With the Washington Football Team dealing with their top offseason priority in deciding on whether or not to bring back QB Kirk Cousins whether that be with a new contract or franchise tag, you would expect for them to bring back at least one of their signal caller’s top two targets.
That doesn’t appear to be the case.
According to 106.7 The Fan’s Brian McNally, Washington hasn’t been in contact with either WR Pierre Garcon or WR DeSean Jackson:
Multiple sources say this week WR Pierre Garcon, #Redskins still not talking. Chances of losing him AND DeSean Jackson increasing by the day— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) February 7, 2017
One thing abundantly clear on DeSean Jackson/Pierre Garcon: #Redskins are struggling for a consensus in house on who they value higher.— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) February 7, 2017
Washington still has plenty of time to send offers to the two wideouts, but if these two players become free agents the Los Angeles Rams could end up picking between the two.
Jackson has proven to be a big playmaker. The issue is that often times playmakers acquired in free agency aren't playmakers after that contract is signed. The biggest worry in regards to Jackson is that he's known for his speed. With him now 30-years old, will he be able to outrun Father Time for a few more years? Or will it catch up to him quickly?
Garcon is an interesting player. He has two 1,000-yard seasons in his career, both with Washington (the first in 2013 and the second last year).
Either of these players could help the Rams’ offense. With new Head Coach Sean McVay bringing in a new offensive system, he could very well be interested in bringing in one of the receivers he recently coached.
So which one should the Rams bring over? In my opinion it’s DeSean Jackson.
The team needs a player that defenses have some respect for. Although Garcon would be the less expensive of the two, he does not give the Rams anything that the team didn't have in Kenny Britt other than knowing McVays’ offense.