Kirk Cousins
QB WAS (9)
6 days ago13 Comments

Cousins and the Redskins aren't expected to reach terms of a multi-year contract prior to the franchise tag deadline on March 1, The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

For the second consecutive offseason, the Redskins are expected to use their franchise tag on Cousins, per Adam Schefter of ESPN, which would be accompanied by a cap commitment of $23.94 million for the 2017 campaign. Holding leverage over the organization due to lacking QB talent on their roster, nary an equivalent option on the upcoming free-agent market, and an underwhelming draft class, Cousins has significant leverage in contract negotiations once the tender is signed. If the preceding comes to fruition, the parties will have until July 15 to reach agreement on a long-term deal, with Cousins' representation fully aware of his value due to the new surroundings for Tony Romo (potentially) and Brian Hoyer, among other signal-callers.

Kirk Cousins
QB WAS (9)
1 month ago

Team president Bruce Allen said Tuesday that the Redskins will do everything in their power to keep Cousins, an unrestricted free agent, in Washington next season and beyond, Dan Steinberg of The Washington Post reports. "Kirk's our quarterback," Allen reiterated. "He played well the last two years, and I know there's other speculation, but it doesn't come from the Redskins."

EDGE Analysis

After he broke out in 2015, there was similar talk last offseason from Washington's brass about Cousins being "our long-term quarterback," but ultimately the franchise tag was required to ensure he stuck with the only organization he's ever known. While the franchise tag is again an option, the price will be ever steeper, meaning the bottom line will likely guide the Redskins' thinking this time around. As one of three quarterbacks to surpass the 4,900-yard threshold in 2016, Cousins' potential salary can be expected to carve out a large portion of the team's available cap.

Kirk Cousins
QB WAS (9)
2 months ago

Cousins completed 22 of 35 passes for 287 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions in Sunday's 19-10 loss to the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Cousins threw two critical interceptions to Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in the loss. The first came late in the third quarter, as the Maurice Harris slipped on a route, resulting in the turnover inside the Giants' ten yard line. Then, with the game and Washington's playoff hopes on the line late in the fourth quarter, Cousins threw his second interception on the Giants' 25-yard line, ending the potential game winning drive. His lone touchdown pass was a one-yard strike to Jordan Reed. His season ends with 4917 yards, 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. However, it was a rather disappointing finish to Cousins' campaign, as he has thrown five touchdowns and five interceptions since Week 13, never breaking 315 passing yards in a game during the process. Those numbers do not bode well for the fact that the second-year starter is slated to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, leaving his future with the franchise in question for the time being.

Kirk Cousins
QB WAS (9)
2 months ago

Cousins completed 19 of 29 passes for 270 yards and a touchdown while rushing the ball five times for 30 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 41-21 win over the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Cousins emerged as a dual-threat quarterback in Washington's most important game of the season thus far, keeping their playoff hopes alive for at least the moment. Just before the half, the quarterback scrambled into the end zone from nine yards out and then punched in a one-yard carry toward the end of the third to secure a Redskins' victory. After a below-average performance in Monday's loss to the Panthers, Cousins redeemed himself in the passing game Sunday, connecting with eight different wideouts on several big plays. His lone touchdown pass came late in the first quarter, finding Chris Thompson on a dump-off pass from 17 yards out. It's the first time in the last four games that Cousins did not commit a turnover. He'll now shift his focus to the season-finale matchup with the Giants, who he played well against in their first meeting this season, passing for 296 yards and two touchdowns.

Kirk Cousins
QB WAS (9)
2 months ago

Cousins completed 32 of 47 passes for 315 yards and an interception, while rushing twice for 11 yards and losing a fumble in Monday night's loss to the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Cousins actually led the Redskins in rushing yards, evidencing just how reliant Washington was forced to become on passing over the course of Monday's contest. In throwing 47 times, Cousins was able to top the 300-yard mark for the seventh time this season, but the Redskins have surprisingly won just one of those games thus far. Besides his team losing for the third time in its last our outings, the fact that Cousins turned the ball over twice and didn't account for a touchdown while facing the league's last-ranked passing defense didn't help his fantasy stock either. Cousins will look to rebound with an improved performance Saturday against the Bears.

Kirk Cousins
QB WAS (9)
3 months ago1 Comment

Cousins completed 14 of 21 passes for 234 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 27-22 win at Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

Cousins had another rather quiet first half, but turned it on in the second, connecting with DeSean Jackson for an 80-yard touchdown early in the third quarter. He then ended the third with a 15-yard connection to Pierre Garcon for his second passing touchdown of the day. However, Cousins almost cost Washington the game early in the fourth quarter after Leodis McKelvin intercepted a pass intended for Jackson, taking it to the house and bringing the Eagles within two points of the lead. His 234 passing yards were the lowest since Week 4, but he'll look to rebound next week against a shaky Panthers' secondary next Monday.

Kirk Cousins
QB WAS (9)
3 months ago

Cousins completed 21 of 37 passes for 271 yards with one touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 31-23 loss at Arizona. He also scored a short touchdown in the second half.

EDGE Analysis

Cousins did very little in the first half, passing for just 89 yards, but immediately opened the third quarter with a 59-yard bomb to DeSean Jackson. A few plays later, Cousins ended up scoring from one yard out. He later threw a pretty 26-yard touchdown pass to Jamison Crowder. With Washington trailing by eight points in the final two minutes of regulation, Cousins nearly led them to a game-tying score, but threw an interception deep in Cardinals' territory to end the rally. Next up for Cousins is a road game at Philadelphia.

Kirk Cousins
QB WAS (9)
3 months ago

Cousins completed 41-of-53 passes for 449 yards, his second highest total of the season, and three touchdowns in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

With the Redskins trailing nearly the entirety of the game, Cousins had plenty of opportunity to put in work through the air Thursday. He hooked up with tight end Jordan Reed for two of his touchdowns, and connected with the speedy DeSean Jackson for a 67 yard bomb as well. The 28-year-old has now thrown for 824 yards and six touchdowns in back-to-back prime time performances.

Kirk Cousins
QB WAS (9)
3 months ago4 Comments

Cousins completed 21 of 30 pass attempts for 375 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in Sunday's 42-24 victory over the Packers. He added four yards on four carries.

EDGE Analysis

Cousins put together perhaps his finest statistical outing of the season, registering his second-highest yardage output while managing three touchdowns and no turnovers for the first time. He is up to 17 touchdowns compared to 7 interceptions this season and has emerged as a top fantasy option after throwing for at least 296 yards six times in 10 tries. Cousins will look to carry this momentum forward into the Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Cowboys.

Kirk Cousins
QB WAS (9)
3 months ago

Cousins connected on 22 of 33 pass attempts for 262 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Sunday's 26-20 win over the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Cousins spread the ball around to seven different receivers and recorded just his second game of the season with multiple touchdown passes and no interceptions. He is among the league leaders in passing yards with an average mark of 301.7 and has accounted for multiple touchdowns in six of his last seven games. Cousins could be in for another productive outing next week against a Packers defense that has allowed 37 points per game over the last three.