Redskins dysfunction takes another turn

Mar 4, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; NFL Media draft expert Mike Mayock speaks to the media during the 2017 combine at Indiana Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

New Washington Redskins general manager Mike Mayock? Well, that’s certainly now a possibility after his colleague Adam Schefter reported that the NFL Media draft analyst was a candidate for the Skins’ GM opening. This comes one day after Washington fired its now former general manager.

It also comes in the midst of one of the most ridiculous standoffs in recent NFL history. Pro Bowl quarterback Kirk Cousins signed his franchise tag tender on Friday, ultimately giving Washington’s brass some negotiating power in potential trade talks with San Francisco. Then, two rather intriguing stories broke.

First off, a report came out Friday morning suggesting that Cousins told those close to him that he would end up playing for San Francisco in either 2017 or 2018. It’s a comment that NFL Media’s Mike Silver had brought up earlier in the week (more on that here).

If that weren’t enough, it was then reported that Cousins will not even negotiate a long-term deal with Washington as long as Bruce Allen remains the team’s president. That’s not going to go over too well in Landover considering Allen himself will likely lead the charge to hire a new general manager.

At some point the Redskins need to rid themselves of this drama. If that means owner Daniel Snyder biting the bullet and trading Cousins to San Francisco, then so be it. The status quo obviously isn’t going over too well here.