Redskins: Studs and duds from the team’s Week 1 loss to the Eagles

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Wide receiver Terry McLaurin #17 of Washington celebrates his touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on September 8, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Wide receiver Terry McLaurin #17 of Washington celebrates his touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on September 8, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – SEPTEMBER 08: Tight end Vernon Davis #85 of the Washington Redskins leaps over defenders before rushing a reception for a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on September 8, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – SEPTEMBER 08: Tight end Vernon Davis #85 of the Washington Redskins leaps over defenders before rushing a reception for a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on September 8, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

Stud: TE Vernon Davis

No Jordan Reed, no problem. Well, at least for Week 1.

Vernon Davis was the starting tight end for the Redskins against the Eagles. And in the contest, he was very good. He caught four passes for 59 yards and a touchdown. But really, the reason that he makes this list is because of the touchdown grab.

The play that David made to get into the end zone was pretty remarkable. He caught a short pass from Case Keenum, hurdled a defender, spun away from four tacklers, and made his way into the end zone for the score.

Here’s a look at the play itself, courtesy of The Checkdown.

https://twitter.com/thecheckdown/status/1170746854121689089

That’s not a play that many players can make. And seeing a 35-year-old tight end do it is even more impressive.

Davis was a rock-solid as ever for the Redskins and he did all of this just a day after losing his grandfather. His effort truly was excellent and it’s clear that he’s still a receiving weapon for the team moving forward. Even with Reed out with a concussion, the Redskins are in good hands with Davis as the starter at the position.