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Kirk Cousins Headlines The NFL’s 2017 Franchise Tag List

As expected the Washington Redskins have slapped the franchise tender on their quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Prior to the 2016-17 season, Cousins played under the tag with the non-exclusive designation which allowed other clubs to negotiate with him.

Had he been offered, the Redskins would have either matched that long-term contract or been compensated with two first round draft picks for watching him walk.

For the 2017-18 scenario, he’s tagged as exclusive which means that all of the cards remain in the Redskins favor.

The own exclusive negotiating rights to Cousins and they have the ability trade him to a QB hungry club such as the San Francisco 49ers.

Cooler heads are stating that a long term deal is likely to get deal but while most players hate the tag, Cousins took to the streets of Twitter to showcase his excitement.

It’s safe to assume that he “likes that.” Cousins has produced on the field even if his clichés are a bit lame.

Still nothing is guaranteed and a foreboding feeling states that there is another plot twist forthcoming in this situation.

This is the NFL and this is the Washington Redskins. Anything can happen until a long-term deal is done. And the Redskins and Cousins have until July 15 to work it out.

Around the league other players that got slapped with the tag included: Melvin Ingram (Los Angeles Chargers), Jason Pierre-Paul (New York Giants), Chandler Jones (Arizona Cardinals), Le’Veon Bell ( Pittsburgh Steelers)

Watch: Commentary On Kirk Cousins

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