PHOENIX--Kirk Cousins will be the Redskins quarterback in 2017. Period. At least that's the word from team president Bruce Allen.
"That's why we franchised him," Allen said of Cousins.
Asked about numerous trade rumors and reports on the Redskins single season passing record holder, Allen dismissed them all.
"I can't keep up with the rumors," Allen said. "Kirk and I have talked almost a dozen times this offseason, and we get to laugh when we hear these different rumors. We haven't talked to anyone."
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Allen has spoken with Cousins representatives a number of times this offseason, and the organization still wants to get a long-term deal done with their passer.
"Our goal from the beginning has been long-term," the team president said. "I'm still hopeful and confident we'll do it."
The team could again use a tag on Cousins, an option Allen mentioned.
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