It has been approximately 25 years since things were last harmonious with the Washington football team. On the heels of free agency came another layer of angst Thursday.
Kirk Cousins appealed personally to owner Dan Snyder for a trade but was basically told not to get his hopes up, per sources.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 9, 2017
Cousins had previously said he was open to be traded to San Francisco, a quarterback thirsty franchise that is now being led by Cousins’ former offensive coordinator, Kyle Shanahan.
If Snyder is truly set in stone, Cousins is set to make approximately $24.5 million under the exclusive franchise tag before becoming a free agent at this time next year.
This lack of cohesion is just one rung in a chaotic organization. G.M. Scot McCloughan has been MIA for weeks and is seemingly not involved in personnel decisions during this critical free agency period, despite his role as Washington’s personnel visionary. Strange times indeed.