Washington Football Team’s five most versatile players
By Ian Cummings
No. 2 – WR Steven Sims Jr.
In the similar mold to Gibson, Washington Football Team slot receiver Steven Sims has the ability to move around across the offense, an ability which he showcased in spectacular fashion in the 2019 season.
Sims, who was signed as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Kansas, caught 34 passes for 310 yards and four touchdowns, and also put up nine carries for 85 yards and a score, including an exhilarating 65-yard touchdown against the New England Patriots.
Down the stretch in the 2019 season, Sims’ versatility became more and more apparent. He lived out of the slot, but he also motioned into the backfield and was featured on jet sweep concepts. He motioned out wide at times, using his lateral quickness to separate wherever and whenever. And his jittery run-after-catch style allowed him to produce in all of these spots.
Sims and Gibson in the same offense could be a sight to behold, and Scott Turner has reportedly wasted no time in experimenting at training camp. Similar to chemistry experiments, this too could yield explosive results, but, you know, in a good way.