Washington Redskins
  • 6'3"
  • 202
  • 29
  • 6 years
  • Michigan State
  • 2012 R4 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Att Comp Pass Yards Pass TDs Int Rush Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 300+ Yard Gms 2+ TD Gms
2012 WAS 3 51 48 33 466 4 3 3 22 0 0 488 4 0 1 1
2013 WAS 5 159 155 81 854 4 7 4 14 0 2 868 4 0 1 1
2014 WAS 6 211 204 126 1710 10 9 7 20 0 2 1730 10 0 2 4
2015 WAS 16 569 543 379 4166 29 11 26 48 5 3 4214 34 0 7 8
2016 WAS 16 640 606 406 4917 25 12 34 96 4 3 5013 29 0 7 11
  Avg 10 340 322 212 2525 15 8 18 58 2 2 2583 17 0 4 5

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Att Comp Pass Yards Pass TDs Int Rush Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 300+ Yard Gms 2+ TD Gms
2017 WAS 11 412 376 249 3038 19 6 36 145 3 4 3183 22 0 5 7

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 11/23/2017 8:46pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 19 of his 31 passes for 242 yards, two touchdowns and an interception and was sacked six times in a 20-10 win over the New York Giants Thursday, Nov. 23.

    Huddle Up: Washington's offensive line was missing four starters at times, but Cousins survived to post a serviceable stat line. He will be in the QB1 mix in Week 13 against a struggling Dallas Cowboys team.

  • Posted: 11/19/2017 6:27pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 22 of his 32 passes for 322 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-31 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 11.

    Huddle Up: Cousins had thrown one touchdown or less in his three previous games, so Sunday's performance offers hope for fantasy owners. He could be a low-end QB1 against the New York Giants in Week 12.

  • Posted: 11/5/2017 8:43pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 21 of his 31 pass attempts for 247 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 9 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

    Huddle Up: The performance by Cousins, and particularly Washington as a whole, was shocking. The team was missing two tight ends, several offensive linemen and Jamison Crowder, a top receiver, but they went on the road and won a tough road game.

  • Posted: 11/4/2017 6:29pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins needs to take more shots down the field, according to head coach Jay Gruden. 'That's probably the one area that we can force the issue on a little bit to give these receivers chances down the field,' Gruden said.

    Huddle Up: Cousins will be playing in a tough environment at Seattle in Week 9, and he could have trouble creating big plays with multiple starters missing along the offensive line and in the receiving corps. If you have a quality backup with a solid matchup, you may want to bench Cousins.

  • Posted: 11/3/2017 4:09pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will be facing the Seattle Seahawks in Week 9, but he will not have two tight ends, two starting offensive linemen, a key reserve lineman and he might also be missing his top wide receiver.

    Huddle Up: Cousins is a very risky fantasy play, as he could be on his back a lot. And when he is able to throw, he'll have the dependable Vernon Davis, but Jordan Reed and Niles Paul are already out. Jamison Crowder might also be sidelined. It's a MASH unit in Washington right now, and Cousins could struggle against an aggressive Seahawks defense as a result.

  • Posted: 10/23/2017 9:25pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 30 of 40 passes for 303 yards, while also tossing three touchdown passes and one interception in the team's Week 7 game Monday, Oct. 23, versus the Philadelphia Eagles. In addition, he picked up 18 rushing yards on three carries.

    Huddle Up: Cousins has now registered 300-yard efforts in three of his last four games, amassing 10 touchdowns compared to just two interceptions over that span. He's typically a lower-end QB1 to roll with, but ever since his disappointing performance in the season opener, Cousins has actually been amongst the best quarterbacks in all of football. If he keeps up his recent play, he'll continue to be a viable option for all leagues.

  • Posted: 10/15/2017 6:42pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 25 of his 37 passes for 330 yards, two touchdowns and an interception and ran four times for 26 yards and a touchdown in a 26-24 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Washington almost blew a big lead, but Cousins finished with a strong stat line and has now accounted for multiple touchdowns in three straight games. Up next is a rematch with a Philadelphia Eagles team that kept Cousins in check in Week 1, but he is playing well enough to deploy as a low-end QB1.

  • Posted: 10/2/2017 9:06pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 14 of 24 passes for 215 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the team's Week 4 loss Monday, Oct. 2, against the Kansas City Chiefs. He also added seven rushes for 38 yards.

    Huddle Up: Despite registering his fewest pass attempts in a game since last December, Cousins ended up being efficient anyway in terms of fantasy scoring. It also helped that he didn't turn the ball over. Cousins continues to serve as a fine lower-end QB1 and as impressive as he's been over the last few seasons, 2017 is shaping up to be his best one yet, as he's on pace for a career-high QB rating.

  • Posted: 9/30/2017 11:13am ET

    Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins (non-injury) fully participated in practice Saturday, Sept. 30, and is not on the injury report for Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Cousins is coming off his best game of the season in Week 3 where he threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns. He may be without some of his receivers and will be facing a tough Kansas City Chiefs defense but can still be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most leagues.

  • Posted: 9/30/2017 10:45am ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins (non-injury) returned to practice Saturday, Sept. 30, after leaving the team for a day to be with his wife for the birth of their first child.

    Huddle Up: This means Cousins should be find to face the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football. Playing against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium is usually difficult for any quarterback, so owners shouldn't hesitate benching Cousins this week if they have similar options with a better matchup.

  • Posted: 9/28/2017 7:48pm ET

    Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson is continuing to earn the trust of QB Kirk Cousins, according to head coach Jay Gruden. 'And that's something that's got to continue to develop because Josh can do things not many people can do when the ball is in the air,' Gruden said. 'I think with that will hopefully come more opportunity for him to make plays down the field on the ball where he looks like he might be covered but Kirk might give him a chance.'

    Huddle Up: Doctson caught a long touchdown in Week 3, but that is his lone catch on the year. The upside is there, but he is a lottery ticket at this point.

  • Posted: 9/24/2017 9:08pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 25 of his 30 passes for 365 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-10 win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: After a sloppy start to the year, Cousins had a breakout performance against Oakland. His QB1 upside is undeniable, but Cousins could be a boom-or-bust option on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4.

  • Posted: 9/17/2017 9:26pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 18 of his 27 pass attempts for 179 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Week 2 on the road against the Rams.

    Huddle Up: Cousins is being paid like an elite quarterback, but so far he has passed for just 419 yards and two touchdowns with one interception through two games. Not good. He might recover in Week 3 in a potential shootout against Oakland on Sunday Night Football.

  • Posted: 9/10/2017 2:01pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins was 23-for-40 for 240 yards with one touchdown and an interception in a 30-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Sept. 10.

    Huddle Up: Philadelphia was 13th in the league in pass defense last year with 239.5 yards given up per game. The number of dropped balls and missed opportunities could be a concern, but this is also a big rivalry. The fact Cousins couldn't close the deal at home could be something to watch, but Cousins had a subpar preseason and this could be a hangover. Keep him as a QB1 for now.

  • Posted: 8/27/2017 5:08pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 10 of his 19 passes for 109 yards and an interception in a 23-17 preseason win over the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Aug. 27.

    Huddle Up: Cousins hasn't made many big plays this preseason, and Washington's revamped receiving corps could be contributing to the slow start. While the faces have changed a bit, he still has plenty of weapons at his disposal, so expect him to iron things out sooner rather than later and put together another season of QB1 production.

  • Posted: 8/19/2017 9:02pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 14 of his 23 pass attempts for 144 yards and a touchdown in a 21-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the preseason Saturday. Aug. 19.

    Huddle Up: It wasn't the most efficient stat line for Cousins, but on the plus side, he was putting the ball in the air early and often. He has solid weapons around him and should be in line for another season of QB1 production.

  • Posted: 8/15/2017 11:41am ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins does not want to sign with another team when he becomes a free agent next offseason. Cousins loves playing for the Redskins and hopes to remain there for the entirety of his career.

    Huddle Up: The desire is there, but Cousins and the Redskins have had difficult contract negotiations in the past. Nonetheless, Cousins is a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in 2017, even with the losses of Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson.

  • Posted: 7/20/2017 8:26pm ET

    Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson's progression this season could help determine if QB Kirk Cousins decides to sign a long-term extension, according to JP Finlay of CSNMidAtlantic.com.

    Huddle Up: Doctson should be the fourth option in a pass-happy attack, and he can be considered an upside WR5 coming off an injury-plagued rookie year.

  • Posted: 7/18/2017 4:54pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins' first choice is to stay with the Redskins despite both sides not agreeing on a long-term deal. Cousins said he would love to stay in Washington long term and has hope for getting a deal done next offseason.

    Huddle Up: The bottom line is that Cousins will still play for the Redskins in 2017. He's set to make a lot of money next year, though, whether that's from the Redskins or someone else. As for fantasy, Cousins has QB1 appeal after averaging 4,541.5 yards and 27 touchdowns the last two seasons, not to mention he's scored nine times on the ground in that span.

  • Posted: 7/17/2017 1:47pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins was offered $53 million guaranteed as part of the Redskins' offer in early May, according to team president Bruce Allen.

    Huddle Up: We don't know who Cousins will be playing for next season, but we do know that team will need to break the bank in order to sign him. He has quickly turned into one of the most prolific quarterbacks in the NFL over the last two years. View him as a low-end QB1 heading into 2017.

  • Posted: 7/17/2017 1:38pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins was not given a new deal prior to the deadline Monday, July 17. He will play under the franchise tag for a second straight year.

    Huddle Up: Cousins will be the beneficiary of a significant payday next offseason. As for this season, he remains a QB1 candidate despite losing both DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon.

  • Posted: 7/17/2017 6:04am ET

    Updating an ongoing story, Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins' best contract offer was received in May, which was higher than $20 million per year. The contract only added one guaranteed year, but it was worth less than the $23.9 million he's slated to make via the franchise tag.

    Huddle Up: Cousins has averaged 4,542 yards, 27 touchdowns and 11.5 interceptions the last two seasons. He has completed nearly 70 percent of his passes in that span and sits just below the elite tier as a QB1 in fantasy.

  • Posted: 7/16/2017 12:40pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is not expected to sign a long-term deal before the 4 p.m. ET deadline Monday, July 17. However, Cousins is reportedly open to doing a deal with the team after this season as there has been 'a positive, constructive tone' to recent contract talks, per a source.

    Huddle Up: It appears one of the NFL's longest ongoing sagas will continue for another few months. Cousins reportedly wants to bet on himself yet again in hopes he can maximize his earnings and potentially reset the market at quarterback as a free agent in 2018. In fantasy, he has settled in as a midrange QB1.

  • Posted: 7/13/2017 5:33am ET

    Updating an ongoing story, Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is likely to play for the franchise tag in 2017, and both sides are complacent with it, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Cousins has had two-and-a-half brilliant seasons in a row and nearly threw for 5,000 yards last season. He rates just below the elite tier in fantasy, but he's not a bad consolation prize.

  • Posted: 7/12/2017 2:31pm ET

    The Washington Redskins still have not made much progress in contract talks with QB Kirk Cousins and the two sides are not close to a deal. The Redskins have until Monday, July 17, to sign Cousins to a long-term deal.

    Huddle Up: Cousins has posted terrific numbers over the last two seasons and is looking for a lucrative contract but has not reached an agreement yet. Cousins will continue to be with the Redskins for at least one more season and can still be considered a No. 1 fantasy quarterback even though he lost his top two receivers in free agency.

  • Posted: 7/10/2017 9:05am ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins signing a long-term deal before the July 17 deadline remains a long shot.

    Huddle Up: Our apologies for being Captain Obvious on a soap opera that has been stagnant for a couple of years. Cousins' play has also made him an obvious QB1 in fantasy after the top tier is gone.

  • Posted: 6/27/2017 7:52am ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins reaching a long-term deal is still a long shot, according to sources. There are promising signs of late, though.

    Huddle Up: Cousins is knocking on the door of the elite tier in fantasy, but there are safer players to deliver on that. Treat Cousins as an option if you miss out on the top three or four at the position.

  • Posted: 6/20/2017 9:10am ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has 'become a leader and a fixture at a position of perpetual angst for (team owner Dan) Snyder,' according to CBS sports Jason La Confora, who believes there is now an 80 percent chance Cousins signs a long-term deal with the Redskins.

    Huddle Up: La Confora also suggests letting Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson walk in free agency was a precursor to a long-term deal for Cousins. There has been a lot of positive momentum to reach a long-term deal this summer, and the sides have just under a month to negotiate a contract before Cousins is forced to play under the franchise tag. He figures to be a low-end QB1 in 2017.

  • Posted: 6/16/2017 2:09pm ET

    Washington Redskins vice president of player personnel Doug Williams said the team wants to sign QB Kirk Cousins to a long-term extension in the worst way. Williams said the two sides have been negotiating this offseason.

    Huddle Up: The Redskins will have about a month to sign Cousins to a long-term deal, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. He has thrown for at least 4,100 yards in each of the last two seasons and has posted 54 touchdowns during that time. Cousins did lose his top two receivers in free agency but still has a solid group of pass catchers to work with this season. Cousins can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in some leagues.

  • Posted: 6/7/2017 5:39am ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has had encouraging contract talks recently, which owner Daniel Snyder has gotten involved in, and he expressed an interest in re-signing Cousins. There is belief that even if a deal isn't completed by the July 15 franchise tag deadline, one could be completed after the season.

    Huddle Up: Cousins had the fifth-most fantasy points the last five weeks of the season as well as the entire season. He has been consistently brilliant, and he's knocking on the door of the top couple of tiers at the position in fantasy.

  • Posted: 6/4/2017 7:50pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins' 104.7 passer rating since Week 7 of the 2015 season is the best mark in the NFL among players with at least 500 pass attempts.

    Huddle Up: While the Redskins have been hesitant to commit to Cousins long term, fantasy owners shouldn't be afraid to grab him as a midrange QB1.

  • Posted: 5/23/2017 7:32am ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins could receive a third consecutive franchise tag next offseason, according to team president Bruce Allen. The cost of a third straight franchise tag would be $34 million in 2018.

    Huddle Up: Cousins has had two brilliant seasons in a row, but after a marked turnover in weaponry, there's very real risk with him as a QB1. He's, ideally, a low-end QB1 or fringe backup choice.

  • Posted: 4/27/2017 5:56pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is a player the Cleveland Browns are trying to acquire.

    Huddle Up: The Browns have been looking to find a long-term quarterback for a while and are working on acquiring Cousins. Cousins has played well over the last two seasons but received the franchise tag for the second straight offseason. He would be the starting quarterback if the Browns add him, but he would not have a lot of weapons to work with in the passing game. Owners in fantasy leagues can consider Cousins a fringe No. 1 quarterback or a solid No. 2 quarterback.

  • Posted: 4/11/2017 7:48pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said 'the ball's in the team's court' regarding negotiations for a long-term contract, and that he was assured by owner Dan Snyder and president Bruce Allen he won't be traded prior to the upcoming season. 'The team would need to make that decision and say that this is a guy we're going to commit to in the long haul,' Cousins stated. 'I'm very comfortable playing under the franchise tag.'

    Huddle Up: None of this should really be a surprise to anyone. It's already been reported how Washington has immediately shot down any potential trade suitors for the 28-year-old quarterback, while he continues to maintain that he would like to get a long-term deal done with the franchise. Either way, Cousins has the ability to offer sneaky QB1 potential for 2017 later on in drafts.

  • Posted: 3/30/2017 4:19pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins still hasn't received a new offer from the team since February, one that involved getting 'roughly' $20 million per year with a low guarantee.

    Huddle Up: No matter what, Cousins is going to be playing under center once again in Washington in 2017, considering how the club has immediately shot down any trade suitors, but his future with the Redskins beyond next season looks murky. Regardless, he'll enter the new campaign with QB1 potential in fantasy.

  • Posted: 3/14/2017 8:12pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is still garnering interest, as three other teams have tried to trade for him 'in the last 10 days or so,' only to be 'quickly shot down,' according to a league source.

    Huddle Up: While Cousins' situation in Washington will be tricky beyond 2017, it appears the club is firmly set with him as their starting quarterback going into next season, and who can blame them? The 28-year-old has topped 4,100 passing yards in each of the past two seasons, while compiling 54 touchdowns compared to only 23 interceptions over that span. He'll have QB1 potential in most formats.

  • Posted: 3/10/2017 10:37am ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will reportedly not agree to a long-term deal with the team as long as team president Bruce Allen remains in power.

    Huddle Up: This is a direct response to the haphazard way the Redskins handled the departure of former general manager Scott McClellan and isn't exactly unsurprising news despite the fact the ink is still probably still drying after Cousins signed his one-year franchise tender earlier Friday. With DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon gone and so much chaos surrounding the franchise, Cousins is going to be hard to trust in fantasy in 2017.

  • Posted: 3/10/2017 8:26am ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins signed his franchise tender Friday, March 10. He can now be traded, but the team has shown no indication of doing so.

    Huddle Up: Cousins is in a sticky situation where he has asked for a trade, and the team lost its top two receivers. He has earned midrange QB1 status the last two years, but with these other factors coming into play, one has to wonder if there is more risk than upside for more.

  • Posted: 3/9/2017 5:12pm ET

    Updating an ongoing story, Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will sign his franchise tag tender soon, and he will be a 'good soldier,' according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

    Huddle Up: Cousins most likely will remain with the Redskins in 2017. The offense lost DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, so a step backward statistically seems inevitable for Cousins. He's a high-end QB2 for most gaming circles.

  • Posted: 3/9/2017 8:44am ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins asked owner Dan Snyder for a trade, but he was essentially told not to get his hopes up, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Cousins has had two banner seasons in a row, but with the turmoil and uncertainty, you're probably buying him a little high as a midrange QB1 with some bust potential. He's also likely to lose two of his receivers. It's a juicy story, but there are safer options this year.

  • Posted: 3/2/2017 12:16pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins and the Redskins are discussing a long-term deal worth $20 million per year, according to a source. Cousins' franchise tag is worth around $24 million this year.

    Huddle Up: Cousins will be paid big money either way, but the Redskins want to lock up who they believe to be their quarterback of the future for a long time. Cousins has cemented himself as a QB1 and should be drafted as such even if DeSean Jackson does not return to the District of Columbia.

  • Posted: 2/28/2017 11:35am ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins 'remains in play' to be traded despite receiving the exclusive franchise tag on Tuesday, Feb. 28, according to the Washington Post's Mark Maske.

    Huddle Up: ESPN's John Keim reported earlier Tuesday the San Francisco 49ers are the only team Cousins is willing to sign a long-term contract with 'right now' - a move that would reunite him with his former offensive coordinator (and new 49ers head coach) Kyle Shanahan. Maske does nothing to dispute that possibility. San Francisco has ten draft picks at the moment, including No. 2 overall, so it has the ammunition to pull the trigger. A move to the bay area would send Cousins into fantasy QB2 territory in 2017.

  • Posted: 2/28/2017 10:43am ET

    Impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins (Redskins) received the exclusive franchise tag on Tuesday, Feb. 28, prohibiting him to negotiate with other teams.

    Huddle Up: The only real question for weeks was whether or not Washington would choose the exclusive or non-exclusive tag, so this answers that question. The exclusive tag guarantees Cousins a 20-percent raise on his 2016 salary of $19.953 million, but the fact the Redskins don't appear anywhere close to signing him long-term throws gas on the fire to the rumors he could leave for the San Francisco 49ers after the season. For 2017, however, Cousins projects to be a low-end QB1 in fantasy.

  • Posted: 2/28/2017 6:28am ET

    Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins would sign with the San Francisco 49ers to reunite with head coach Kyle Shanahan.

    Huddle Up: Cousins is likely to receive the franchise tag again from the Redskins, and this topic could be on hold for another year. Cousins has had two banner seasons in a row, and he's in the midrange QB1 area in fantasy.

  • Posted: 2/27/2017 11:04am ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is expected to receive the franchise tag before the franchise tag deadline Wednesday, March 1.

    Huddle Up: This won't be a big surprise if/when it happens. It makes sense for Washington to tag Cousins again so they have more time to discuss a long-term contract. Cousins has solidified his place in QB1 territory after the last two years. Expect another season of 4,000 or more yards and at least a couple dozen touchdowns.

  • Posted: 2/21/2017 6:41am ET

    Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins, who could potentially receive the franchise tag at $23.9 million, would account for 35 percent of the team's salary cap with CB Josh Norman ($20 million) and OT Trent Williams ($15.1 million).

    Huddle Up: Cousins' numbers were on par, in some places better, than his breakout 2015 campaign. He has proven to be a solid fantasy option in the low-end QB1 range.

  • Posted: 2/20/2017 9:36pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will not sign a long-term deal prior to the March 1 deadline when the club can apply the franchise tag, according to 'a source with knowledge of the situation.'

    Huddle Up: Well, even if that is the case, the Redskins can still lock up Cousins over the long haul by turning a potential franchise tag into a long-term contract, and the deadline for that would be July 15. Either way, it looks like Cousins will be entering his sixth straight campaign in a Washington uniform, and after another fabulous showing in 2016, he'll have low-end QB1 potential.

  • Posted: 2/17/2017 8:12pm ET

    Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins would prefer to receive the franchise tag again in 2017 because he doesn't want to remain with the team long term, according to former Redskins officials.

    Huddle Up: Cousins will likely be back in Washington in 2017 one way or the other, and he has shown over the last two years he is capable of providing big numbers. He will be a borderline QB1 next season.

  • Posted: 2/14/2017 3:56pm ET

    Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins and the Redskins have not yet come close to an agreement on a long-term contract, according to sources. Thus, placing the franchise tag on Cousins for a second consecutive year is a real possibility. If Cousins is tagged, he would earn $23.94 million compared to the $19.95 million he earned last season. The goal of both sides, however, is to hammer out a long-term deal.

    Huddle Up: There's no question Cousins deserves a long-term contract. He has two straight 4,000-yard seasons, including 4,917 yards in 2016 -- a franchise record. In addition, he has led the Redskins to two straight winning seasons while becoming a fixture in QB1 territory of fantasy football leagues. His running ability only adds to the lure. Assuming he does return to Washington, he's a low-end QB1 consideration.

  • Posted: 2/9/2017 4:02pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins and the team have shown 'no indications that the sides are venturing closer in negotiations' and as a result, Mike Jones of the Washington Post believes there is a 'high likelihood' that Cousins receives the franchise tag for the second straight year. That means he'd receive a raise in salary from $20 million to $24 million for the upcoming campaign, but the Redskins would lose all future leverage in trying to lock him up after that.

    Huddle Up: Team president Bruce Allen and head coach Jay Gruden have been vocal about keeping Cousins, but it seems the two sides just can't agree on a long-term deal. They have about three weeks before deciding whether or not to use the franchise tag, and if that is indeed the case, it is seen as unlikely that Cousins would be back after next season. Either way, the 28-year-old is coming off his second straight stellar campaign and should be viewed as a low-end QB1 going into drafts in 2017.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 PHI 240 1 1 30 0
2 @LAR 179 1 0 7 0
3 OAK 365 3 0 2 0
4 @KC 220 2 0 38 0
6 SF 330 2 1 26 1
7 @PHI 303 3 1 18 0
8 DAL 263 1 1 0 0
9 @SEA 247 0 0 4 0
10 MIN 327 1 1 5 2
11 @NO 322 3 0 11 0
12 NYG 242 2 1 4 0

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 PIT 329 0 2 8 0
2 DAL 364 1 1 20 0
3 @NYG 296 2 0 -5 0
4 CLE 183 3 1 0 0
5 @BAL 260 1 1 -1 0
6 PHI 263 2 1 8 0
7 @DET 301 1 0 15 1
8 @CIN 458 2 1 -1 0
10 MIN 262 2 0 -1 0
11 GB 375 3 0 4 0
12 @DAL 449 3 0 2 0
13 @ARI 271 1 1 0 1
14 @PHI 234 2 1 6 0
15 CAR 315 0 1 11 0
16 @CHI 270 1 0 30 2
17 NYG 287 1 2 0 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 MIA 196 1 2 -1 0
2 LAR 203 1 0 0 0
3 @NYG 316 1 2 0 0
4 PHI 290 1 0 1 1
5 @ATL 219 1 2 1 0
6 @NYJ 196 1 2 1 0
7 TB 317 3 0 15 1
9 @NE 217 1 1 0 0
10 NO 324 4 0 0 0
11 @CAR 207 1 1 4 0
12 NYG 302 1 0 1 1
13 DAL 219 1 0 6 0
14 @CHI 300 1 1 13 1
15 BUF 319 4 0 11 1
16 @PHI 365 4 0 -4 0
17 @DAL 176 3 0 0 0
P1 GB 329 1 0 2 1

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
2 JAC 250 2 0 -1 0
3 @PHI 427 3 1 5 0
4 NYG 257 1 4 12 0
5 SEA 283 2 0 4 0
6 @ARI 354 2 3 0 0
7 TEN 139 0 1 0 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
8 @DEN 48 0 2 1 0
14 KC 59 0 0 0 0
15 @ATL 381 3 2 0 0
16 DAL 197 1 1 10 0
17 @NYG 169 0 2 3 0

2012 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
5 ATL 111 1 2 0 0
14 BAL 26 1 0 0 0
15 @CLE 329 2 1 22 0
P1 SEA 31 0 0 0 0

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