Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is likely going to hit the NFL free-agent market in 2018, although here’s why he won’t land with the San Francisco 49ers a year from now.
Before being slapped with the franchise tag, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins was tied to a possible reunion with San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan — the one-time coordinator who had a lot to do with Cousins’ drafting back in 2012.
Earlier this week, a report from ESPN’s John Keim stated Cousins and the Redskins were far away from a long-term deal. And the deadline to make such a deal is July 17.
Naturally, this has prompted the idea Cousins hits the free-agent market in 2018 and would likely be one of the highest paid quarterbacks to be targeted.
With aforementioned ties to San Francisco, it only makes sense Shanahan and Co. would be interested, right?
Not so fast.
Granted, there are those who would welcome Cousins into the Niners ranks in 2018. If it happens, and Cousins ends up thriving in Santa Clara, I’d be the first person to admit I was wrong.
But even though the 49ers are likely going to be in the market for a franchise-type QB next year, here’s why Cousins won’t be the answer.