Redskins Kirk Cousins Rejects Team’s Contract Offer

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Nick Wass/Associated Press

The Washington Redskins apparently have some work to do if they want to sign their quarterback, Kirk Cousins, to a contract extension, because their last offer reportedly didn’t impress.

According to reports, the Redskins extended a 5-year contract offer to Cousins back in May but Cousins promptly rejected that offer. The two sides haven’t made any substantial progress in talks sine.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that both sides are preparing for Cousins to play under the franchise tag in 2017 and that they have been resigned to that thinking since the spring.

The deadline for the Redskins and Cousins to reach a contract agreement is Monday and if the sides cannot reach a deal then Cousins will play under the $23.9 million tag, which will be the 2nd season in a row that Cousins will play under the tag.