Of course you take Kirk Cousins over Cam Newton?

Tiki Barber said that with a straight face. Here’s what he obviously overlooked. Tiki Barber is a pundit who is paid to stir up discussion, I recognize that. I do not deny that from a statistical viewpoint Cousins clearly had the better season in 2016 in just about every category. Yet I still think Barber is not considering all of the factors that contributed to Newton’s statistical...
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The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

It’s the week before the combine and two weeks before the start of free agency, so NFL news at the moment is mostly concerned with lining up the dominoes for the roster moves to come in the coming month, specifically those under center. Because there is likely to be so much volatility in the quarterback market, it’s prime silly season for NFL media. Quarterbacks, being the best...
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Report: Colin Kaepernick visits with 49ers’ new brass

Some time between now and the middle of next month, a decision will have to be made on Colin Kaepernick’s future with the San Francisco 49ers.Kaepernick restructured his contract with the team this past season in a move that enabled him to see the field. It also gave both the 49ers and their much-maligned quarterback an out.After initial reports surfaced that Kaepernick would indeed...
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Tiki Barber would take Kirk Cousins over Cam Newton

Jordan Rodgers, brother of Aaron, raised a few eyebrows recently when he said he’d take Kirk Cousins as his quarterback ahead of Cam Newton. It turns out that a longtime NFL player is in agreement with him.Tiki Barber said on CBS Sports Radio’s “Tiki and Tierney” that he, too, would prefer Cousins, citing his consistency and more traditional quarterback skills.“Cam Newton...
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Greater than 50 percent chance Washington moves on from Cousins?

The saga of Kirk Cousins is seemingly never ending. We’ve read reports suggesting that Cousins doesn’t want to play for the Washington Redskins long term. This has come at the same time that some within the Redskins' brass apparently don’t view him as a long-term solution.All the while, it looks like Washington will indeed place the franchise tag on their Pro Bowl quarterback...
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Report: Cousins will not sign contract before franchise deadline

Kirk Cousins holds all of the leverage in his contract situation with Washington, and the quarterback plans on using that to his advantage.Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Cousins has no intention of signing a long-term deal before March 1, which is the deadline for teams to apply the franchise tag. That way, Cousins will be assured nearly $24 million for 2017 if and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rams could have interest in Cousins if Goff flops

The Washington Redskins are likely to use the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins if they cannot work out a long-term deal, but the quarterback will have no shortage of suitors if he does end up hitting free agency.With Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay — two former Redskins offensive coordinators who both worked with Cousins — having landed head coaching jobs this offseason, the market...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kirk Cousins does not want to be with Redskins

Kirk Cousins’s long-term commitment to Washington may not be that solid.According to Jason Reid of ESPN, “former Redskins officials” believe Cousins wans to ultimately leave the team, and would prefer to be franchise tagged to avoid a long-term commitment. Cousins has indicated that agreeing to a long-term deal is out of his hands, and he would play on the tag again. The stated...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: ‘Internal resistance’ in Washington to tagging Kirk Cousins

The Washington Redskins can place the franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins at any point right now. The window for them doing so opened earlier this week and remains open until the start of March.For a while now, it’s been a foregone conclusion that the Redskins would do this. Heck, even Cousins himself seems okay with the idea of having to play under a one-year deal.Though...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Reed pleads for Redskins to bring Kirk Cousins back

There’s going to be a lot of talk over the next several weeks about the entire Kirk Cousins situation in D.C. Do the Washington Redskins place the franchise tag on their Pro Bowl quarterback? If they do, will Cousins actually sign it?The backdrop here is also intriguing, as multiple teams will likely show interest in the vastly improved signal caller. That includes Cousins’ former...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

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