The Washington Post reported Smith will sign a four-year contract extension with Washington worth $94 million, including $71 million in guaranteed money. Not only will Cousins set the quarterback market, his decision will have a trickle-down effect around the league.
Three Leicester City players who could leave on Deadline Day
It is understood that the Foxes were only prepared to do business if City could put together a deal worth around £95 million. Leicester are said be considering the offer, but the clock is ticking before the transfer window slams shut at 11pm.
Cousins gets to become a free agent. The young arm out of Texas Tech certainly showed flashes of great ability, but he also will deal with growing pains as he learns to be an National Football League quarterback. Aaron Rogers is expected to land a new contract with the Green Bay Packers. With Jay Gruden as a head coach, Washington's offense will certainly be effective enough to win games, but it will be hard to see them return to the playoffs (as they did with McCloughan's help) with a healthy Carson Wentz and non-suspended Ezekiel Elliott prowling the NFC East.
"The issue that you have here, I think, is that at some point this offseason, we may see a deal get done for Aaron Rodgers", Schefter recently said on KNBR. It seems probable the Vikes would find a way to keep Keenum and/or Bridgewater given they'll have around $50 million plus to play with in free agency and the option to use the franchise tag.
But Smith was only 1-4 with the Chiefs in the playoffs and couldn't guide them past the divisional round.
But now Kirk Cousins will be a free agent. Already, the speculation has begun and includes the DenverBroncos, New York Jets, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills and Arizona Cardinals. Cousins will have multiple teams bidding for his services. Attracting Cousins would also allow new GM John Dorsey to spend his litany of draft picks, including the first and fourth overall, on blue chippers for the supporting cast - hello, Saquon Barkley? - rather than rolling the dice on Josh Allen, Josh Rosen or Sam Darnold. But three QB-needy teams are ahead of them: Cleveland (No. 1), the Giants (No. 2) and Denver (No. 5). The team is designed well enough that another quarterback can step in and be successful. For Kansas City, Andy Reid and the front office are ready to hand the keys of the offense over to Patrick Mahomes, a player who KC spent a first round pick on in last year's draft.
Goodell looks to drop issues over catch rule
Snyder is on record as telling USA Today that he'll never change the nickname and "you can use caps". And we've got some ideas of how to bring some clarity to that. 'Fans want catches.'.
Former UFC star Ronda Rousey joins WWE
After making guest appearances at WWE shows including Wrestlemania 31, Rousey is now a full-fledged member of its roster . She wore a "Hot Ronda" shirt in the same style as Piper's shirts to the ring Sunday at the Royal Rumble .