The New York Jets have put the No. 3 pick on the block. Could the Washington Redskins bite? Also, speaking of Redskins, what will Jamison Crowder bring to the table?
One of the dark horse candidates to pull the trigger on a deal of this magnitude is the Washington Redskins. The team’s quarterback situation is obviously uncertain with both Colt McCoy and Alex Smith recovering from horrific leg injuries last season.
While they provided themselves quarterback insurance with their acquisition of veteran quarterback Case Keenum, he hardly inspires confidence.
It’s obvious logic when looking at the Redskins prepping this year’s crop of young rookie quarterbacks.
- Redskins meet with West Virginia quarterback Will Grier, Washington Times.
- Dwayne Haskins meets with the Washington Redskins, per NFL Network.
- Redskins thinking of moving up in the draft, per Cecil Lammey, NFL Insider.
But the trade up would be massive for the Redskins jumping from No. 15 to 3. Although, the Redskins haven’t been afraid to make moves like this in the past (Robert Griffin III trade comes to mind).
Also, this conversation isn’t just about whether the Redskins would be willing to make that kind of bold move; are the Jets willing to move back that far?
Ideally, the Jets would love to trade back and stay in the top 10 so they can still grab an impact player. Can they still do that at 15? It depends on who you ask, but everyone has a price and if the Redskins present “an offer the Jets can’t refuse,” they’d be foolish not to listen.
The Jets Zone w/ @BoyGreen25:
– @JacobCamenker, @RiggosRag breaks down Jamison Crowder & how he fits in offense + talked #NFLDraft trade possibility.
– Thoughts from Adam Gase & Mike Maccagnan on why Crowder will "set the tempo of #Jets offense".
— The Jets Zone (@TheJets_Zone) March 27, 2019
The New York Jets had the second most cap space in the NFL entering free agency in 2019 and boy did they use it. Doling out big time contracts left and right, but one of the most underrated signings happened in the middle of all the madness.
— Sky Sports NFL (@SkySportsNFL) March 12, 2019
There are pros and cons to signing a guy like Jamison Crowder:
- On one hand, he’s never had a season in the NFL where he recorded over 68 receptions or garnered 1,000 receiving yards.
- The Jets signed a slot receiver to a three-year $28.5 million deal who is only 25 (will be 26 by the start of the 2019 season). No more overpaying players past their prime, the team focused on getting guys either in their prime or heading into it.
One of the reasons he has never reached his full potential is due to injury and opportunity. In his first three seasons, he had played at least 15 games before missing seven games this past season due to injury.
Also, last year, the Redskins lost their starting quarterback, Alex Smith, then later his backup due to horrific leg injuries.
But head coach Adam Gase and general manager Mike Maccagnan are excited about the addition of Crowder to the offense, here are their comments via The Jets Zone on Sports War Radio:
“Jamison really fits the mold for what we want and we’re really excited to see what he does too. We had a plan in free agency and we were really aggressive in some areas and we feel very good about the pieces we added”, Mike Maccagnan via the official Jets website.
“We wanted to get the slot receiver we were really looking for. Jamison is setting the tempo a lot of times. That guy is all over the place. I think he’s going to be an important piece not only on third down but if we’re getting two-high shells and they’re trying to take away Robby’s speed now the ball goes inside to him (Jamison) and Chris (Herndon). Crowder really gives us another weapon with the three we already had in that starting lineup.” Gase said.
To listen to the full episode of The Jets Zone, the link can be found here. We spoke with Washington Redskins Insider Jacob Camenker who gave insight into the Jets and Redskins potential NFL Draft day trade and thoughts on Jamison Crowder’s fit in the Jets offense.