http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...ith-cousins-with-four-of-them-not-guaranteed/Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the team’s offer that included more than $53 million guaranteed at signing covered the $23.94 million franchise tag in 2017 and the $28.72 million transition tag in 2018, and then some (by a little). The problem is that the team wanted four more non-guaranteed years after that.
In other words, the team wanted a two-year commitment and then a series of four one-year options. Cousins wasn’t inclined to commit to a deal that committed him (but not the team) from 2019 through 2022.
What does it say?I don't know if there is any trade market available, but I'd trade him if possible. The profootballtalk article might be right that it was about the non-guaranteed years. But Kirk and his agent never counter offered, so what does that say? He doesn't want to be here. Time to cut the cord and get what we can....assuming there is a market.
Maybe...I think it depends on what conversations they had. Did the agent say, give us a few more guaranteed years and then we'll talk? TO be fair, I don't know what is standard negotiating within the NFL. How often do agents make official counter offers versus talking about broad parameters?What does it say?
Basically, "If you're not going to give us a serious offer, there's no need to counter."
That's what it says.