Skins Place Exclusive Franchise Tag on Cousins
After months of rumors and speculation the Redskins have tagged Kirk Cousins. This is the second year in a row that the Skins have tagged him only this time the Skins used the exclusive franchise tag. The tag allows the Skins to still trade Cousins if they choose, but it also makes them the only team that can negotiate with him which gives them some leverage. It is also the first time a quarterback has gotten the franchise tag in consecutive years. The Skins will have until July 15th to negotiate a long term deal with him, and if they can’t than Cousins will once again play the year on the tag which he already said he was open to doing.
By Brian Barrett