Jamison Crowder has been Mr. Consistent since he was drafted by the Redskins in 2015. As a rookie, he nabbed 59 balls, for 604 yards and two touchdowns. The following season, Crowder caught 67 passes for 847 yards, and even though his catch dropped below 65% in 2017, he still managed 66 receptions for 789 yards.
This year, with a new quarterback under center, Crowder is expected to really flourish. The diminutive slot receiver has supposedly added some muscle to his frame, and has come in to OTA’s looking the best he ever has.
It will be incredibly important for Jamison to get on the same page with Alex Smith and begin building some timing and trust. In this offense, with the accurate Smith throwing him the football, Crowder can really excel as a runner after the catch, as a main target of RPO’s and as a security blanket underneath when pressure is brought.
For Crowder, who is entering a contract year, there is no better time to have a career season than in 2018. Currently, Jarvis Landry of the Browns and Doug Baldwin of the Seahawks are the top paid slot receivers in the game, averaging 15 million/year and 11.5 milliion/year respectively. Although Landry’s deal skews those numbers a bit, with a big year, Crowder could be looking at a payday over 8 million/year in average salary; either from the Redskins or another willing team.
Jamison Crowder 2018 Season Predictions:
70% catch rate