If anyone knows anything about the franchise tag, it’s Kirk Cousins.
The current Minnesota Vikings quarterback, and former Washington Redskins QB, was slapped with the tag twice during his tenure in Washington. Now that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is playing on the tag, Cousins offered up some advice.
Cousins appeared on the 10 Questions with Kyle Brandt podcast, and was asked what advice he would give to Prescott. According to Cousins, “get an insurance policy.”
“Well that would be my advice, honestly,” said Cousins. “Would be make sure you have an insurance policy. That’s the cost of doing business. If you’re willing to write that check and pay for that cost, go play football.”
Cousins believes that Prescott has proven enough to get paid a lucrative contract. In Cousins’ last year, he threw for 4,917 yards, 27 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. That led to nearly $96 million over three years.
In 2019, Prescott nearly threw for 5,000 yards and was second in the league in passing.
“And again he even, far more than I did, has a track record now where, regardless of what happens in 2020 or 2021, he’s proven then what he can do,” said Cousins. “So it’s really not going to change my perceived value of him or his value really to teams, I would think is pretty much steady.”
However, Cousins later noted that playing for the Cowboys is “special.” He believes that playing in Dallas is something that Prescott should want to do.
“But I will also add that to be the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys is pretty special. That’s not an opportunity that I would be giving up any time soon if I’m him. That would also be a piece I would add.”