Redskins’ Jay Gruden Wants Kirk Cousins’ Contract Issue Resolved
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden wants to put an end, finally, to the long-standing contract issues related to quarterback Kirk Cousins.
Jay Gruden told host Chris Cooley on NBC that he wants Cousins’ contract situation to be resolved.
“I think something has to be done,” Gruden said. “I personally don’t want to go through another one-year deal, and just one year, one year. I think you want to have a quarterback in here that’s going to be here. And hopefully that is Kirk, and if not, we have to move on and do what we have to do as an organization.”
During a question-and-answer session with fans Friday which was part of his weekly appearances on 106.7 The Fan, Cousins said he was fine playing on another one-year deal but that he’d like it settled.
“You can only just kind of go year-to-year for so long” Cousins said (h/t ESPN).
“For the most part, the great quarterbacks are in the same system for year in and year out, and are developing in that system,” Gruden said.
“We’re not holding our breath every March and April, waiting for the guy. If that’s the case, that’s the case. But we like Kirk and his development. He’s played well at times, without a doubt, proven that he’s a good starting NFL quarterback.”
If Cousins opted to leave instead of sticking around in Washington, Gruden said he would be fine with the decisin.
“Not at all, no not at all,” Gruden said. “It’s a business. We’d like everything to work out. We’d like to have everyone back. He’s no different than any other free agent…. We put a lot of work into those guys and we’d love to see them back. They have to do what’s best for them and what’s right and no hard feelings. Wish them well.”
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