The Jets. The Broncos. The Browns. Maybe the Cardinals.
Speculation and rumors will continue to connect Kirk Cousins with lots of suitors. He's a good quarterback that might hit free agency in the prime of his career. That just doesn't happen.
Keep in mind, however, the Redskins can stop this process entirely with a third straight franchise tag.
If it seems unthinkable, it's not.
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Yes, the $34 million salary is asinine for any single player in the NFL not named Brady, Brees or Rodgers. Cousins is not worth $34 million for a single season.
Deploying the franchise tag and using the franchise tag are two different things though. The Redskins could tag Cousins and then look to trade him. That would give Washington their best chance at getting some value for a player it seems the club will eventually lose.
The Redskins wouldn't get equal value for Cousins, but it wouldn't be nickels on the dollar either. If a team like the Browns, with more than $100 million in salary cap space and two 1st-round picks and three 2nd-round picks, wanted Cousins, something could probably be worked out.
Washington can also deploy a transition tag, and allow Cousins to market himself and work on contracts with another team. The Redskins could match any offer sheet Cousins signs, but what if the QB doesn't sign the offer sheet? Maybe then trade talks could open up, and if another club has the framework of a long-term deal in place, that franchise might be willing to pay up.
It's riskier, but could reap a greater reward.
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Informed opinion suggests Cousins won't sign long-term with the Redskins. Maybe that will change over the next month, but it would be an upset. That said, Washington should do everything possible to get something in return for their quarterback, and that could mean another tag.
The Redskins twice tried to negotiate with Cousins and got rebuffed, during the 2015 season and in the 2017 offseason. In 2016, the team made a big mistake and undervalued Cousins, and that decision still hangs over these proceedings.
The important thing to remember as the reports of Cousins' departure come fast and furious: The Redskins can still keep their quarterback.
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