Kirk Cousins indicated on Friday that little progress has been made in talks between his agent and the Redskins on a potential long-term contract.
“Really, no new news,” Cousins told Grant & Danny on 106.7 The Fan. “Pretty much the same story.”
“As I’ve said before,” the fifth-year signal caller continued, “the reason I signed the franchise tag as quickly as I did is because I felt it to be a great opportunity for me and a good contract, and I really have no issue with it. In order to sign an additional contract beyond that, it would need to be a deal that just puts me in a great opportunity and a great spot, because, already, the franchise tag does that.”
Cousins signed the nearly $20 million franchise tender on March 3, just two days after the team tagged him.
The Redskins and Cousins’ agent, Mike McCartney, have until July 15 to hammer out a long-term extension or Cousins must play the 2016 season on the tag. Last year, franchised players Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas and Justin Houston all reached agreements on multi-year extensions at the deadline.
If it doesn’t happen for Cousins, he reiterated that he’d be fine proving himself all over again.
“I’m very content and I’m ready to go play,” he added. “What’s important is the coming season, the 2016 season. Fortunately, I’m under contract with the Redskins. Wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”