NFC East Watch: Report: Redskins Will Tag Kirk Cousins

The Redskins will use either the franchise tag or transition tag on QB Kirk Cousins

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Kirk Cousins is going to make a lot more money in 2016 than he did in 2015, but exactly how much remains to be seen.

According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Redskins will tag Cousins—they just don’t know which tag they’ll use.

There’s the franchise tag, which we all know and love, and then there’s the transition tag. The transition tag guarantees the original club the right of first refusal by allowing them to match any offer from other teams, and is the more team-friendly option if he actually plays out the year on the tag.

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Cousins earned $660,000 a year ago while leading the Redskins to an NFC East title in the final year of his rookie contract, so whatever Washington decides to do, it’ll mark a big raise for Mr. You Like That.

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