With the start of the new league year coming in the middle of next month, the Washington Redskins are already on record stating that they want to bring in veteran wide receiver talent to pair with Terry McLaurin. The question is, who are the best candidates?
Riverboat Ron and the revamped Washington Redskins have made their feelings known about the current state of the wide receiver room at Redskins Park.
Desperately looking for a veteran talent to pair with rising star receiver Terry McLaurin, the Redskins have an abundance of low-cost signings they can tackle immediately or a couple of veterans, splashes they could make at the position.
With an outstanding amount of salary cap space due to a couple of recent releases, including Josh Norman and Paul Richardson, and a second-year quarterback that will look to make the burgundy and gold officially his team, the Redskins are in good shape to add playmakers to help elevate this team to relevance once again.
Although it is no question this team and Dwayne Haskins will benefit mightily from adding talent to this wide receiver group, it’s no secret this team desperately needs it. The Washington Redskins, according to STATS.com, had a league worst of only 19 passing plays to go 25 yards or more. Furthermore, the Redskins were only one yard per game better than the league’s worst offense, the New York Jets, at only 274 yards per game. For context, the league average for total offense per game last season was about 348 yards per game.
Meanwhile, the Redskins offense averaged the fewest points per game in the NFL last year.
With a once up-in-the-air quarterback situation and numerous busts at the receiver position, it’s now time for D.C. to have a formidable duo on the outside, for the future.
But the question remains, who are the best candidates? My criteria for this will be quite simple. It’ll be an abundance of things from age and a realistic chance of signing to prior experience with this coaching staff and an overall need of the skill set that the talent can provide this team.