By Nick Ashooh
We're almost there. Soon we can finally accept what really we knew all along; this Kirk thing just isn't going to work out.
We're long past the days of Kirk Cousins and the Redskins saying "I do". They had a chance to put a ring on it long before the rest of the world knew he was worth that long term plunge. Too much of them dragging their feet, politics, and playing hard to get has this whole thing destined for a breakup.
Cousins knows he has other options, and the Redskins think they do too. No, another franchise tag next year won't help, and neither will the transition tag according to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report.
Cole talked to with two NFL general managers who think the transition tag won't be enough for the Skins to keep Cousins. At least one other team is prepared to make Cousins a “huge” offer if he’s available next offseason.
Isn't it easy to assume Kyle Shannahan in San Francisco would be willing to be that guy?
I was at CSN the other day, and went through some of the old Cousins archived content. There was nothing short of 2,000 posts about Cousins and literally the SAME thing we're still talking about today.
I'm talking two years worth of "Is Kirk Worth a Long Term Deal?", "Should the Redskins Consider Trading Cousins?", or about 100 different opinions from current teammates and former players.
This thing has gone on too long to have a future.
Unless by some miracle the Redskins decide to throw more money at Cousins than Floyd Mayweather at a press conference, we better get ready to start dating other quarterbacks next year.
If only Tinder worked for that too.
At some point, when you're getting hint after hint to pop the question, but keep putting it off, she eventually gives up and finds someone new.
For the Redskins and Kirk Cousins, that breakup is almost here, and then it's all because of the fear of commitment.