Last Friday, Kirk Cousins signed his exclusive franchise tag with Washington.
He recently spoke with ESPN's Adam Schefter and shed some light on where things stand between him and the franchise.
"I've had really positive interactions with Mr. Snyder throughout this entire offseason," Cousins said. "The negotiation process in general has been very positive for me and I'm happy with how things have transpired so far. As Chris Mortensen reported -- not sure how it got it -- but I did inquire to Mr. Snyder and to Bruce Allen if there was any interest in trading me, just to try and get an understanding of their perspective.
"The answer I got back was Mr. Snyder communicated his belief in me and his desire for me to remain (with Washington), and his desire to help me by surrounding the quarterback position with all the players and coaches that you need to succeed."
Cousins then shared a story about how the person fitting his wife for shoes at a store told Cousins he heard that the quarterback demanded a trade.
"I laughed and thought, 'I don't know where that comes from because that just wasn't the case,'" Cousins told Schefter. "I just called them and asked where their perspective was and where they were coming from. And I just wanted to communicate ... somehow it can get twisted to where an employee at a store is using the word 'demand.' But that's certainly not the approach that I took."
Last week, Cousins reportedly told someone close to him that he is going to end up playing for the 49ers in 2017 or 2018.
So he isn't expecting to be with Washington long-term?
"You never know," he answered. "In this league, things change so fast and players can get blindsided all the time with decisions. They'll cut you on your birthday. They'll cut you on the day your child is born. They'll cut you on Christmas Eve. You just never know what's gonna happen.
"I'm always gonna keep an open mind so I try not to get blindsided, but from what I heard in the conversation, I felt very much supported and I felt that the owner and president of the team want me to be the quarterback there and want me to be the quarterback there for a long time."