The Washington Redskins will have Kirk Cousins play on the franchise tag again this season as he will not sign a long-term deal by Monday’s deadline. It’s the deadline for all players who have the tag on to agree to a deal with their team or they play the season with the franchise tag.
Cousins also played on the franchise tag last season with the Washington Redskins so it’ll be the second consecutive season he’s on it. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, he is open to signing an extension after this season though:
Kirk Cousins is not expected to sign a long-term deal by Monday’s deadline, but is open to doing deal with team after season, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 16, 2017
The franchise tag for Cousins this season is worth $23.9M which is still good money for him. Last season for the Redskins, Cousins threw for 4,917 yards with 25 touchdowns and a 67% completion percentage.
The Redskins will now have to wait until next season to try and extend him or they might have to franchise tag him, though it would be at an even higher rate than this year’s tag.