Redskins don’t plan on tagging Kirk Cousins

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) steps back to pass during the first half an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — On the eve of the 2018 NFL Draft Combine, the Washington Redskins are saying they have no plans to place another franchise tag on their quarterback Kirk Cousins. He has received the tag in both of the previous two seasons.

Cousins will enter free agency with the potential to be one of the highest paid players annually, possibly around $30 million a year for whichever team wishes to acquire his services.

The Redskins’ single-season passing yards leader has been linked to teams such as the Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws during warmups before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

It comes as no surprise following the Redskins trade to bring in Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith on January 30th. Smith and the team have agreed on a four-year deal that will pay him $94 million, $71 million of that guaranteed. Both parties must wait until the free agency period opens on March 14th to officially sign the contract.