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The Washington Redskins have till Monday to hammer out an extended-time period cope with quarterback Kirk Cousins, however all indications are that he will probably be allowed to play out the 2017 season on the franchise tag, NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport stories.
The franchise tag was issued to Cousins for the second straight season, netting him a 20 % increase on his 2016 wage, which equates to a $23.9 base wage in 2017.
Rapoport stories each side are “OK” with going via with the one-yr partnership. The 2 sides have been unable to barter an extended-time period deal for the previous two seasons.
Cousins is scheduled to hit unrestricted free company in 2018, although the Redskins might hand him their tag once more for a 3rd yr. Nevertheless, that might require a forty four % bump in pay and internet Cousins $34.5 million. The staff might additionally use a transition tag, which comes with a 20 % increase, however it will permit Cousins the power to barter a multi-yr contract with different groups.
The Redskins made Cousins their second quarterback chosen within the 2012 draft after they traded as much as seize Robert Griffin III within the first spherical. After three seasons with Griffin underneath middle, Washington allowed Cousins to take the wheel.
In his first yr as a starter, he set a franchise report for probably the most passing yards in a single season. He then topped that mark in 2016 by almost reaching the 5,000-yard mark.
Cousins led the Redskins to a division title in 2015 and to the brink of the playoffs final season.