Washington tried to go cheap on Kirk Cousins, and it’s going to cost them

Washington’s NFL team is one of the worst run professional sports franchises on the planet. Between a bad owner who endlessly defends the offensive team name and poor personnel decisions, there’s not much it’s gotten right in recent memory.

Monday further solidified that legacy. The team was unable to come to terms with quarterback Kirk Cousins, which leaves him to play on the franchise tag for a second consecutive season. A third season under the franchise tag would mean the team pays him $34 million (or $28 million under the transition tag), and that’s just not going to happen.

“He had a serious accident. He had multiple injuries,” Carroll told reporters (via the Seattle Times). “He had an injury to his head. It’s going to be quite a while, and we’re going to have to wait it out. He’s on NFI and is going to be there for a while. We’re just going to see how he progresses down the road. We’re not looking for him to get back in the immediate, not even for the first game of the season. We’re going to wait it out and see how he does.”

While Carroll declined to put a timetable on McDowell’s potential return, saying “I’d like to hope so” when asked if the 35th overall pick would play this season, the Tacoma News Tribune reported it’s “not likely” McDowell will see the field in 2017.

Carroll did say there are no indications the injuries are career-threatening.

“We’ve just got to wait him out,” Carroll said. “He’s a real young Cheap Jerseys From USA kid so he has Cheap Jerseys From China plenty of time to get well. We have to make sure and take care.”