49ers: Quarterback Kirk Cousins a possibility in 2018 after deadline passes – California News

49ers: Quarterback Kirk Cousins a possibility in 2018 after deadline passes – California News

Three quarterbacks have been in the news recently.

In Dallas, Brian Hoyer last week organized and ran a three-day practice sessions for the 49ers and a number of skill position players, a strong step by Hoyer toward establishing himself as the team’s offensive leader.

In Los Angeles, Sam Darnold is entering his second season as USC’s starter. If he improves on his first season he very well could be the top — or most sought after — pick in the next draft. Fans of some woebegone NFL teams already are advocating a “Suck for Sam” campaign for the upcoming season.

And in Washington, it seems as if Kirk Cousins will play his second straight season under the franchise tag after he and the team there could not agree on a long-term contract by Monday’s deadline to do so.

Cousins long has been linked to the 49ers because of his connection with head coach Kyle Shanahan, who was Washington’s offensive coordinator when Cousins was drafted in 2012 and who developed an affinity for his coach. When rumors of a Cousins trade were rampant in…

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