Friday, March 24, 2017

The Redskins Were Quick to Sign Offensive Help

The Washington Redskins are continuing to assemble a formidable group of pass-catchers for Kirk Cousins, signing wide receiver Brian Quick.

Selected 33rd overall by the Rams back in 2012, Quick was expected to help improve their beleaguered offense. Instead, his career in St. Louis consisted of 105 catches, 1,499 yards, and 10 touchdowns over the course of 67 games. However, of those numbers, 41 catches for 564 yards and three touchdowns came during the 2016 season—suggesting he has potential with the Redskins.

Regardless of his less-than-stellar résumé, Quick, 27, should help ease Washington's pain of losing Pierre Garcon (49ers) and DeSean Jackson (Buccaneers) to free agency. At 6-foot-3, 218-pounds, he brings size that was missing with both Garcon and Jackson, but lacks the experience they each possess. Quick, however, is not the only big-bodied receiver Washington has brought aboard this offseason.

Earlier this month, the team signed offensive weapon Terrelle Pryor to a cap-friendly one-year, $8 million contract. The 6-foot-4 Pryor resurrected his career in Cleveland by transitioning from quarterback to wide receiver, where he amassed 77 receptions for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns. Both Pryor and Quick are expected to produce in the red zone; an area where Cousins and company struggled greatly last season.