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Sport 5 reasons Kirk Cousins contract is great for future free agent quarterbacks

03:20  16 march  2018
03:20  16 march  2018 Source:   touchdownwire.usatoday.com

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Kirk Cousins deal is fully guaranteed, makes it impossible to franchise him, and puts him back on the market at 32 years old. This contract must scare every single team in the league. It’s a great deal for free agent quarterbacks though.

Kirk Daniel Cousins (born August 19, 1988) is an American football quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL).

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Kirk Cousins deal is fully guaranteed, makes it impossible to franchise him, and puts him back on the market at 32 years old. This contract must scare every single team in the league. It's a great deal for free agent quarterbacks though. Matt Ryan will be the first big-name quarterback to be able to negotiate off Cousins' contract in 2019. There are a ton of quarterbacks who will be free agents in 2020, led by Aaron Rodgers. Here are some reasons those quarterbacks should be buying Kirk Cousins a gift when they get the chance.

The fully guaranteed contract

It's the first of its kind. Other players have had three guarantees, but money and cap were spread out over a longer period of time on years that weren't real. If Cousins has a fully-guaranteed deal, then Ryan and Rodgers should get one as well. Both of those quarterbacks have been to the Super Bowl, and most people would say are better than Cousins.

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Cousins deal lays out a future strategy

Most players are angry at the franchise tag. This contract shows that the franchise tag can be used as a weapon. Cousins forced his way out of Washington by having all the leverage. They needed to give him what he was getting paid on the tag or give him a fully-guaranteed deal. The Redskins decided Cousins wasn't worth it.

Then Cousins had his freedom. Every team in the NFL needs a franchise quarterback. Cousins was one of the rarest football commodities out there, and there were a ton of buyers. There will always be buyers for top of the line quarterbacks.

Then cash in on the strategy

Then Cousins could leverage teams to a high average annual contract value. Quarterbacks like Ryan and Rodgers could negotiate clauses in their contracts that don't allow them to be franchise tag. They can also negotiate for a lot of money at a guaranteed rate. Again, someone is going to pay them.

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Force short term deals

Long terms deals benefit the team unless the back end of the contract is so bad it becomes prohibitive to team building - see Joe Flacco and the Ravens. Short term deals are beneficial to the player. It allows them to put pressure on the organization to build a winner. If the team doesn't build a winner, the player can jet to another organization.

Cousins NFL contract was like a veteran NBA star contract. Fully guaranteed, short so it gives the player the power, and gives the player more leverage and control over the organization.

Percentage of cap enters discussion

If the team demands a long term deal, and the player wants to stay with the team, then they should discuss percentage of cap contracts. That's how it's structured in the NBA. That was brought up as a suggestion by Cousins team.

It allows the player to be paid commensurate with their talent in case any cap explosions happen. This would make sure that Ryan or Rodgers deal doesn't become obsolete. Of course, the player takes a risk there as well if the cap ever stagnated or went down.

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Kirk Cousins is set to be a free agent in 2018 once again. Washington failed to work out a long-term deal with its quarterback before the July 17 deadline, meaning Cousins will be “Our goal was to sign Kirk to a long-term contract with the final objective of having him finish out his career (in Washington)

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Le’Veon Bell may be ready to follow in Kirk Cousins’ footsteps .
Le'Veon Bell‘s comment on Thursday that he feels like Pittsburgh treats him as a villain suggests that he might not be in Pittsburgh much longer. And if he’s approaching this season with an eye toward leaving Pittsburgh a year from now, he has a role model he knows well: Kirk Cousins. Bell and Cousins were teammates at Michigan State, and Bell is now in the position Cousins was in a year ago: Franchised for the second year in a row, and seemingly not on the same page as his team about a long-term contract extension.

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