Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is not anticipated to indication a extended-time period deal by Monday’s 4 p.m. deadline to indication franchise players to extended-time period contracts, but he is open up to accomplishing a deal with the group soon after this season, for each a supply common with the predicament.
Washington nonetheless could make a final-moment thrust to check out to get a deal finished by the Monday deadline on the other hand, Cousins completely intends to participate in this season beneath his franchise tag, really worth $23.9 million in 2017.
There has been a positive, constructive tone to the latest contract talks, for each sources. Even so, Cousins prefers to wait around to do a deal at this time, just as the Redskins chosen to wait around to do a deal at this time final yr.
It also means that Cousins will participate in this season, as he did final season, understanding that the much better he performs, the extra he will get paid soon after this season. But he also will come to be the to start with quarterback in NFL heritage to participate in two straight seasons beneath the franchise tag, supplying him extra leverage than any player has had in any the latest yr.
Washington nonetheless can use its franchise tag on him again future offseason for a third straight yr, but it would price the Redskins $34,478,784 to franchise him again. Less than that scenario, Cousins would be not able to negotiate with any other groups.
Washington also could changeover him for $28,732,320 million, but a further group would have the capability to indication him to an offer you sheet that Washington would then have 7 times to match.
In the meantime, no discounts are shut for Steelers functioning back Le’Veon Bell and Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson, the other two franchised players who have however to agree to extended-time period contracts.
Bell, 25, is the only player who has however to indication his franchise tender or attain a extended-time period deal this season. As these types of, he didn’t participate in the Steelers’ mandatory minicamp, as he would have had to indication a waiver to do so. If he performs this season beneath the tag, he will be paid $12.1 million.
A supply had explained to ESPN late final month that an arrangement amongst Johnson and the Los Angeles Rams by the deadline would not come about.
Johnson, 27, signed his franchise tender with the Rams on March 6, guaranteeing himself a 2017 salary of $16.742 million, which will make him the NFL’s optimum-paid cornerback.
The 4 other players who been given the franchise tag this yr have all agreed to extended-time period contracts. Linebacker Chandler Jones signed a five-yr, $82.5 million ($53 million guaranteed) contract with the Arizona Cardinals. Defensive deal with Kawann Quick signed a five-yr, $80.5 million ($45 million guaranteed) deal with the Carolina Panthers. Defensive close Jason Pierre-Paul signed a 4-yr, $62 million ($40 million guaranteed) deal with the New York Giants. Defensive close Melvin Ingram signed a 4-yr, $66 million ($42 million guaranteed) contract with the Los Angeles Chargers.