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Washington fail to sign Kirk Cousins long-term as president calls him ‘Kurt’

  • Quarterback will remain on year-to-year deal during 2017 season
  • Cousins has thrown for 72 touchdowns during NFL career

Kirk Cousins will be the first quarterback in NFL history to play consecutive seasons on the franchise tag. Cousins and Washington didn’t sign a long-term deal by the deadline on Monday. He will make $23.94m on the franchise tag in 2017 after earning $19.95m last year.

Team president Bruce Allen said in a prepared statement that Washington’s goal was to sign Cousins to a long-term contract and offered him $53m guaranteed or $72m in the event of injury. That would have been the second-most fully guaranteed money given to a QB behind Aaron Rodgers’ $54m.

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