We're now over halfway through the 2016 NFL season which means it's time to talk about the players that could potentially receive big pay days in 2017.
This year is a big one for several players as they're not only playing for a spot on their team but a possible place on other franchises if they were to become free agents at the end of the season.
One of those players is Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, who is having another brilliant season and made sure his general manager – who decides if he is given a new contract in 2017 – knows about it.
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After defeating the Green Bay Packers on Sunday by a huge scoreline of 42-24, the 2012 draftee went over to the Redskins’ general manager Scot McCloughan and screamed ‘how you like me now?’ He had completed 21 of his 30 passing attempts for 375 yards and three touchdowns in that game.
He currently has his team on a 6-3-1 record and in a wild-card spot for the playoffs this year in the NFC. The 28-year-old has completed 67.2 percent of his pass attempts for 3,091 yards, 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions this year, giving him a quarterback rating of 98.8.
He pretty much has every right to demand a new deal with the team after what he has done this year, even if it means yelling in the official's face that is going to give it to you. 'How you like me now?' is another good catchphrase by the quarterback as well, and it will go down with the others he has said in the past such as 'you like that?!' and the most recent one, 'oooooh weeeeee!'
The question now is will the Redskins give the quarterback the new contract he deserves in 2017? Or will they franchise tag him once more? So long as he continues his good play, Cousins will have a lot more teams interested in his services besides Washington come the offseason.