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Quarterback dominoes begin to fall with Alex Smith trade; Kirk Cousins will be free agent

Alex Smith, now Kirk Cousins, soon Tyrod Taylor?

Clearly, the front office staffs of the Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins weren’t watching the State of the Union speech. Terez Paylor broke a story about the teams reaching an agreement in principle that will send quarterback Alex Smith to Washington. According to PFT, Smith carries a cap number of $20.6 million in 2018.

There had been a lot of speculation about Kirk Cousins, some of which included the possibility that Washington might have even tagged Cousins for an eye-popping $34 million. The team clearly decided that wasn’t an option and also chose to move on from the QB who Washington had franchised twice over the past two years.

Cousins and Smith have been names kicked around by Rumblers as possible replacements for Tyrod Taylor. Smith can be scratched off the list of options - assuming the deal goes through on March 14 - but Cousins will now certainly leave the nation’s capitol.

Cousins has pocketed close to $44 million over the last two seasons. He isn’t going to sign a deal that pays him less than $25 million per season, in spite of his 26-30-1 career record. Someone will give him that contract. Will it be the Bills? Should it be the Bills?

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Do you want to sign Kirk Cousins to a contract worth $25 million a season with a ton of guaranteed money?

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  • 34%
    Yes, I like that.
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    No, I don’t like that.
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