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Exciting news for Kirk Cousins fans

Postby SkinsJock » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:06 pm

Jimmy Garoppolo has been traded from the Patriots to the 49ers ...

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/patr ... ound-pick/

hopefully Dan and Bruce can find a way to keep Kirk Cousins now that his main guy Kyle Shanahan has gone in a different direction

Cousins recent play must have shown Kyle that Kirk was going to want a huge deal to leave the Redskins :lol:
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Re: Exciting news for Kirk Cousins fans

Postby DEHog » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:39 am

I can't help but wonder if SF inquired about Cousins. If so would you have pulled the trigger on the same trade? I know Snyder and Allen don't want to "give" Cousins to Kyle but they may look back and wished they would have??
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Re: Exciting news for Kirk Cousins fans

Postby SkinsJock » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:59 am

this franchise has made some really bad mistakes the past few years and while no franchise is mistake free, so many of the decisions made here are baffling to say the least

we have really become a franchise that die hard supporters keep hoping that a better time is not far away ... and it never gets here
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Re: Exciting news for Kirk Cousins fans

Postby SkinsJock » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:29 am

and this from Kyle Tasman of 24/7 Sports ...

And just like that, Kirk Cousins future in D.C. looks a lot more promising.

With Jimmy Garoppolo heading to the San Francisco 49ers -- the most popular free agent destination for the Washington Redskins quarterback -- and likely spelling the end of the notion that the Bay Area would be Cousins' next destination.

While it's no certainty that Cousins will remain with the Redskins, taking the 49ers off the board vastly changes the complexity of contract negotiations between the two sides. Suddenly, a team in desperate need of a starting quarterback now has one for the future, eliminating arguably the biggest threat to the Redskins re-signing their signal caller.

Other suitors still remain for Cousins, with the Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings chief amongst them. Thankfully for the Redskins, each team faces major hurdles in making that dream become a reality.

In Minnesota, the Vikings currently have two starting-caliber quarterbacks on their roster in Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater. While both will be free agents at the end of the season, the Vikings hold out hope that Bridgewater, once deemed their franchise quarterback, will make a full comeback from the devastating knee injury he suffered prior to the start of last season. Should that be the case, re-signing him will be nothing more than a formality, likely ending any potential pursuit for Cousins.

Denver is another with glaring issues at the quarterback position, however salary cap problems will come into play. According to Spotrac.com, the Broncos are expected to be amongst the bottom of the league in available cap space next season, greatly diminishing the likelihood that they would be willing to pay over the odds for Cousins, something the 49ers and Vikings would be in a position to do.

Effectively, the Redskins could be in a position to re-sign Cousins long-term for less than what he would likely be able to command from a team like the 49ers. That bodes well for the Redskins when it comes to negotiations -- should there be any -- moving forward.

It's still far from guaranteedd that the 28-year-old will stick around, but it certainly changes the dynamic of what is shaping up to be a delicate situation this offseason.

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Re: Exciting news for Kirk Cousins fans

Postby flamethrower » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:32 pm

This shows that Cousins is either gonna be probably a Bronco, or a Viking next year, or return to the Skins.
Best case for both Cousins, and the Skins is that they get a long term deal done.
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Re: Exciting news for Kirk Cousins fans

Postby SkinsJock » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:39 pm

I think that the best thing for Kirk Cousins is to play well for the remainder of the season - that is something that he controls - there is no way that anyone knows how well Garoppolo is going to play and if he does play well, how much he will want, considering the rate for good NFL QBs
Cousins just needs to continue to play well and then he will be able to go where he wants because he might as well go play where he feels he will be appreciated

I'd like to think that Cousins would sign a reasonable deal to stay here but after what he's been through, I can't believe that he will want to do that and I'm sure he's going to want to play somewhere where the FO has a clue about what they are doing
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