Has the Redskins WR corps improved in 2017?
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Yes, bigger, younger, cheaper
No, lost speed, reliability, experience
Even on paper
The Washington Redskins have reportedly signed WR Brian Quick(6’3 1/2”, 220 lbs, 27 yrs), making him the second free agent signing at the position since free agency started. The Redskins signed Terrelle Pryor to a 1 year deal worth up to $8 million two weeks ago. The Redskins lost their two starting WRs this month, with DeSean Jackson signing with the Buccaneers, and Pierre Garcon signing with the San Francisco 49ers.
Quick was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the 2nd round(33rd overall) in 2012 out of Appalachian State. In his 5 years with the Rams, Quick has started only 24 games, and had the most starts of his career last season(8). He also had career highs in receptions(41), yards(564), and TDs(3) in 2016.
Quick has made 105 catches for 1,499 yards and 10 touchdowns in 67 games for the Rams since, hauling in only 51 percent of his career targets. Only six receivers had a lower rate during that time.
The Redskins now go into the 2017 season with Terrelle Pryor, Brian Quick, Josh Doctson, Jamison Crowder, Ryan Grant, and Maurice Harris fighting for playing time. The Redskins have definitely added size at the position, and reduced the cost, but have also lost some speed and veteran reliability. Kirk Cousins is under contract for this year, and will have plenty of targets, along with TEs Jordan Reed, Vernon Davis, Niles Paul, and Derek Carrier. The Redskins will also have 10 picks going into this year’s draft class to improve at either position.
Skins get another big WR. Now have Pryor (6-4), Quick (6-3), Doctson (6-2), Harris (6-3), to go w Grant (6-0), Crowder (5-9).— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) March 24, 2017
Brian Quick (Redskins), $855,000, $775K salary, $80K bonus, minimum salary benefit— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 27, 2017