Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed’s rookie season didn’t have quite the fanfare that the seasons of Eddie Lacy and Keenan Allen created, but Reed is an incredibly talented offensive playmaker in his own right. The Florida Gators product definitely exceeded expectations in his first season in the league, and it’s clear that both he and Pierre Garcon are excellent targets in the passing game for soon-to-be-third-year QB Robert Griffin III. Garcon is undoubtedly the top dog among the pass-catchers in D.C., but Reed is a great No. 2 option and should already be regarded as one of the most versatile pass-catching tight ends in the NFL.
According to ESPN NFL Nation’s John Keim, new Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay “loves” Reed, and it would honestly be a surprise for him to not “love” the star tight end. I mean, McVay isn’t truly “new”, since he was the Redskins TEs coach before his promotion to offensive coordinator, and McVay likely played a big role in Reed’s big rookie season.
With McVay at OC and with a season of experience under his belt (as well as a second offseason), Jordan Reed should be one of the league’s most dangerous pass-catchers next season. He’s incredibly quick for a tight end, and his speed and explosiveness make him a massive weapon for RG3 and the Redskins offense. The Redskins can pretty much line him up anywhere, and he would have posted insane numbers this past season had his year not been cut short by a pretty severe concussion. Reed should pick up where he left off next season, and I would be surprised he if he doesn’t pick up at least 70 receptions in his second season.