According to a report from NFL insider Chris Mortensen, hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
Kirk Cousins appealed personally to owner Dan Snyder for a trade but was basically told not to get his hopes up, per sources.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 9, 2017
Oh man. This is peak LolSkins.
Washington’s starting quarterback, who is making at least $24 million this year, doesn’t even want to play for the team. This is amazing to me considering how many Washington fans stick up for Cousins when I point out his poor record against winning teams.
In fairness, it’s really not hard to blame Cousins for wanting out of D.C. since Washington has demonstrated they don’t believe in him as a long-term answer. If they did, they would fork over the big money it would take to get it done.
But this is just another sign that Washington is a complete mess right now. General manager Scot McCloughan didn’t attend the NFL Combine and he’s not even involved in the free agency process.
And now Washington’s quarterback is sure to be unhappy after his personal plea to the owner was denied. As Pro Football Talk notes, Cousins can try to force Washington’s hand.
Cousins’ response should be to tell Washington not to get their hopes up about him signing his franchise tender. By rule, he can stay away until Labor Day or thereabouts, skipping the offseason program and training camp and the preseason and making $23.94 million for the season once he reports.
Washington had a few decent seasons in recent years, especially relative to their standards. Heck, they’ve certainly had the Eagles’ number. Philadelphia hasn’t beaten the burgundy brutes since 2014.
With Washington seemingly turning back into a dumpster fire, however, we’ll see how long that winning streak lasts moving forward.