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Commanders could re-sign Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins left the now-Washington Commanders under a cloud. After getting two straight franchise tags, previous owner Dan Snyder decided to let the veteran quarterback walk for nothing in free agency. Looking back, this is where their complications at the position began.

Cousins signed a lucrative deal with the Minnesota Vikings. He's emerged as one of the league's most consistent and durable passers. Unfortunately for the veteran, his 2023 campaign was cut short with a torn Achilles that places his immediate future in doubt.

The former fourth-round selection out of Michigan State is out of contract in 2024. While there seems to be a mutual interest in another deal, nothing could be said with any guarantee despite their quarterback carousel without Cousins' dependability leading the charge.

If for some reason Cousins and the Vikings went their separate ways, could the signal-caller make an emotional return to a place he once called home? Any bad blood likely left the player once Snyder relinquished ownership. Whether it's something the new regime will legitimately consider is the big question.

The short-term benefits would be obvious. He'd be the best quarterback Washington's had since the day he departed in the first place. The Commanders have enough cap space to pull this off should they wish.

There is the not-so-small matter of Cousins' injury to consider in this equation. Achilles complications are notoriously difficult to overcome. That bears more significance given the player's age.