Redskins and QB Kirk Cousins have broken off contract talks, per team source. No further talks scheduled.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 16, 2016
We'll keep monitoring the situation, but it is never a good headline when the team and your franchise quarterback stop talking.
For the Redskins' part, the franchise tag is a giant safety net. For Cousins, that could lead to the dreaded "h" word.
Do any of us actually think Kirk Cousins would hold out if the team tags him? I don't think he wants to, but I DO think he is essentially demanding that the team respect him, and show that respect with as many zeroes as possible.
Discuss amongst yourselves.
EDITOR'S UPDATE: Now there are reports out there (like the NBC tweet below) that say the team and Kirk Cousins are STILL TALKING!!! Great, and I just walked us right down Holdout Avenue. Stay tuned!