The Kirk Cousins era in Washington is over. The Redskins, as expected, did not franchise Cousins after agreeing to a trade with Kansas City for QB Alex Smith.
Some Redskins fans are sad and angry, some are gleeful. As for me, well, I’m just glad for closure on the whole damn thing. I can’t come up with a single issue, other than Vinny Cerrato as GM, that I have been so sick of, in terms media and news coverage. If reports are right, Cousins is likely on his way to Minnesota. Free agency does not begin until March 14, but all signs point to him heading to the Vikings. And guess what? Now that he is not a Redskin any longer, you’ve read about him for the last time here.
The Redskins agreement the Chiefs for QB Alex Smith also will not become official until March 14. At that point, the deal will be done and Smith will be introduced to Redskins Nation.
Besides the ending of the Cousins era, the Redskins also sured up their safety depth today, signing DeShazor Everett to a multi-year deal . Everett sticking with Washington keeps depth a Safety and keeps a special teams leader in Washington. Still uncertain is what the Redskins plans are with Su’a Cravens. There are still reports circulating that Washington is still having trade discussion with Denver, despite the denials last week by Head Coach Jay Gruden.