Reports show that free agent quarterback Mike Glennon could command as much as $15 million in the open market.
That means Kirk Cousins is going to get seriously paid.
Selected in the third round of the 2013 draft, Glennon started 13 games for Tampa as a rookie.
The team won four of his starts, and his statistics were mediocre at best. He completed just under 60 percent of his passes, averaged about 200 yards passing per game but threw significantly more touchdowns (19) than interceptions (9).
Since 2013, Glennon has started just five games, and in the last two years has thrown only 11 passes. For his career, Glennon completes 59 percent of his passes and averages about 195 passing yards per game.
If anything has ever illustrated the lack of proficient QBs in the NFL, it's that those career numbers over a decent sample size will prove enough to get Glennon paid upwards of $15 million. Teams will be interested, no doubt, as the 6-foot-7, 225 lbs, Glennon certainly passes the eye test and the other options are so dire.
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What does that mean for the Redskins?
It means Kirk Cousins is going to get paid.
In his last two seasons as starter, where he's started 33 straight games, Cousins has thrown for more than 9,000 yards while completing 68 percent of his passes to go with 54 TDs to 23 INTs.
Last season, Cousins accepted the franchise tag from Washington and made $20 million. This year, the Redskins again deployed the franchise tag, which will pay the QB about $24 million, though Cousins is yet to sign.
It could be the 28-year-old out of Michigan State wants to see the big money. Reports show that the Cousins camp turned down a 5-year, $100 million offer from the 'Skins, and it would make sense if the passer expects his annual salary to start around the $24 million he is due to make in 2017 under the tag.
Much remains uncertain for Cousins and the Redskins, but this much is clear: If Glennon is worth $14/15 million, Cousins is worth much, much more.
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