Why the Redskins Shouldn’t Sign Kirk Cousins to a Long-Term Deal Yet

July 4, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The struggle of supporting any one team in any one sport is that you constantly view the league landscape through a specific lens. That's why right now if you're a Washington Redskins fan, getting to the truth of the Kirk Cousins contract question requires doing something that goes against the very nature of sports fandom: moving past what he's done for you lately.
It's a really, really hard mental hurdle to clear, especially after how efficient Cousins was down the stretch in 2015 to get his team atop the NFC East and into the playoffs. But let's try to get through this together, because seeing the entire Cousins picture is a necessary exercise to answer complicated questions.
Should the Redskins offer a long-term contract and pay him now? Or be patient and make him prove himself again?
For me, the answers in order are no and yes. And for ESPN's Adam Schefter, who spoke to ESPN 980 in Washington, the reality is that landing on the right value before a July 15 deadline w...

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