Redskins: Studs and duds from the team’s Week 3 loss to the Bears
Stud: WR Terry McLaurin
Terry McLaurin has been a stud for the Redskins every week. And in Monday night’s game, he actually made history.
In the second half against the Bears, McLaurin caught a touchdown pass in his third consecutive game to start off his career. He became the first Redskin to accomplish that feat since Charley Taylor did it in 1962, per NBC Sports Washington’s JP Finlay.
That’s some pretty exclusive company. And McLaurin’s stats surely aren’t empty. He looks like a true No. 1 receiver for the Redskins offense.
McLaurin has been able to win with his speed, route-running ability, and jump-ball skills to start his career. He has excellent hands and his reliability and speed have opened up opportunities for Paul Richardson (eight catches, 83 yards, 1 TD) to find space as well.
McLaurin’s presence categorically changes the look of the offense. And it looks like he’ll be a long-term asset for the Redskins.
There are still areas for McLaurin to improve upon, and he did do most of his damage in the second half when the Redskins were in full-blown comeback mode. Still, he was able to beat one of the best corner duos in the league with regularity and it looks like he will be a consistent weapon who could turn out to be matchup proof.