The NFL deadline to sign players designated a franchise player to a long-term deal came and went Monday without Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins agreeing to a long-term deal.
Redskins president Bruce Allen released a statement Monday, saying he met with Cousins in person and the sixth-year quarterback and his agent “made it clear” Cousins prefers to play on a one-year deal.
After discussions with Kirk face-to-face over the weekend, I want to clarify our negotiations for this year, Allen wrote. “Kirk is obviously important to our team and fans, and they deserve to know where things stand. Our goal was to sign Kirk to a long-term contract with the final objective of having him finish his career with the Redskins.
On May 2nd, right after the draft, we made Kirk an offer that included the highest fully guaranteed amount upon signing for a quarterback in NFL history ($53 million) and guaranteed a total of $72 million for injury. The deal would have made him at least the second highest-paid player by average per year in NFL history. But despite our repeated attempts, we have not received any offer from Kirk’s agent this year.
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