Kirk Cousins is not expected to sign a long-term deal with Washington before Monday's deadline. But Cousins remains open to a long-term deal after the season.

Cousins fully intends to play this season under his franchise tag, worth $23.9 million in 2017.

There have been positive talks in recent days but Cousins prefers to wait to do a deal at this time.

Washington still can use its franchise tag on him again next offseason for a third straight year, but it would cost them $34,478,784 to franchise him again.

Washington also could transition him for $28,732,320 million, but another team would have the ability to sign him to an offer sheet that Washington would then have seven days to match.