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Bruce Allen Explains Why He Didn't Sign "Kurt" Cousins

Screencap via Washington
Screencap via Washington

Kirk Cousins did not get a new contract before the NFL’s franchise tag deadline passed this afternoon, which means he’ll play the 2017-18 season on a one-year deal before becoming a free agent next summer. Washington president Bruce Allen detailed the team’s effort to lock up their QB, claiming that they offered him a deal with $53 million guaranteed. The offer seems incredibly generous, but it’s only a bit more than Cousins would have made if the team kept franchising him over and over again.

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More importantly, he called him “Kurt” repeatedly.

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ESPN asked Washington why the team’s president didn’t seem to know his quarterback’s name. Their explanation?

Asked about Allen’s pronunciation of Cousins’ first name, a team spokesman said it sounded that way because of the Redskins president’s accent.

What a lovely team.

Staff writer, Deadspin

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