Pierre Garcon: Laughing won’t change your status
By Donny Starr
I’m not sure what Washington Redskins Wide Receiver Pierre Garcon found funny in the recent tweet from ProFootballTalk. It didn’t go over well with fans.
Pierre Garcon chimed in on some news regarding head coach Jay Gruden, and it was a bit awkward. On Sunday, PFT reported Gruden was given a contract extension through 2020. Great? I would think so. They tweeted out the following:
Then Garcon tweets the following reply. The responses were not good:
At least that’s one place in the organization a reset won’t occur. The extension also shows that the Redskins are finally seeing the big picture. Football is an investment, not an overnight success. Redskins fans know that all too well. Let’s be clear: This isn’t about the PFT article, it’s all about Garcon’s response.
There have been several interpretations of Garcon’s tweet. Fans have accused Garcon as being salty about his status with Washington. He hasn’t heard anything from the Redskins about staying. Three days out from becoming a free agent, this doesn’t help. His lack of definition in what he was laughing at has turned for the worse. Was he laughing at the fact they would keep Gruden? Was he laughing at PFT’s dialogue? Was he laughing at how things have turned out for him? It’s hard to say.
I think he knows he’s done, and his bitterness is possibly taking the best of him that’s left. He finished the season a top target for Kirk Cousins. He set the bar for what they need in a dependable wide receiver. Maybe he thought his number would be the first they’d call. Maybe he thought he was worth 9 million. Maybe he realized just how replaceable he is and is now looking past the organization. It would be a shame to see a great Redskin, football player, and all-around cool public figure go dark in a possible exit. Pierre Garcon has a right to be mad, but he needs to be graceful about it. The eleventh hour has not arrived.