Redskins WR Jamison Crowder open to contract extension, per report
By Ian Cummings
Now years removed from 2015, the Redskins have to start thinking about the future of their draft picks from that season.
Deals get done in the offseason, and it appears that 2015 fourth round pick Jamison Crowder is ready to start talking deals with the Redskins’ front office. Per J.P. Finlay of CSN Mid-Atlantic, Crowder is open to negotiating a contract extension with Washington this offseason. Crowder is due for a new contract in 2019.
The talks between Crowder and the front office should move swimmingly. After the 2017 season, Crowder’s value with the team has reached a new high. He wasn’t always consistent, but he was, by far, the most reliable Redskins’ receiver. Crowder can work wonders in the slot, and by locking him up long-term, the Redskins can ensure a bit of continuity at a position group that may look very different very soon.
Statistically, Crowder is among the best Redskins’ wide receivers ever in terms of his performance early in his career. He broke the Redskins rookie record for receptions in a season in 2015, and by the end of his second season, he was the most decorated D.C. receiver in history during that span. While his play dropped off a bit in 2017, his production carried on. Over his first three years, Crowder has caught 192 passes for 2,240 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Crowder isn’t the only player that will garner consideration for an extension. 2015 first round pick Brandon Scherff has made the Pro Bowl in two of his first three years with Washington. Each year, Scherff has been one of the best offensive linemen in the league, and the front office may want to get him locked up as well.
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For now, nothing is official. But Crowder is open to an extension, and his initiative may get the ball rolling on other deals as well. Stay tuned with Riggo’s Rag, as we’ll keep you in the loop with each development that arises. Free agency is on the horizon, and when the smoke clears, much will have changed in Ashburn and beyond.