Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins finally puts pen to paper
By Ian Cummings
After years of stalled negotiations, hesitance, and denial of the need for closure, Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has finally caved.
It wasn’t easy to make it happen. He sent a couple low offers to try and strengthen his leverage, but after a few jogs back to the manager by the salesman, Cousins knew this deal wouldn’t be a simple haggle. But in the end, he and Eastern Motors put pen to paper, freeing Cousins from the conversion van that’s kept him in the slow lane for far too long. Take a look:
As you might’ve guessed, Cousins didn’t actually sign with the Washington Redskins. And if it’s going to happen at all, it will take time and plenty of patience. There are rumors that the Washington Redskins are preparing to leave Cousins and his sweet new ride behind, in favor of a younger quarterback from the draft. They interviewed with Mike White and Mason Rudolph at Senior Bowl practices, and they’ll undoubtedly be at the game later today to keep an eye on some of the most enticing college recruits.
A change of pace could be nice, but when it comes to being in the drivers’ seat, no draft prospect knows nearly as much as Kirk Cousins. In three years with the Washington Redskins, Cousins has led the team to three competitive seasons, as well as an NFC East Championship in 2015. He’s thrown for over 13,000 yards, and he’s accounted for well over 100 total touchdowns in that short span.
If the Washington Redskins are forced to put another quarterback behind the wheel this season, it would be quite a blow. Cousins has been successful without a solid running game or defense all three years, and it’s exciting to think about how far he could go with more pieces around him.
A deal is far from a guarantee, but Cousins knows the situation, and for now, he’s having fun with it. As the deadline approaches, however, and the white flag flies, Cousins may need to pick up the pace and put the pedal to the metal, if he truly does want to stay in Washington. The Redskins must do the same, if they want to keep Cousins and his camp interested.
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Drivers, start your engines.