Inside Kirk Cousins’ Season of Uncertainty

December 23, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

ASHBURN, Va. — The moment turned into internet gold.
The Washington Redskins had just defeated the Green Bay Packers 42-24 on November 20, and Kirk Cousins, the quarterback in limbo, found Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan on the sideline. "How do you like me now?!" he shouted. "How do you like me now?!" McCloughan reached for a celebratory handshake but instead received a robust hand-slap and head-rub.
A more private moment from earlier that week revealed much more about what it's like to be Cousins this season.
The quarterback and McCloughan crossed paths in the hallway at Redskins Park.
"Can we catch up for a minute?" Cousins asked.
"Sure. Let's go in my office," McCloughan replied.
What followed was a discussion similar to others the quarterback and general manager have had since March, when the Redskins decided to place the franchise tag on Cousins instead of giving him a long-term contract.
Cousins, who will be out of term on his co...

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