in their 2016 season opener.

Days until: Franchise tag contract deadline 5; Preseason opener @ Falcons 32; Final roster cut 55

The Redskins week that was

As you may have heard the deadline for the Redskins and their franchise tagged quarterback to reach a long-term deal is this Friday at 4 p.m. If a new contract is not signed, sealed, and delivered by then Kirk Cousins will play in 2016 for a guaranteed salary of $19.95 million and further negotiations will have to be put on hold until the end of the regular season.

You also may have seen reports that the deal won’t get done. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported the following on Friday:

For Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins, the deadline is irrelevant; an impasse exists that won’t be broken in the next eight days.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, nothing is happening by way of negotiations between Cousins and the team, and nothing will be happening. The two sides won’t be reaching a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline.

Adam Schefter of ESPN has been saying essentially the same thing for at least a month as have others. So there won’t be a long-term deal between Cousins and the Redskins.

Unless there is.

Deadlines drive deals. You don’t have to go back further than one year to find a case where reports of no deal as the tag contract deadline approached turned into reports of a done deal in a hurry.

In 2015 Demaryius Thomas was the Broncos franchise player. Here is a chunk of a PFT report from Florio that is dated July 13, 2015 two days before the deadline to get a long-term deal done:

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, it’s currently “not likely” that the Broncos and Thomas will work out a new contract before the close of business on Wednesday.

[Note: The July 15 deadline fell on a Wednesday last year.]

About 48 hours later PFT was reporting that Thomas and the Broncos had agreed to a five-year, $70 million contract. Things went from “not likely” to signed, sealed, and delivered in a hurry.

The point here is not to bust on Florio for being wrong. His report on Thomas was not an outlier at the time nor is his reporting on the current situations with the Redskins and Cousins different from what others are saying. The point is that these situations can change rapidly and they often do.

There is always incentive to get a deal done. For the player it’s security; for the team it’s financial and roster certainty. Whether those incentives are enough to push the two sides to bridge the gap between them remains to be seen. But the door is not closed until the deadline passes on Saturday.

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  1. redskins12thman - Jul 10, 2016 at 7:00 AM

    I sure hope a deal gets done between the Redskins and Cousins no later than this Friday, 3:59pm; otherwise, it’s just going to lead to a lot of unhelpful “noise” this season and cost the team more next season.

    Three players that need to step it up in training camp:

    1. Stephen Paea – There is no reason he should not lock down a starting roster spot over Golston, Hood, RJF, Murphy and Reyes.

    2. Perry Riley Jr. – He is being pushed by Mason Foster, so Riley needs to step up his game once he takes the boot off; perhaps Fields, Spaight and Daniels could even put pressure on Riley too with Garvin as a back-up ILB insurance policy / special teams leader?

    3. Duke Ihenacho – Unfortunately for Ihenacho, he has been unable to stay healthy; less than 15 defensive snaps in two seasons; that’s less than 7 defensive snaps average per year.

    Shaun Lauvao has played well when healthy but will he be healthy enough to make the team?

    Could these three or four not make the 53? I’ve heard Riley and Lauvao mentioned as bubble players but not Paea and Ihenacho.

    • chad - Jul 11, 2016 at 3:33 AM

      Your number 1….well there’s a huge reason. why pea won’t beat out Goldston, they play a diff. pposition.

      your number 2. Foster isn’t pushing for a postion, he has it. riley needs to push for his postion.
      your number 3. Duke has averaged 15 plays in two years isn’t a 7 play average, that would add up to 14 plays.

      lauvao will be the starter until he loses it. long played well, but shawn played better.
      The reason you hear about Riley and lshawn not possibly making the team is the media “guessing” they won’t be here as back ups with their salaries. but I always go to this tidbit from our old gm back in the day. If we cut them because of salary reasons only, then who do we have as good or better on the team to replace them?

      • redskins12thman - Jul 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM

        Agree on #2 — just surprised it is that way — and #4; I’m not sold yet on Long as a run blocker. I’m hopeful that Lauvao is healthy enough to start. I like your question at the end too.

        Re #1, I’ve heard that Paea may play some at NT / DT, and not just DE but that will only transpire if Paea is better than Golston.

        Re #3, Ihenacho has averaged LESS THAN 15 defensive snaps over the two years; the actual figure is 13.

  2. Eli - Jul 10, 2016 at 7:36 AM

    Florio deserves to be “busted on”. He’s a whiny little punk and phony know-it-all, and his reports and “sources” are frequently later demonstrated to be wildly inaccurate. He is essentially a useful idiot, used by both agents and front offices to promote their side during negotiations.

    Try reading his “reporting” of a contract deal after it is immediately consummated. The details of the actual deal are seemingly always embarrassingly way off from what ultimately gets filed with the NFLPA office. As one of too many examples to count, look at his initial reporting of the Josh Norman deal. He made the contract seem tantamount to Joe Flacco’s absurd cap-busting contract. The way in which the Broncos and Von Miller’s agent have used him over the last few weeks is typical and
    embarrassing. But I’m sure all the clicks his
    stories have generated satisfies his corporate advertisers.

    Florio has no integrity. And that doesn’t even include his uber-PC and childish nonsense in boycotting the name of a professional football team. It’s bad when one person claims to speak for all the members of his or her race. It’s worse when a white person like Florio or Costas claim to speak for Native Americans. And it demonstrates extreme ignorance and/or arrogance when a nationwide poll by a
    respected polling organization reveals that 9+ out of 10 Native Americans have no issue with or actually support the team name and yet white man Florio continues to not use the name.

    Perhaps a deal between the Redskins and Cousins won’t get done before the July deadline. For the record, I hope a deal does get done. Perhaps all the naysayers will ultimately be proven right that if the deadline passes and Cousins has another good season that his cost will skyrocket, creating unimaginable downstream cap consequences. But something tells me that the front office combination of McCloughan, Allen and Schaffer are better at this stuff than all the media observers combined.

    Rich, thanks for being that rare member of the sports media that doesn’t compromise integrity for clicks.

    • txskinsfan - Jul 10, 2016 at 12:49 PM

      I’m glad someone else feels the same as I do about Florio. Well said.

  3. colorofmyskinz - Jul 10, 2016 at 9:23 AM

    Redskinds will have passed up a great deal to lock Cousins in cheap if they miss the deadline.

    It is absolutely insane to think cousins will have a worse year than last year with the weapons around him that were not there last year. The preparation of Cousins in the number one spot all offseason…

    Letting Cousins play on the franchise tag is betting on cousins digressing. THAT IS COMPLETELY INSANE. There is not one example of letting a QB play on a tag, and if you think Cousins is the first, there will be only one reason it happens – Snyder.

    Our coaching staff would be out of their minds to go that route. So what would they do? Start coaching him with foul tactics and call poor plays to have him digress to get him cheaper the next year??? Look at the conflict of conflict of interest that exists to play your QB on a tag. That is why it has never happened before.

    If the Skins don’t sign him by the end of this week it will be the second biggest mistake they have made at QB in the last 5 years. The first being the unparalleled support for RGIII at the teams expense. Only Snyder makes decisions like that. So I guess anything is possible with that idiot at the helm. If Scot has anything to do with it, he will be sign by the end of the week.

    Lock him in and let’s start building a 3-year plan toward the super bowl!!

  4. colorofmyskinz - Jul 10, 2016 at 10:03 AM

    Think for just a moment… If the Skins choose to play Cousins on the tag…

    What will the announcers be talking about all year??? What will analysts be analyzing???

    Yes every discussion will be about what this game meant for Cousins contract at the end of the year. And what would teammates be thinking when they contributed greatly to the success of the team?? They will be thinking is there enough money left for me to play here, and if I play hard it will only add to Cousins contract number which will ultimately hurt me.

    The intangibles of playing Cousins in the Tag are horrific for our team and will cause undue drama.

    Listen if you think 16 starting games last year did not prove what he is capable of, you are thinking completely different than every GM out there that would be willing to pay Cousins the money right now.

    Need I say Brock and Bradford… Both played worse, and less to prove themselves. If our GM does not want to pay the market will.

    Time to just pull of the checkbook and commit. They placed themselves in this position with the RGII COSUINS draft. Now they have to eat their lumps. There are no backup plans. And Cousins proved himself. First 4 games were cousins true offseason last year. Not a single QB in the NFL was handed the starting position 1 week prior to regular season and look what he did. Wait until he is given the right to change plays at the line. He has not even hit his stride yet.

    Playing Cousins on the tag will be knowingly bringing RGIII style drama back to DC. Only Snyder could want something like that.

    With Scot there a deal WILL get done.


    • Trey Gregory - Jul 10, 2016 at 4:13 PM

      I agree that not signing Cousins will be a huge distraction and it could hurt his confidence. Which could then hurt his play. It could end up being a self fulfilling prophecy. If we don’t sign him, and he performs poorly, people will come out of the woodwork to congratulate themselves on being correct about betting against our starting QB. But we will have no way of knowing if things would have gone better if we paid him.

      This comes down to taking the least amount of risk. QBs are too valuable of a commodity to mess with. I think the least risky thing is to sign him now.

  5. colorofmyskinz - Jul 10, 2016 at 10:14 AM

    Think about what Cousins will be thinking if the Skins force him to play the tag. He will be thinking they think last year was a fluke. He will be thinking I will prove it and show them. He will light it up. skins will tag him again. Then Cousins will not be so nice with the second tag after the skins not believing in him. He will take that second tag to the market and won’t be playing so nice the second time around. He signed the tender immediately this first tag, it won’t happen on the second tag. It will be one a nightmare for the skins if they think a second tag is a good thing.

    There are very few if no benefits of playing him in the tag. If you are a team playing that strategy you are basically hoping for a flop.

    It has never happened with a QB for a reason. If the skins are the first to do it, it will end very ugly is my prediction. And then we will be back at square one. That is the redskins MO. Let’s see if they have turned the corner. This contract will tell.

    Play the tag, insurmountable drama to come. Sign him longterm and sky is the limit.

  6. redskinsnameisheretostay - Jul 10, 2016 at 10:25 AM

    Cousins most likely won’t sign for less than top market value, or he may be seeking to set a new market high for NFL QBs. Cousins is justified in doing so since he is already guaranteed close to 20 million this season. Why negotiate a long term deal in the current market range at QB now when he would have a higher market value next season? Cousins is confident in his ability so he’ll take the gamble of bypassing the long term contract now for more $$$ later.

    The Redskins position deviates from Cousins. Why sign a QB you don’t know yet how capable he can be for a long term deal at or above the current QB maker value. No team with sound business sense is going lock down the highest paid position for 3-5 years of guaranteed money until they know more about the player they have.

    The idea that it’s okay to pay Cousins now with over 60 – 80 million guaranteed even if he just has an average year is nonsense. Teams like Miami right now probably don’t share that view point. If Tannehill continues to struggle and show he is at best ordinary then this leaves Miami little options on improving at that position. The best they can hope for in doing so is to tank the season to land a top 5 pick.

    • bangkokben - Jul 10, 2016 at 2:48 PM

      A couple of corrections.

      Very few contracts are worth 3-5 years guaranteed money. Look at Norman’s: Most contracts — even those with top money — are only guaranteed for two to three years before it may be in the team’s best interest to release the player.

      $60 million is the apex of potential guaranteed money for Cousins this year. Next year it may be $60-$80 million.

      Everything you said about Cousins is accurate but there are answers to your question: “Why negotiate a long term deal in the current market range at QB now when he would have a higher market value next season?”

      Two reasons I see: First, a long-term deal that could give you more money in your pocket now and gives you the assurances that the team is behind you for the next three years is a benefit. Secondly, although you could make more guaranteed money next year with another stellar season, the average per year amount of your contract can no longer increase like it has this year. Since the beginning of free agency, the floor for a Cousins contract has risen from $18M/year to about $22M/year. Luck is the highest paid QB at $24.59M. With only Brees, 37, and Cousins slated for free agency next year and the 2013 QB draft class being pathetic, there is nothing but Cousins play on the field that can raise his market next year.

      • COSkinsFan - Jul 10, 2016 at 4:09 PM

        Exactly we need to stop betting on Cousins fail. I thought we should’ve started serious talks as soon as we clinched the division. Waiting has already raised his price whether or not we want to pay him more. Cousins isn’t flashy but is passionate and productive. With a year as a starter under his belt, an actual full off-season as the guy an extreme work ethic and one of the top receiving units in the league, I don’t see how he won’t continue to improve and put up big numbers. Dan please pay the man.

  7. dcfaninecuador - Jul 10, 2016 at 10:29 AM

    Hypothetically speaking, which is all any of can do since NONE of us sits in on any conversations between the Skins and KC’s agent, is it smart for the Skins to pay KC Luck kind of money or Osweiler, based on one seasons worth of work? We have no idea what KC is asking for, nor what the Skins are offering. I think it boils down to perform and then pay, which is what both sides seem willing to do.

    • colorofmyskinz - Jul 10, 2016 at 10:56 AM

      How many games did Osweiler have to “prove” himself?? How much money??

      Point being 16 games is more than what others did to “prove” themselves for their contracts. And what that means, is that there is a market for Cousins to demand what he wants based on the amount of “proving” he has already done.

      If we don’t tag him next year tag will be ugly for our team. Cousins has the skins over a barrel because there is a huge market for the proof he has done. For Christ sakes, how much did the Browns just pay for the failed RGIII???

      Cousins is worth way more than Osweiler, Bradford, and RGIII. The bottom is set. Time to pay now or ensue major costs in the future.

    • John - Jul 10, 2016 at 11:30 AM

      If your Cousins and you see Osweiler get big bucks for just 7, seven games and you get lowballed after a better, team record breaking performance , with a lesser team, what would you think? This just sounds like another fair weather fan harping on the INTs of 2014. I guess that QBs have to just light it up, with no hiccups in this town from the first time they step on the field.

      • dcfaninecuador - Jul 11, 2016 at 9:04 AM

        My point is… How do you know he is getting “low balled?” You don’t. None of us do. Maybe KC’s agent is holding out for Luck money and the Skins are, rightfully, saying “no, not now. Let’s wait a year and see what happens.” The thing is: it looks like KC and the Skins are both willing to put a long term deal on his shoulders in 2016. Don’t worry about it and let it play out. The Skins will will have a franchise QB for many years to come…or not

        • redskins12thman - Jul 11, 2016 at 9:37 AM

          While it would be neat to have a glimpse of where both sides stood, it’s also impressive that Scot runs such a tight ship that none of this is slipping out; if the agent is talking, he’s not sharing specifics…

        • redskins12thman - Jul 11, 2016 at 9:40 AM

          Forgot to ask, Quito, Guayaquil or someplace else?

        • bangkokben - Jul 11, 2016 at 11:18 AM

          Mike Jones from the Post was on the radio this morning saying he thought since all comments from both sides were “nothing’s changed” when HE asked that the Redskins were still offering $17-18 million APY. That would be the definition of low balling considering this market. This is NOT confirmation but a good source with more knowledge on the situation than you or I. With comments like these by sources paid to get information, it seems like using the term “low balling” is within reason.

  8. garg8050 - Jul 10, 2016 at 11:33 AM

    Tough to say how this plays out. Best case scenario, both sides give a little and a deal averaging around $20 million annually with around $50million guaranteed gets it done. Any benefit the ‘Skins would have gained by a lower cap hit this year has already passed. Certainly a long-term deal will help lower his cap number next year, which is really important given what Norman will count against the cap. That has to be a top priority for McCloughan, especially with both Baker and Galette coming up next season. And that’s not even counting DJax or Garcon. I expect only one, or possibly neither, to be back next season. That’s assuming Doctson shows enough this year to be a lead WR.

    Gonna be an interesting 5 days….

    • bangkokben - Jul 10, 2016 at 2:58 PM

      ” Any benefit the ‘Skins would have gained by a lower cap hit this year has already passed.”

      Not true. Teams can now carry over their cap space from the previous season. So lowering Cousins cap number this season by $4 million would allow the Redskins to carryover that surplus into next year increasing the team cap by $4 million. So, using your figures on a five year contract, the cap hits would likely look like $16M in 2016, $18M in 2017, $20M in 2018, $22M in 2019, and $24M in 2020. That would save the Redskins $6 million from two tags and give the Redskins $10 million more to use in 2017 then if they allow Cousins to play on the tag this year and then tag him next year.

  9. kenlinkins - Jul 10, 2016 at 12:12 PM

    Negotiating 101 tell you “That after both sides have clearly stated their positions, the next person to speak loses” The Redskins stated they want to see more, Cousins stated he wants long term contract. Both sides know that there is weakness in their positions. IMO the Redskins have seen all they need to see to know if Cousins can win a Super Bowl somewhere down the line, Cousins knows the Redskins GM is trying not lock himself into someone else’s draft pick w/ long term money after short term work. There is also the $19 million tag to muddy up the water. IMO someone will blink (i.e. speak first) on Friday morning and this will set off very quick back and forth, ending up in a deal. Both sides want a deal so it will happen. IMO Rich hit the nail on the head, a dead line can cause both sides to move to the middle very fast. Talking while there is a lot of time left seems to cause over thinking on both sides. Maybe the GM and Cousins agent are waiting to turn this into a 4 furlong dash instead of a 10 furlong route where the little things are not the main focus and things get done at light speed. Both sides know about the value of Cousins right now in this QB market, it is just a matter of someone moving closer to that level knowing they might be getting a little less better deal than they figured. I place 90 chips on getting a deal done!

  10. mattphillipsdc - Jul 10, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    I agree with everyone that Kirk needs to get paid. I’m 95% sure they will agree on a deal by the deadline. Like others have said its just posturing and both sides do not want this being a distraction after July 15th. HTTR

    • colorofmyskinz - Jul 10, 2016 at 6:29 PM

      Man I hope you are right. If it were just Scot, Allen and Gruden involved I say you nailed it. But there is a wild card no one can predict, a wild card that has darn near devastated this team over the last 15 years, a wild card that does what no other GMs do – I call it the Snyder factor. With that idiot floating around at the top, anything horrible is possible. I sometimes wonder if Snyder was a Jerry Jones plant to ruin the franchise. Maybe Jerry gave Snyder the money to buy our team and drive it into the toilet…LOL. I know it is not the case but good heavens, someone that has made such countless horrific decisions as he has, with such horrible judgement, you have to always wonder if Snyder won’t somehow Sabatoge this deal. I pray Scot and Allen have the keys. Snyder has allowed them to make some tough decisions, al la RGIII (where he was kicking and screaming the entire way).

      But something tells me Snyder in our org is like allowing a recovering alcoholic tend bar. Our greatest threat is the Snyder factor!


      • Trey Gregory - Jul 10, 2016 at 7:33 PM

        You’re giving Allen too much credit. He’s a goon too.

        Snyder is one of the worst owners in sports. But I doubt he has anything to do with this. As Rich mentioned in the article, this isn’t uncommon. But Cousins’ situation is kind of unusual. There’s bound to be some hiccups. Part of McCloughan’s terms for coming to our team was that he was have personnel control. I’m sure plenty other teams would love to hire him if Snyer decided to renege on that promise.

  11. chad - Jul 11, 2016 at 3:26 AM

    Also the agents as well as the GM for teams use the media to their advantage. slipping false reports or even true results to the media to further along things, in this case a deal.
    I’m sure members of the media know this.
    If not? consider yourself schooled. lol

  12. Nelson Standifer - Jul 11, 2016 at 8:08 AM

    Maybe Cousins should beat a play off caliber team before you sign him to a multi year contract..

    • Rich Tandler - Jul 11, 2016 at 9:18 AM

      Yeah, because the Redskins without Cousins were beating playoff caliber teams left and right.

    • bangkokben - Jul 11, 2016 at 11:20 AM

      When does the placekicking, punting, and playing a position on defense, I’ll start listening to an argument like this.

  13. Tmadoug1 - Jul 11, 2016 at 9:58 AM

    Gotta see one more year before he goes big…..period.

    • redskins12thman - Jul 11, 2016 at 1:50 PM

      So if Cousins has a mediocre year, are you letting him become a free agent?

  14. adonahoe82 - Jul 11, 2016 at 10:48 AM

    i like Cousins, i think he has earned the starting job and his ceiling is high. I don’t think he is worth 20 Million/year but i guess that is what the market is demanding. I’m saddened by the fact that at the end of the day it seems as if he cant look past mega money to help build up the team around him. I guess he feels they wronged him with the whole RG3 thing for years? I know the salary cap has gone up but so has everyone’s salary. If he plays under the tag or if he gets a reasonably priced deal that is team friendly he is going to be rich beyond his wildest dreams even at 4 or 5 year at 15-17 Million (what i think he is probably worth). At 20-21 million a season it is going to be much harder for the redskins to sign and keep other guys that deserve to stay and others they need to compete. Look at Tom Brady, he restructured his deal to be more team friendly so the team could sign other guys. That is what the Redskins need! I hope Kirk does sign a long term deal with some good guaranteed money (he deserves it!) but i also hope it is not a crazy Andrew Luck deal.

    • redskins12thman - Jul 11, 2016 at 11:06 AM

      I’ve heard the same thing that Tom Brady restructures his deal to be more team friendly, but I don’t have the details of how that is done. Brady still gets paid a boatload even if it is cap friendly. Tom Brady recently signed a 2 year, $41,000,000 contract with the New England Patriots, including a $28,000,000 signing bonus, $28,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $20,500,000. In 2016, Brady will earn a base salary of $1,000,000 and a signing bonus of $28,000,000.

      • Trey Gregory - Jul 11, 2016 at 11:34 AM

        Brady didn’t actually take less money, he restructured. There’s a difference.

    • Trey Gregory - Jul 11, 2016 at 11:33 AM

      I know what you’re saying makes sense to you, but it sounds absurd from where I’m standing.

      Cousins and Brady aren’t comparable right now. Brady (and other QBs who took less like Peyton) took less money after they already made a ton of money. Not on their first contracts. They already played a long time and made more off endorsements than their contracts anyway. They took less for their legacy, which was still about them and not the team. They could make more money in book sales and endorsements for a decade instead of one year if they build their legacy.

      But none of them took less at first. And no young QB is taking less now. Aaron Rogers, Russell Wilson, Cam, and Luck all took the most they could get. The reality is that they’re doing what any of us would do in their situation. They’re worried about taking care of their future and their families future more so than satisfying irrational fans. This is their job, just like working anywhere else, and they’re negotiating a salary.

      Also, spending an extra 3-4 mil a year is not going to cripple the team. It’s quite marginal. We’re talking one mid ranged contract. Not a huge deal. Well worth it for stability at the most important position.

    • bangkokben - Jul 11, 2016 at 11:34 AM

      This is ludicrous. The REASON “everyone’s salary” increases is because guys like Cousins take market deals. If they don’t, ONLY the owners profit. Why should THAT happen?! Furthermore, THE REDSKINS will have MORE space under the cap on a long-term deal that AVERAGES more per season than the franchise tag. It’s how deals are structured. They’re structured to increase incrementally with the cap. They’re never $20 million in year one and every year through the contract. They’re less then what they average climbing like stairs eventually exceeding what they average — at the same time becoming easier for THE TEAM to get out of because of the amount of cap savings a team can make by releasing an ineffective player (Andre Roberts). Look at Jackson and Garcon’s contracts this year. This is why “fans” suggested they get cut, traded, or restructured BECAUSE they thought the contracts were too high and the savings good bargains.

  15. adonahoe82 - Jul 11, 2016 at 11:22 AM

    You are correct, Brady is supposed to make a 29 million this year and he has earned a boat load of money over his career but this year is an anomaly and will be the most he has ever made in a season, usually his salary is between 8-16 million. In 2017, he is only going to make 1 million!! So this years salary is basically this year and next years salary.

    • redskins12thman - Jul 11, 2016 at 3:03 PM

      While Brady has restructured his contract to help the Pats, I believe the shift to the signing bonus was so Brady would not get hit hard in the wallet if he faces that four game suspension. The team and the player are trying to work with one another so that it works out for both of them. Hopefully Scot McCloughan and Kirk Cousins can do the same thing.

      • Trey Gregory - Jul 11, 2016 at 3:46 PM

        A QB, and former MVP, in his late 30s after multiple Super Bowls and 4 rings with a supermodel wife who makes more money than him is not the same as Cousins. Brady’s family has security for generations already. His legacy is already sealed, but could grow. Cousins is just getting started. His career could be over in 1-4 years because of an injury. He’s trying to capitalize on his situation and there’s nothing wrong with that.

        Seriously guys. All this bickering over saying a couple million in cap space is ridiculous. It doesn’t make that big of a difference. And these contracts are really only for 2-3 years. But a franchise QB makes a huge difference. You shouldn’t gamble with one or try to go bargain hunting. Just get it done. Archives

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