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Redskins By The (Jersey) Numbers: #80 Can Jamison Crowder Overtake Roy Jefferson?

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Roy Jefferson spent his last 7 seasons of his 12-year career with the Redskins and amassed 208 catches for 3,119 yards and 16 touchdowns in Washington. Jefferson was selected to the Pro Bowl his first year with the Skins in 1971 and was the lead dog in terms of receiving yards his first couple of seasons with the team. Jefferson played on teams that featured Charlie Taylor, Jerry Smith, and Frank Grant. Jeffersons best years statistically came when he was a Pittsburgh Steeler in 1968 and 1969 and when he was a Baltimore Colt in 1970. Jefferson carried the receiving load for the Redskins his first two years in town and was a decent #2 / #3 option in the years after.

I realized it would be a bit premature of me to crown Jamison Crowder the best Redskins to ever wear #80. Though the pickings are slim at the number Crowder still needs to put in work to be considered the best. The third-year pro has had two great seasons and looks to be poised to have his best season yet this season. Crowder is a tough and explosive receiver that we all know can open up the middle of the field as well as work vertically. He has been exciting to watch over his first two seasons and should be in the conversation when people talk about the best slot receivers in the NFL. Crowder was an absolute bullseye of a draft pick especially when considering the 2015 WR class. Crowder statistically has had more production in his first two seasons than:

Kevin White (1st)
Devante Parker (1st)
Nelson Agholor (1st)
Breshad Perriman (1st)
Phillip Dorsett (1st)
Devin Smith (2nd)
Dorial Green-Beckham (2nd)
Devin Funchess (2nd)
Tyler Lockett (3rd)
Jaelen Strong (3rd)
Chris Conley (3rd)
Sammie Coates (3rd)
Ty Montgomery (3rd)

In fact, the only receivers in the 2015 draft class better than Crowder in the two major stat categories (yards and TDs) are Stefon Diggs (5th round pick with more yards) and Amari Cooper (1st round pick with more yards and TDs). Crowder no doubt still has a ton of potential left and has yet to reach his ceiling in the NFL.

Poll

Who do you think is the greatest Redskin to wear #80

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    Roy Jefferson
    (82 votes)
  • 40%
    Jamison Crowder
    (88 votes)
  • 8%
    Laveranues Coles
    (19 votes)
  • 2%
    Desmond Howard
    (5 votes)
  • 3%
    Coy Bacon
    (7 votes)
  • 3%
    Stephen Alexander
    (8 votes)
  • 0%
    Bob Long
    (0 votes)
  • 1%
    Virgil Seay
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    John McDaniel
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Other (please say in comments)
    (2 votes)
216 votes total Vote Now