Many NFL analysts seem skeptical that the Redskins will get a long-term contract signed with Kirk Cousins before the July 15 deadline. Mike Florio, however, is not skeptical of a deal. Florio flat out said a deal is not happening.
On ProFootballTalk.com, Florio wrote:
For Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins, the deadline is irrelevant; an impasse exists that won’t be broken in the next eight days.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, nothing is happening by way of negotiations between Cousins and the team, and nothing will be happening. The two sides won’t be reaching a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline.
Much of the talk surrounding the Cousins contract talks point to a stalled conversation, but few have taken the firm position that "nothing will be happening" as Florio.
Whether or not a deal gets done, it's worth remembering that in the NFL, often nothing happens until the final minutes before a deadline. Last year, four franchised players signed multiyear deals with their clubs on deadline day: Demaryius Thomas, Dez Bryant, Justin Thomas and Stephen Gostkowski.
The Dez Bryant deal stretched almost to the exact deadline, and by the looks of things one week out, perhaps any movement between the 'Skins and Cousins will require similar last minute work.