If the Redskins can’t agree with Cousins on a long-term contract this year, the cost for them to keep him in 2018 would be an absurd $35 million, which would not make much sense for Washington.
At that point, the best the Redskins could do would be a third-round compensatory pick, which they would receive 2019. So an offer from the 49ers — perhaps the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft and one more selection — should be tempting for Washington if it dos not have long-term plans with Cousins.
The 49ers have the cap room to easily fit any contract for Cousins, and he already has a relationship with Shanahan. But, while the 49ers would be expected to improve to at least .500 with Cousins, a big jump from where they are now, such a high draft pick and a contract of $24 million-plus per year present a high price to pay.
Dwight Freeney is ready to play in Super Bowl 51 against the New England Patriots, but he isn’t a fan of the media circus leading up to the big day.
Game Will Fuller V Jersey In his third Super Bowl, the Atlanta Falcons defensive end knows what it’s like having to wait two weeks with the big game constantly on his mind and the media coverage that comes with it.
I think the process honestly sucks, because you’re waiting two weeks, Freeney told reporters Thursday. It’s not like a bye week where you get take your mind off of football for just a second, do whatever you want to do.
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No, it’s like you’re focusing on the game for two weeks straight. You just can’t wait until it gets here, partially just so you can stop talking about it and just do it. I think that’s the agonizing part about this whole entire process. It’s just that wait until the Super Bowl. That’s the pain, the pain is the wait until you get there.