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Pierre Garcon tells the Washington Redskins exactly what to do with Kirk Cousins

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 18: Pierre Garcon #88 of the Washington Redskins is congratulated by his teammate Kirk Cousins #8 after scoring a first quarter touchdown at MetLife Stadium on October 18, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 18: Pierre Garcon #88 of the Washington Redskins is congratulated by his teammate Kirk Cousins #8 after scoring a first quarter touchdown at MetLife Stadium on October 18, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

The Washington Redskins have hit an impasse in contract negotiations with quarterback Kirk Cousins, which creates a sticky problem for the team.

The Redskins don't want to expose themselves with an exorbitant contract based on approximately half a season of high-level performance from Cousins for fear it was something of a fluke and Cousins isn't actually an elite NFL quarterback.

But at the same time, this is a club that has struggled mightily to produce quality quarterback play, so how can Washington NOT lock up a QB who will, at worst, be productive if not exceptional?

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To Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon, the choice is obvious. In a tweet Wednesday morning, he told Washington exactly what it needs to do with Cousins -- pony up and open the wallet.

#PayTheMan https://t.co/jkgKCOHNpY pic.twitter.com/5s8ApqMOZD

— Pierre Garçon (@PierreGarcon) February 17, 2016

Given that you have zero chance of being competitive in the NFL without a good quarterback and Cousins has a high chance of at least being a good QB, Washington should listen to Garcon and #PayTheMan.