Cousins has yet to sign the deal, which would pay him a fully-guaranteed $24 million in 2017.
It looks like Cousins, whose name has appeared in trade rumors, finally is fed up with Washington and wants out. This time they used an exclusive franchise tag, though, so no other team can open negotiations with him.
The former Michigan State star could be trying to force a trade to reunite with his old offensive coordinator and new coach of the San Francisco 49ers - Kyle Shanahan.
In two years as the starting quarterback, Cousins has proven to be one of the more accurate passers in the NFC and capable of leading the Redskins to the playoffs.
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Again, the Redskins don't have to deal Cousins.
The 49ers put finding a quarterback at the top of their off-season to-do list after Colin Kapernick opted out of his contract.
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden wants Kirk Cousins to stay, but it's not clear the front office is close to a long term deal - or that Cousins wants to remain in Washington. This includes a fourth-round compensatory selection, a fifth-round pick from the Redskins, a sixth-round pick from the Denver Broncos, and a seventh-round pick from the Cleveland Browns.
"I was talking to the Redskins yesterday and they said, "We are not trading Kirk Cousins, '" Schefter said". DeSean Jackson (Buccaneers) and Pierre Garcon (49ers) are both expected to leave the Redskins in free agency. That alone might be a reason that the San Francisco 49ers won't agree to a deal with the Washington Redskins unless it is extremely favorable. Cousins is reportedly eager to play under Shanahan and will agree to a trade as soon as an opportunity comes.