Kirk Cousins is one of the most popular Spartan players off all time. After a successful career that took MSU back from mediocrity. He emerged as one of the NFL's top free agents at it's most important position this off season. Many thought that a long term deal would be reached (and still could prior to July 15) but the Skins had to use the tag in order to protect themselves from losing the former Spartan signal caller.
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