There has been little momentum between the Redskins and Kirk Cousins on contract talks, and now a report says that the QB has broken off negotiations with the team.
Redskins and QB Kirk Cousins have broken off contract talks, per team source. No further talks scheduled.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 16, 2016
It's important for all parties to remember that this is an ongoing contract negotiation, and this move from the Cousins camp could be nothing more than a bargaining ploy.
Also, even if the 'Skins can't get a deal done with Cousins, it's highly likely he is still the quarterback in Washington next season as GM Scot McCloughan has repeatedly said he will use the franchise tag if neccessary.
McCloughan said he would prefer a long term deal but said he'll use the tag if necessary. Might be necessary. https://t.co/YpOTvMiLlI
— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) February 16, 2016
The Redskins have months to negotiate with Cousins, even if they use the franchise tag, it does not prevent the team from working on a new deal with the QB until mid-summer. There is, however, one interesting wrinkle in all this: RG3 remains on the team. The deadline for Washington to release Griffin is approaching soon - March 9 - and perhaps that's the first important date to watch in this process.
Like all contract talks, stay tuned.