How much Kirk Cousins can make in free agency

 

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The Redskins and quarterback Kirk Cousins were unable to reach an agreement on a long-term contract before Monday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline for franchise players to sign multi-year deals. Cousins, who was designated as a franchise player for a second straight year, will play the 2017 season for a fully guaranteed $23,943,600. This amount is a Collective Bargaining Agreement mandated 20-percent increase over last year’s $19.953 million franchise tag.

An effort to strike a deal with Cousins as the deadline approached wasn’t made. The Redskins reportedly had an internal disagreement about Cousins’ value. Redskins president Bruce Allen disclosed in a statement issued right after the deadline that the Redskins extended ┬áCousins an offer on May 2 that contained $72 million in overall guarantees, of which $53 million — a record for a QB — was fully guaranteed at signing. The deal would have made Cousins the NFL‘s second highest-paid player by average yearly salary.

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