And now the countdown hits seven.
That’s how many days the Washington Redskins have to pull out all the stops and hammer out a long-term deal with quarterback Kirk Cousins.
Otherwise, if 4 p.m. on Monday, July 17, comes and goes without an agreement, Cousins will play a second straight season on the franchise tag. And in that case, the Redskins will face the strong likelihood that they’ll lose one of the most prolific quarterbacks in franchise history to free agency in 2018.
The story went on to say despite optimism expressed this offseason by Redskins officials, two people familiar with the situation said late last week that little to no progress has been made in negotiations. Meanwhile, many people around the league still call it a long shot that the team and player will agree to a multiyear deal because of how Washington has handled negotiations leading up to this point.