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“Inner disagreement exists inside the group relating to Cousins’ precise worth” nonetheless stays regardless of the quarterback producing again-to-again strong seasons because the starter, a supply informed Mike Florio of Professional Soccer Speak.
These disagreements started when it turned clear in 2015 that Cousins was the superior choice to Robert Griffin III, with some eager to stick with Griffin because of the king’s ransom Washington gave as much as purchase him, provides Florio.
Washington slapped Cousins with the franchise tag for the second straight yr this offseason, and he is reportedly anticipated to play out the 2017 season and not using a lengthy-time period contract.
If Washington needs to tag Cousins once more, it is going to value them $28.7 million beneath the transition tag – although that may permit different groups to make a play for him – or $34.7 million underneath the franchise tag.
After giving Cousins almost $forty four million mixed in 2016 and 2017, it appears unlikely the Redskins can be prepared to push his three-yr earnings to just about $seventy eight million – greater than the three-yr worth of Andrew Luck and Derek Carr‘s league-topping offers.
Nevertheless, they will danger dropping him if they do not. The San Francisco 49ers have been closely rumored to be involved in buying Cousins ought to he turn into out there, and the veteran pivot will not be missing for different suitors, both.