Is Jordan Reed the TE of Redskins Future?

Is Jordan Reed the TE of Redskins Future?

Is Jordan Reed the TE of Redskins Future?

When talking about third-year tight-end Jordan Reed, the first thing most will mention is his reoccurring injury issues. Seems this year won’t be any different as Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said Monday that Reed had minor knee surgery last week, and would be out until training camp.

Normally something as simple as the procedure Gruden described wouldn’t be enough to raise caution. But in Reed’s case, the situation is much more complex when you take into account the amount of time he’s missed in his first two years as a pro.

In Reed’s first two seasons he missed 16 out of 36 games. In the 20 games he’s played as a pro he’s caught 95 passes for 964 yards and three touchdowns.

After year one was over Reed had many thinking the Redskins had an All-Pro playmaker in the making. But much like his first season, Reed’s second season ended with injury.

With the Redskins now shifting to a power-rushing scheme the teams focus could shift to a run-blocking type of tight end, something Reed doesn’t do well. That type of shift could lead to less playing time already when you factor in his injury issues on top of that it’s hard to say what will become of his career in DC.

No one questions the young man’s ability on the field, but can the Redskins depend on him to be their full-time go-to-guy at tight end? In due time that answer will be known. In the meantime, the Redskins will head to training camp for yet another year not sure what to fully expect from the tight end position.

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