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CSN: Yes, the Redskins lowballed Cousins but was he asking for too much?

Jul 16, 2016, 10:13 AM EDT


Sure, the Redskins stuck to a long-term contract offer that they knew that Kick Cousins was never going to accept. But he stayed with numbers that he knew the Redskins would never go with, too. So who, if anyone, was being unreasonable? Tandler takes a look over on 

  1. redskins12thman - Jul 16, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    Would love to know what Cousins was asking for…. It’s hard to imagine he would ask for more than Luck money, which is why there was an opportunity missed to sign Cousins this past week.

    • redskinsnameisheretostay - Jul 17, 2016 at 3:36 PM

      Cousins doesn’t warrant equal to Luck’s contract. The idea they are both on equal terms at this point in their careers isn’t a rational position to make.

  2. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Jul 16, 2016 at 11:32 AM

    It’s just a fact of the market this year, and Cousin’s odd situation.

    1) Monster contract for Luck, best young QB in the game, combined with the Texans’ probably over-the-top offer for Osweiler, a QB who has proven nothing. That set a very high market.

    2) Cousins has just one year of starting, and a little over half of that was good. With the franchise tag(s) as high as they are, it made no sense for him not to bet on himself.

    So here we are. If Cousins beasts out (and he should, with an O.L. that is good at protecting the passer and the weapons he has to throw to), it’ll be another franchise tag or a monster long term deal.

    OTOH, maybe he never does well against the teams with good pass-rushing Ds. And none of us end up happy.

  3. brucefan1 - Jul 16, 2016 at 1:27 PM

    As in all things Redskin, I’m just gonna trust in Mac.

  4. bangkokben - Jul 16, 2016 at 1:31 PM

    Of course Cousins was asking for too much. You can’t say I want $18M/year (average) than see what other guys get and say $20M/year and then see what Luck gets and say $22M/year. You have a starting point that you’re willing to go down from and your agent gets a bunch of money based on the deal and its his business to know the market. Still the Redskins know all of the previous deals — made by most YEARS ago — and know that those deals aren’t a high water mark forever. As for bruised feelings, that won’t begin until next year when similar actions provoke memories — if indeed there are similar actions.

    • redskinsnameisheretostay - Jul 17, 2016 at 3:38 PM

      If anyone has bruised egos in these negotions then they aren’t professionals

  5. colmac69 - Jul 16, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Not bn on forum for number wks but following cousins story as best as……amount people who get all caught up in the madness is crazy…….

    Thankfully the deadline date has passed and focus now should b on new season. ….cousins performs like last season (and I think he will) he gets shiny 5,6 yr contract and skins only to happy to pony up the dosh……plenty cap room for other contracts nxt season everyone happy and life goes on

    Can’t remember last time that looking forward to a new season so much and with genuine reason to think we could actually go deep into playoffs….

    • redskinsnameisheretostay - Jul 17, 2016 at 3:44 PM

      Great points all around and your position on Cousins is dead on. Many here wanting to give up the farm for Cousins now are just premature on rewarding a QB that has so much still to prove before he can be even considered a legit Franchise QB. They forget what a guy like Foles did in his last year at Philly only to fall to below mediocrity as soon as a big contract was signed.

      This team has already built a offend and system that best suits him and if Cousins knows that. He won’t be in any hurry to leave the team next season.

      • John - Jul 17, 2016 at 5:55 PM

        Foles was never that good to begin with. He benefitted from the Kelley clear out, hurry up system. Once teams figured out how to defend it, Foles was exposed for the backup that he is. If he was any good, he would not have been benched for Case Keenum in LA. Archives

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