Finally, Something to Sink My Teeth into

In a VERY telling development, Kirk Cousins turned down the largest guaranteed signing bonus for a QB in NFL history at $53 million (with an injury clause of $72 mill!) to stick to his one year franchise contract, and get the fuck out of Dodge next season. The details of the deal look vaguely similar (one-year guarantee barely over the franchise tagged amount) to the team-friendly one that Colin Kaepernick signed with the Niners a few years ago, and Cousins is saying all the things he should be in that he wants to “stay in Washington, I love it here” blah blah blah. All told, the extension was worth $133 mill over 6 years. And he turned it down flat after ‘numerous attempts’ to work a deal. Cousins’ agent didn’t even put a number on the table for the Skins to work with.

It sure looks to me (and anyone with a brain) that Cousins is angling for a return to his mentor in one Kyle Shanahan. Listen to this video from Redskins president Bruce Allen. Do you think it’s intentional that he calls Kirk ‘Curt’ throughout the entire interview? Duh.

Good news for the 49ers should Kirk make it through the year relatively unscathed.

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37 Responses to Finally, Something to Sink My Teeth into

  1. Nipper says:

    Welcome Kirk!

  2. NJ49er says:

    Chuck I read that the offer was front-loaded and guaranteed for the first 2 of the 6 yrs only.
    I believe he wants to reunite with Shanny as well, which already includes Garcon.

    We have the Cap space to entertain him, if that’s the direction he and Shanny want to go too.
    See what the Skins attempt to do with the Tag next year and the potential ramifications that might include,

  3. unca_chuck says:

    They may offer Cousins another tag next year, the last they can offer him, but he ain’t going to stay in Washington. If he wanted to stay there, he’d have signed.

  4. Berger says:

    They won’t franchise him for 34 mil. Good chance they’ll transition him for 28. With the transition tag they can match any offer. Fortyniners have the most cap space and the Skins have the 5th least. Kurt (sic) is already accounting for 23.9 so why wouldn’t they transition him. If the Niners want him they give him a huge signing bonus that make the Skins go way over the cap. No need to rush any decision, let’s play the season first.

    Thing is Was Hington is not an Is no more, they are a Was. They was good in the early 90s but Is no good now. Dan Snyder is the owner the cancer blog thinks that Jed is. He has made them a Was. Kurt (sic) does not want to play for Was Hington, he wants tom play for Is something.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Looks like you picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue, Bergs.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    I don’t even think they transition Cousins, Bergs. I think they may trade him now. They could very well lose him for nothing if they let him stick around.

    • NJ49er says:

      That,s the rub Chuck.
      Kirk apparently wants Shanny, Shanny obviously feels Kirk can run his Offense.
      Seems to me DC doesn’t have much wiggle room here in terms of Cap space either,

      Again, Bowman might be expendible?
      Does DC need a home grown ILB on their roster?
      Money swap makes sense to me 😀

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Bowman wouldn’t be what Washington would want. That would be a bad trade for them. I wouldn’t like it either but I could see McDonald and Brooks or Lynch.

    • NJ49er says:

      Only reason I suggest Bowman is because he’s a Maryland native.
      VD ended up there for much the same reason I think.
      Former Terp, from the Area, going home to finish in front of the home town crowd.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Most folks I know from DC want to get as far away as they can from there.

  9. Nipper says:

    Waiting for a QB like Cousins is to me like eating cold soup. It makes for a poor outcome. In football with all the injuries and uncertainty and contract ramifications a year is an eternity. Niners have to make decisions for this season and waiting for another player is a very poor approach.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    They have little choice, Nip. The team is full of holes and they need to acquire a lot of talent. They are building the defense first I think, because it is in better shape than the offense. Next year they will build the offense. Sure I’d like to see a playoff run.

    If they do somehow make it, these guys will be crowned geniuses.

  11. Winder says:

    I really think we have the possibility to be competitive this year. I don’t think we win a bunch of games but with the mindset of KS and Lynch I can’t see lackadaisical play from anyone who wants to remain on this team. Personally, I have bought into Hoyer and I think we will all be surprised at how good this guy really is. Heck, i will be happy just to see a pro style offense again.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, I think the defense will play surprisingly well. Unless the offense kills them by not being all that good.

    Which I think is partially true, but I think Hoyer should be serviceable enough to move the chains. Scoring is a different dog, so we’ll see.

    I’ll tell you one thing, it is baffling to me to see a lot of Redskins fans bailing on Cousins when they have Colt McCoy and 6th rounder Nate Sudfeld as his understudies. .

  13. Nipper says:

    Pablo coming back to the Giants? He’s got to be finished by anyone’s standards. Playing in Sacramento doesn’t count to me. That’s only the Giants triple A team that gets bitched slapped around by the parent club on a frequent basis. OUCH! Giants really suck bad. Their management has proven to be very inept. Fire anybody now!

  14. unca_chuck says:

    Why not Nip? He isn’t holding anyone else back.

    • Nipper says:

      It’s a bad look anyway you slice it. Giants management looks desperate and bad in this forgettable of all seasons. Looking back is death in sports. It’s only meaningful is you’re a retired player. I bet he never reports or if he does gets injured and is out indefinitely. Still it’s a bad look for the pathetic Giants.

  15. unca_chuck says:

    I don’t know. It’s kinda funny.

  16. unca_chuck says:

    Shit, Nip who is El Gordo holding back? Hwang dang doodle is doing nothing, Arroyo is hurt, Specs ain’t a starter. Pablitoblooked pretty good at the airport.

    It is a lost season so why not?

  17. Nipper says:

    Damn the Giants fans are stupid. Yeah they’re basically brain dead to sit in their seats being happy idiots holding their bored little kids eating the overpriced food. Oh that overpriced parking sure must be fun to get out of ……….ouch! What a deal!

    • Nipper says:

      All’s not lost…….Panda singled in SJ! Life goes on……

    • Winder says:

      Nip- When I was a little kid going to a Giants game was a very big thing for me. I always hoped we would win but it really didn’t matter just sitting there watching everything was like heaven to me.

      • Nipper says:

        Yeah when I was a kid I saw Mays and McCovey do their thing. The Stick was open and the wind howled through the place but no one cared. It was only years later that those things mattered.

  18. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up.

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