Redskins re-sign wide receiver Brian Quick
The Washington Redskins have made the head-scratching decision to re-sign Brian Quick. The veteran receiver is good depth, but he hasn’t done much in Washington.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Redskins have made a “big splash” at the receiver position! They have officially signed…
Quick has apparently agreed to return to the Redskins, per Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post.
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Well, that’s certainly not the splash move that Redskins fans were hoping to see. Of course, it’s still early in the offseason, so they could still make one. However, re-signing Quick is certainly a bit of a head-scratcher.
Quick has spent the last two seasons with the ‘Skins, but he was waived midway through November last year to make room on the roster for Byron Marshall. During his Washington career, Quick only has notched nine catches for 94 yards. And that has come over 17 games. Clearly, the coaching staff doesn’t want to entrust him with a big role, and that’s why the team ended up moving on from him last year despite lacking depth at receiver.
Bringing Quick back now is certainly weird. Sure, they lost Maurice Harris and Jamison Crowder in free agency, but will Quick help replace them? It seems unlikely, given that they cut him last year. Maybe Quick will be a bit better this year — after all, he did have a 41 catch, 564 yard, and three touchdown season for the Rams before joining the Redskins — but the odds would seem to be stacked against this.
Quick is familiar, veteran depth. Perhaps that is what the coaching staff wanted. However, the smarter move would have been to add a younger player with upside at the position. If they couldn’t find one cheap enough in free agency, then they could have invested multiple draft picks at the position. Quick just does very little to help the receiving corps. He just adds a veteran who knows the system.
This move may be inconsequential, as Quick might not make the roster. But still, adding him at this point is just an odd move, especially considering that they could have brought back the superior Michael Floyd at a similar price.