The Washington Redskins are expected to have a lot of competition for their free agent wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon. The team talked to their agents at the NFL Combine this week, but it is looking like they will both be on different teams by Thursday. Jackson is expected to get a deal in the $10-12 million range, while Garçon could command $9-10 million. The Redskins are expected to go younger and cheaper.
A story came out yesterday that Pierre Garçon requested a trade from the Redskins early in the season last year. His agent has confirmed this story, and obviously Garçon did not get traded, and went on to catch 79 passes for 1,041 yards, and 3 TDs in 2016. In his 5 year career with the Redskins, Garçon has 376 receptions for 4,549 yards, and 21 TDs.
Garçon has taken to social media lately to make his case for a job somewhere in the NFL, and he seems to be prepared to move on from Washington. He has said he wants to stay, but the team has not formally offered him a new deal, or made an attempt to extend him before the season ended. The Redskins can still get a deal done, but will face much more competition today.
Yes, as @chaddukes tweeted, Redskins WR Pierre Garcon indeed requested a trade early in the season, his agent confirmed 1/2— John Keim (@john_keim) March 6, 2017
His agent, Brad Cicala said"Once it didn't happen we respected it.We respect their interest and we were definitely interested in returning."— John Keim (@john_keim) March 6, 2017