The weird relationship between quarterback Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins got even weirder on Monday. That’s because Redskins President Bruce Allen has chosen to take the extraordinary, and perhaps unprecedented, step of taking the organization’s exact negotiating position with Cousins public.
Full statement from Bruce Allen. He didn't take any questions. pic.twitter.com/CBzfvQcroH— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 17, 2017
I mean, c’mon! Who, other than the completely dysfunctional Redskins, would do a thing like this. Well, OK, maybe the New York Knicks. But, that’s another sport — and another story.
Whatever you think of Cousins, the hardest thing to find in the NFL is a quarterback you can win with. Cousins, for what it’s worth, appears to be one. Are the Redskins daring Cousins to walk away after the 2017 season? Is this actually the outcome Cousins was looking for?
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network actually says there is “good momentum” between Cousins and the Redskins. Garafolo added “Cousins likes where this thing is headed.”
No deal for Kirk Cousins but there's no animosity. More here. pic.twitter.com/iJ1fmqJOsP— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 17, 2017
MG is terrific, but I don’t know about all that. Here is a different take from former NFL executive Joe Banner:
Skins releasing numbers say they know player is eventually gone and they hope to mitigate pr problem. Crazy to take on starting QB like this— Joe Banner (@JoeBanner13) July 17, 2017
The only thing I know for sure is that the Redskins are mess, which means nothing has really changed.