After taking some time with the decision Kirk Cousins has signed his franchise tag offer from the Redskins, his agent announced Friday morning.
The franchise tag will pay Cousins $24 million for the 2017 season. Of course, the team can still negotiate towards a long term deal until July 15. After that, the one-year contract locks in.
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Signing the tag also allows for Cousins to be traded, should an agreement be struck. The Redskins used the exclusive tag on Cousins, which means the team must grant permission to other clubs in their pursuit of the quarterback.
Named started in 2015, Cousins has thrown for more than 9,000 yards in two years, breaking numerous franchise passing records in the process. A durable player that has started 33 straight games, Cousins guided the 'Skins to the 2015 NFC East title.
San Francisco has been linked to Cousins for some time as a possible trade partner. What their recent signing of Brian Hoyer does to that thought process will be interesting to watch unfold.
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The 2019 NFL Draft is finally upon us. You can trash the mock drafts and take a break from the Twitter rumors as we'll soon know what each team is really planning.
Tonight, Thursday, April 25, NFL teams will look to find their next franchise player in the form of the most talented college prospects in the country.
Taking place in Nashville, Tennessee, this year's draft promises to be as exciting as ever with numerous storylines dominating the event. Will Kyler Murray go No. 1? Where will the other QBs fall, and will a team move up to grab one? What defensive players go first? All these questions and more will be answered soon enough.
The Arizona Cardinals will kick off the festivities at 8:00 p.m. ET as they possess the first overall pick in the draft.
As for the Redskins, they'll be picking at No. 15, though there has been no shortage of rumors that a move could be made to climb up the order.
Once the commissioner takes the stage, all predictions go out the window. Luckily, we'll have you covered with all the picks, trades and moves here in the live blog and draft tracker.
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7:02 p.m. Could the Redskins be looking to move up in the draft and grab Duke QB Daniel Jones? According to JP Finlay, that seems unlikely. While rumors earlier in the week suggested Washington could potentially climb from No.15, that doesn't look to be the case anymore.
6:30 p.m. - Less than two hours until the clock starts ticking, there's plenty of information to get caught up on. Here's what you need to know:
The Redskins hold the 15th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft, and after a flurry of rumors and speculation about what might happen on Wednesday, we're going to keep this simple.
Multiple talent evaluators have told NBC Sports Washington that this will be the wildest draft in recent memory. There is no consensus what happens with the first pick, no consensus on the QB rankings after Kyler Murray, and the scene looks set for a lot of trades.
Since the first round projects to be so volatile, and because the Redskins don't pick until nearly midway through, here are 15 thoughts about Thursday night.
- Kyler Murray will go first overall to Arizona.
- The Redskins will not trade up into the Top 3.
- The Redskins will not trade up into the Top 5.
- Drew Lock will be the next QB off the board.
- There could be a Laremy Tunsil type of situation.
- Either Miami or Cincinnati will take a quarterback.
- Boston College guard Chris Lindstrom goes in the top half of the draft.
- Montez Sweat could slide in this draft, and it might not just be about medicals.
- The injury issue will impact Rashan Gary.
- The Redskins will take a defensive player with the 15th pick.
- Nobody knows what the Giants will do, and they like that.
- Four QBs will get drafted in the first round.
- Five QBs might get taken in the first round.
- The Redskins will not take a wide receiver in the first round.
- Don't close the door on Josh Rosen landing in the NFC East.
These are thoughts. Not necessarily predictions, but much effort has been exerted in obtaining the information that went into these ideas.
Stay. Tuned. It's going to be wild.
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