Following the NFC East division title in 2015, the Washington Redskins continue to put together pieces to compete in the NFC for years to come. With a decent draft in the books, Washington’s front office set their sights on locking down Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Reed for five more years yesterday.
Reed, 25, inked a five-year, $50 million contract extension to stay with the team. The deal puts him behind only Jimmy Graham on the list of largest tight end contracts in NFL history.
In his third season in the league in 2015, Reed a career-high 87 passes for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns from quarterback Kirk Cousins. And the 6’3″/236-pound tight end put up those numbers in just 14 games. If he can stay healthy long-term, Reed will be a force on Washington’s offense for years to come.
Great signing for Washington Redskins General Manager Scot McGloughan.
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