After essentially hitting a lottery ticket with the Logan Thomas signing last offseason, can the Washington Football Team catch lightning in a bottle with another high-value, low-cost tight end option in 2021?
When the Washington Football Team signed Logan Thomas last season, did anyone envision that he could turn into a potential TE1 and be one of the team’s stand-out weapons behind Terry McLaurin?
Apparently, Ron Rivera did.
"When you watch [Logan], what he did, you feel, this guy just hasn’t played a lot, but when he does, he looks pretty good."
Rivera knew that with some increased playing time, Thomas might be able to produce at a much higher level than he had throughout his career.
The results speak for themselves. Prior to signing with the Washington Football Team, Thomas had 35 receptions and 317 yards in his entire career. Last season, with Washington, he more than doubled his career total in receptions and yards, finishing with 72 receptions for 670 yards and six touchdowns.
Now, is every low-cost free agent going to be able to produce that stat line for the Washington Football Team? Most likely not, but the team is still on the market for another tight end, and there are a few intriguing options that could duplicate Thomas’ success.
Let’s look at some of the options. For this article, we won’t be focusing on the free agent targets who may fetch higher-priced contracts, like Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith, although the Washington Football Team might target one of them.