Kirk Cousins gets slapped with franchise tag

With talks on a long-term deal stalling, Washington has, unsurprisingly, decide to place a non-exclusive franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins.

After leading the team to an NFC East title in 2015, there was no surprise when it was made known that Washington was going to go with Cousins as the team’s starting quarterback going forward.

Cousins was a fourth-round pick of Washington in 2012. In four years with the team, Cousins has thrown 47 touchdowns and 30 interceptions, and has a record of 11-14 for his career.

Kirk Cousins took over for the second-overall pick of the same draft, Robert Griffin III, for good in 2015. He went 9-7 on the year, throwing 29 touchdowns to just 11 interceptions. He also had five rushing touchdowns last season.

So, Washington fans, you like that?!

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