Kirk Cousins took hold as the Redskins starter this past season, but he’s a free agent. Washington could elect to use the franchise tag to keep him, but that would balloon his salary out of game-manager territory. The Redskins would prefer to sign Cousins to a manageable long-term deal.
Until that happens, we may not hear about RG3, whose $16.9 million fifth-year option becomes fully guaranteed on March 9 when the new league year starts.
Cousins had a career year, throwing for 4,166 yards and 29 touchdowns with 11 interceptions, while leading the Redskins to the NFC East crown. Griffin didn’t play a regular-season down in 2015.