Washington Redskins

Kirk Cousins On Target for $20 million Payday

in NFL

Embed from Getty Images

The Washington Redskins didn’t sign Kirk Cousins this year to a long-term contract extension as General Manager Scot McCloughan doubts his ability to be a premiere QB.

These comments made by Scot earlier this year is gonna be revisited as Kirk Cousins is now on track to being one of the highest paid QBs in the league:

Like I said, it’s part of the business that I don’t like at all, just because you want to take care of your own no matter what. And there’s a reason why you do franchise them, because you respect their talent and their abilities. But the market’s the market, and some teams will do certain things that throw the market off, so then you’ve got to step back and say, ‘Okay, who do we have next year? (Are) there three to five to seven guys that we want to extend prior to the last year of their deal, or do we want to go after one and know we’re going to lose three or four next year?’

“o it’s a fine line, and like I said, it’s tough, but that’s why we do this. It’s the market. The NFL’s a phenomenal, phenomenal entity, and the money’s incredible. But the way I look at it is I want Kirk in a long-term deal, no doubt about it, but also I’m not gonna put our franchise in a situation where we’re gonna lose three or four younger guys that I think are gonna be good football players for one guy. I won’t do it. You know, that’s just how it is.”

Fast forward, Kirk Cousins has now the highest passer rating in the league, had a franchise record of 41 completions in a single game and is second for most passing yards (449). The rest of his stats include 70.1 percent pass completion at 8.4 yards per attempt for a 43:10 TD-to-INT ratio and a sterling 108.8 passer rating in 21 games.

Now the strenght of negotiations is in Kirks’ hands and Scot will have his hands full on the next negotiations. Kirk is likely to lead the Redskins in back to back post-season appearance, first in the last 22 years.

Starting negotiations for Kirk would be around $23 million dollars, a price that Scot should be prepared to pay else he would need to shop around for a new QB and make a few steps backwards.

Dallas Cowboys Defeats Redskins Frustrating for Donte Whitner

in NFL

Embed from Getty Images

The Dallas Cowboys continue to ride high and have now improved to 10 wins against 1 loss; defeating the Washington Redskins despite Kirk Cousins throwing three touchdowns on the 4th quarter.

Dak Prescott led the offense with two touchdowns to put the Cowboys past the Redskins 31-26.

Redskins safety Donte Whitner says he and the rest of the team is frustrated playing against the Cowboys as Dak seems to have a lot of options for the offense that makes it very hard to predict their next move.

Dak has ability to run the ball and score a touchdown, can pass it off to Ezekiel Elliot who is one the top RBs in the league, or throw it to a health Dez Bryant.

As per Donte Whitner — “They’re very frustrating. You have a lot of quarterbacks in the National Football League that take chances with the football and [you] get the opportunity for interceptions. To put the ball on the ground when you get to them, when you sack them. This quarterback doesn’t do that. … That’s why he’s playing so well. He understands situations, he’s not trying to turn the football over, and he’s taking this opportunity and running with it.”

Even Redskins defensive end Chris Baker has same sentiments:

“[Dak Prescott] showed a lot of poise, made the plays that he was supposed to make whether it was using his feet or making that perfect throw in the corner. He did what he had to do to win the game. That’s why their record is the way they are. They can run with Dak, they can pass with him, give it to [Ezekiel Elliott]. They’re 10-1 for a reason.”

The Dallas Cowboys has found a gem in Dak Prescott and would continue to ride the success and provide lots of frustrations to their opponents.

Go to Top