Kirk Cousins in 2018: NFL execs predict QB's landing spot

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Kirk Cousins lost his best receivers and a highly regarded offensive coordinator this past offseason, but you wouldn't know from a look at his stat sheet.

The Washington Redskins' quarterback and potential 2018 free agent has more touchdown passes (seven), fewer interceptions (one) and a higher passer rating (107.6) than he has ever had through the first four games of a season since replacing Robert Griffin III as the starter in 2014.

Meanwhile, the contract clock continues to tick, with only 12 regular-season games standing between Cousins and potential free agency. Ultimately, the Redskins can sign Cousins to a long-term deal, they can name him their franchise player for a third time, they can use their transition tag or they can trade him. The options are clear, but the situation is complicated.

Here's what executives around the league are thinking.