Redskins: 5 best free agent fits still on the board late in the process
For the third consecutive year, Tre Boston is lingering on the free agent market. On the surface, this makes little sense. The Cardinals safety was a terrific ballhawk last year and fared very well in coverage. But yet again, he hasn’t gotten much interest in free agency and may have to settle for another one-year deal.
That said, the Redskins should certainly look into signing Boston even on just a year-long pact. Boston has shown great coverage ability, grabbing 10 interceptions and logging 24 pass defenses over the course of the past three years combined. The impressive part of that is that he did it with three different teams. So, that proves that he’s highly adaptable at the very least.
Boston would project as a solid complement to Landon Collins. Collins is one of the best tacklers in the league and is a great downhill playmaker. His coverage skills are not as strong, but he is capable. Boston is the inverse. He is excellent in space and in coverage and is a capable tackler. The duo could be used to their strengths and really give the Redskins a chance to fix the safety position.
If the Redskins are confident that Montae Nicholson will rebound after a sophomore slump, they likely won’t make this move. However, it’s something that they should certainly consider. Boston would give the team more talent and depth at the position and it would allow them to mostly address the offense and the edge rush in the 2019 NFL Draft.
This move doesn’t seem likely, but it would be a smart one for Washington. Unless, of course, there is an underlying reason that Boston has been on the move so much during his NFL career.