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.