Kyshoen Jarrett‘s playing career with the Redskins came to an unfortunate end, but his coaching career is just getting started.
In his rookie year with the Washington Redskins, Kyshoen Jarrett looked like a future starter at the safety position. Armed with versatile ability, Jarrett, a sixth-round pick out of Virginia Tech, appeared in all 16 games and made six starts for the ‘Skins during the 2015 season. It looked like he was on his way to becoming a solid starter for their defense.
However, in the final game of the season against the Dallas Cowboys, Jarrett came up injured after a helmet-to-helmet collision with Darren McFadden. He suffered damage to his brachial plexus and could never fully regain strength in his arm. As a result, his playing days were numbered.
Despite the unfortunate ending to Jarrett’s playing career, he has stuck with football in recent years. Last season, he had a coaching internship with the Redskins. And this year, the team is bringing him on as a defensive quality control coach according to their official Twitter account.
This seems like a great move. Jarrett has proven himself to the coaching staff, has a connection to the Redskins organization, and is still only 26 years old. He will have a chance to learn more about coaching and may eventually have a chance to be elevated to a higher role in the organization.
In the press release that accompanied this announcement on the team’s official website, Jay Gruden said the following about having Jarrett on the coaching staff once again.
Kyshoen was a valuable asset to our coaching staff last season. He is a quality coach and a quality person and I have complete trust in him succeeding in this new role.
In addition to the fact that Jarrett is qualified, it is nice to see him get a chance to continue on with his football career. The Redskins deserve props for keeping him involved, and Jarrett’s willingness and ability to shift his career path quickly should be lauded as well. If he works as hard as he did on the field in his lone season in the NFL, he will certainly have a chance to succeed in the coaching ranks.
Best of luck to Jarrett moving forward. It sure is nice to see him staying with the ‘Skins once again.