During a call with the Sports Junkies Tuesday, Charley Casserly said the way Kirk Cousins ended his last two seasons may hinder contract negotiations
"Lasts year this week, I'm usually just in Atlanta training, working out, stretching and just watching TV at night with my father-in-law, hanging out," Cousins said. "We stay with my in-laws in the winter in Atlanta. It's fun to be here. I love being able to get back out here and playing football again because when the season ended, it's nice to be off for a couple of days. But then you're ready to get back at it. It's fun to get back out and throw the football around and get to know some of these guys that you're going up against every week on Sundays. I enjoy getting to know them and hearing their stories, what they do that's made them successful. I hope I can get back as many years as possible because this is a lot of fun."
The Redskins almost certainly do not want to pay Cousins anywhere close to $25 million per year with the guarantees that would come with that price tag.
Cousins and his representatives probably want in that neighborhood, because that’s what the market is going to dictate. Especially because Derek Carr and Matthew Stafford are due/very likely to get extensions this off-season and both of those deals are expected to top the $23.5 million per year average that Andrew Luck got from the Colts last summer, along with the $44 million fully guaranteed and the $87 million in three-year guarantees that Luck received.
Football players can't contribute when they're not playing, and by that measure, the Redskins had one of the more ineffective rookie classes in the NFL.
Though time is on their side, the Redskins have shown no movement when it comes to re-signing free agent wide receiver Pierre Garcon.
Reports showed that San Francisco has heavy interest in trading for Redskins QB Kirk Cousins, but does the hire of John Lynch as general manager change that? Let's dive in.
Ideally, you would like to get your own free agents who you want to keep under contract before they become free agents. With Cousins, there is a different timeline working; ideally, they would like to get him signed prior to the March 1 deadline for the franchise tag to be applied. While they could sign him any time after tagging him up until July 15, the Redskins would rather have the certainty of knowing that Cousins is in the fold for the long term before embarking on free agency.
The Redskins have more cap space and nine draft picks this year. So don't be surprised if they find defensive linemen in free agency and the draft.
Kyle Shanahan, the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons who is in line to become the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers after the Super Bowl, says he doesn't envision his father, longtime NFL head coach Mike Shanahan, joining him in San Francisco.