Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan recently said he’s willing to overpay quarterback Kirk Cousins.
In 2015, Cousins started all 16 regular season games and led the Redskins to a 9-7 regular season record and a playoff appearance. During the regular season, Cousins completed 379 of his 543 attempts (69.8% completion rate) and totaled 4166 passing yards, 29 touchdowns, and 11 picks. He also scored five rushing touchdowns.
Finding a long-term, starting-caliber quarterback is no easy feat, so it’s easy to see why McCloughan is willing to overpay Cousins. Cousins played at a very high level last year, and it’s fair to expect that he will either repeat his success or improve in the future. Cousins’ anticipated contract will likely be boosted due to the lack of quality quarterbacks around the league, but it seems like the ‘Skins are just fine with overpaying him.