The Washington Redskins are no longer interested in quarterback Kirk Cousins and have broken off negotiations with the 27-year-old.
Both the parties were not coming any closer towards any deal and it’s the Redskins who have decided not to pursue negotiations further with the quarterback, as reported by ESPN.
According to previous reports, the Redskins were interested to tie down Cousins to a long-term deal. However, they were adamant of doing it only for the right price. If they are were willing to use the franchise tag on him, they have until March 1, 2016 to place it.
If the team from Washington decide to place the franchise tag on Cousins, it would cost them around $20 million for a one-year contract.
Cousins would still be an attractive proposition for teams needing a quarterback if he hits the open market. However, with only 25 regular-season games in his career, it’s not certain as to what type of a deal he would receive. Last season was Cousins’ best with the Redskins having thrown 29 touchdown passes with 11 interceptions.
Cousins was a fourth round pick in 2012 and replaced Robert Griffin III as the starting quarterback last August. In 2016, the Redskins picked up the $16.15 million option for Cousins but are reluctant to keep him in the squad for long.
The Redskins held a 9-7 record last year and went on to win the NFC East title. However, they faced defeat to Green Bay Packers in the first round of the playoffs.
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