But, unlike Carr, who became, briefly, the league's highest paid player with the five-year contract he signed with Oakland in June, Cousins is a short-timer, as Redskins team president Bruce Allen reminded us this off-season when, in a statement that painted Cousins as selfish, he said that "Kirk has made it clear that he prefers to play on a year-to-year basis."
"Our goal was to sign Kirk to a long-term contract with the final objective of having him finish his career with the Redskins," Allen said in the statement two months ago. "On May 2, right after the draft, we made Kirk n offer that included the highest fully guaranteed amount upon signing for a quarterback in NFL history ($53 million) and guaranteed a total of $72 million for injury. The deal would have made him at least the second highest paid player by average per year in NFL history. But despite our repeated attempts, we have not received any offer from Kirk's agent this year."