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Kirk Cousins is about to play out 2017 on the franchise tag, and the quarterback reportedly rebuffed a lowball supply from the Washington Redskins in Might.

Washington provided Cousins a 5-yr contract extension value a mean of round $20 million per yr, a supply advised NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero.

Solely the primary two years of the contract would have been assured, Pelissero added.

The supply was unlikely to entice Cousins to signal. He is already set to earn almost $24 million which are absolutely assured underneath the tag in 2017, so the extension would have primarily added only one yr of safety whereas locking the veteran pivot right into a under-market common wage.

Cousins and the Redskins are each reportedly OK with him enjoying beneath the tag this marketing campaign, and the 28-yr-previous is seemingly open to re-signing with Washington – regardless of rumors he’d look to drive an exit within the upcoming offseason.