Redskins franchise tag Cousins for second straight year

By Kirstie Chiappelli 28 February 2017 219
Redskins franchise tag Cousins for second straight year

Washington Redskins have placed their franchise tag on Kirk Cousins for the second consecutive year.

Cousins' agent, Mike McCartney, announced on Tuesday that the veteran quarterback will spend another season with the Redskins.

And Cousins was quick to confirm the deal on Twitter, posting "Tag! I'm it!"

According the NFL Network, Cousins is set to make $24 million in 2017 after earning nearly $20 million last year. The veteran signal caller and the Redskins have until July 15 to negotiate a long-term deal.

It was revealed earlier on Tuesday that Cousins' preferred destination would have been San Francisco if Washington opted to trade him.

Now 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, who previously coached Cousins when he served as Redskins offensive coordinator, remains stuck with quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the meantime.

Cousins, 28, showed inconsistencies last season but still proved his ability to lead Washington's offense. He finished with 4,917 yards passing for 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

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