Washington’s quarterback did not agree to a long-term deal.
Kirk Cousins has not been locked up long-term by the Redskins.
Washington’s quarterback will play the 2017 season under the franchise tag, the team revealed this afternoon.
Cousins reportedly rejected a contract offer that would have made him the second-highest paid player in the history of the NFL on a year-to-year basis.
The Redskins released this statement:
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) July 17, 2017
Cousins is clearly betting on himself, thinking he can land a more lucrative deal while being able to choose what team he plays for next summer.