Fantasy Football Jordan Reed Re-Signing with Redskins

Fantasy Football Jordan Reed

Jordan Reed sign a new 1 year-contract with the Redskins

Jordan Reeds is staying put in Washington. He signed a new 5-years contract-extension worth 50 million dollars. This new contract makes him the second highest-paid tight-end in the NFL, behind Seahawks Jimmy Graham. The Redskins third-round pick from the 2013 NFL draft is coming off his best season yet, leading the team in receiving yards, receptions and touchdowns.

The signing of cornerback Josh Norman to Washington for $75 million left doubt that there was any cash left in the Redskins bank to get a new deal done with Jordan Reed. But the franchise has found a way to make it work and provides hope for the future of the team.

The 25-year-old Florida product is a prototypical modern tight end. At 6’2″, 237 pounds, he’s got the size to serve as a go-to weapon in the red zone and the athleticism to split out wide to create matchup problems. Figuring out how to utilize those talents is what allowed him to shine for Washington last season.

Getting the deal done now will help Washington focus on the quarterback position. The team used the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins, which gives the front office more time to determine whether he warrants a lucrative long-term deal of his own.

Reed and Cousins forged quite a connection last season. In turn, the tight end finally started showcasing his immense potential and now has a new contract to show for it.

The Washington Redskins ended the 2015 season in first place of the NFC East, with a overall record of 9-7. They lost to the Green Bay Packers during the first week of the post-season  (wild card weekend). Their last playoff win was in 2005. This storied franchise has won three Super Bowl, in 1982, 1987 and 1991.

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