The Washington Redskins placed the franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins.
The big news here is that the #Redskins placed the exclusive tag on QB Kirk Cousins. He’s not going anywhere.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 28, 2017
Tag! I'm it!
— Kirk Cousins (@KirkCousins8) February 28, 2017
Under the tag, Cousins can still be traded, but the Redskins control his rights.
This news all but eliminates the possibility of Cousins becoming a Cleveland Brown this offseason, but it was already an unlikely prospect before Redskins placed the tag on Cousins.