Five bold predictions for Washington Football Team vs. Eagles in Week 1
4. Logan Thomas earns 10+ targets, scores a TD
With Kelvin Harmon out, the Washington Football Team is going to be looking for a No. 3 target to step up, assuming that Terry McLaurin and Steven Sims can continue to be the top two receivers on the team. Dontrelle Inman, Antonio Gandy-Golden, Antonio Gibson, and J.D. McKissic could be options to step up, but Logan Thomas could be as well.
Though the tight end position has been much maligned throughout the offseason, Thomas is a candidate for a breakout year. The 29-year-old tight end is highly athletic but has only been playing the position a few years at the NFL level. He had come into the league as a quarterback but transitioned to tight end after struggling at the position.
Thomas will be the start at tight end and has considerable upside. By all accounts, he developed a strong rapport with Dwayne Haskins and was a red-zone weapon for him during camp. Of course, that was just camp, but perhaps it will translate to the regular season.
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Because of this rapport, it seems like Thomas is a safe bet to emerge as one of Haskins’ preferred targets. And if the Eagles can contain either McLaurin or Sims, Thomas could end up being one of the most targeted players on the Washington team.
It also helps Thomas’ cause that the Eagles are weak up the middle of their back seven. Their linebackers are poor and after parting ways with Malcolm Jenkins, their safety position isn’t what it once was. So, Thomas could have an advantage in that area.
Overall, we’ll assume that Thomas will rack up 10+ targets on the day. And seeing him get a TD makes sense as well. He should have a chance to see the second-most targets on the team and could make a bigger impact than some expect in his first game in a Washington uniform.