Kirk Cousins is just out here coining more catchphrases.
The Washington Redskins announced Tuesday that they placed the exclusive franchise tag on Cousins, essentially assuring him a one-year, fully guaranteed contract for the 2017 season.
This marks the second consecutive season the ‘Skins have tagged Cousins, and it’s the first time in NFL history that a quarterback has been given the franchise tag in back-to-back years.
Cousins took to Twitter almost immediately after his agent tweeted the news to offer his own three-word announcement. It was quite the dad joke from Cousins, who isn’t afraid to drop some hipness. Who could forget his “You like that!” Vine that nearly broke the internet in October 2015?
In any event, applying the exclusive franchise tag on Cousins allows the Redskins to work on a long-term contract with the quarterback (if they so choose) until a July 15 deadline.
Washington also still could consider trading Cousins, although a deal might be complicated since there’s reportedly only one other team the 28-year-old would sign with right now rather than hit the open market next offseason: the San Francisco 49ers.
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