Kirk Cousins Makes NFL History, becomes first quarterback to get "Franchised" Twice

Kirk Cousins Makes NFL History, becomes first quarterback to get

The Redskins can franchise tag Cousins in 2017 ($23.94 million) and transition tag him ($28.78 million) in 2018, paying out $72.67 million over three years - still more than any player has ever earned in three years.

The Washington Redskins announced today that they have placed the exclusive franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Washington has made a decision to franchise tag quarterback Kirk Cousins for the second straight year, making him the first quarterback to ever be placed under a franchise tag for two consecutive years.

By using the exclusive tag, they remain in control of Cousins' immediate future and now have until July 15 to work out a long-term deal.

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The Redskins, perhaps begrudgingly, have a quarterback for 2017, if they want him.

If everyone in the organization believed in Cousins as coach Jay Gruden does, this deal would be done. The franchise tag is a one-year contract to a player (a pending free agent) for an amount no less than the average of the top five salaries at the player's position, or 120 percent of the player's previous salary.

If Cousins stayed put this season, Washington would risk him leaving as a free agent next year and receiving just a third-round compensatory pick in return.

Remember: Kirk Cousins told us on #GrantAndDanny earlier this offseason that he would sign the franchise tag.

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Last season, Cousins threw for a team record 4,917 yards - breaking his own mark from 2015 - with 25 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions.

Without a long-term deal, the Redskins might lose Cousins after next season and only receive a third-round compensatory pick in 2019. Now, a trade is the only way he's getting there.

The 49ers last negotiated a big trade involving a quarterback - Alex Smith in 2013 - at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. The 49ers hired Shanahan, and will be in the market for a QB this year. Oh yeah. More than likely Cousins and Washington will come to an agreement that makes him the highest paid QB in the National Football League, something north of Luck's $24.594 million a year even if it's just a few bucks.

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