The Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed is one of the most exciting young players to watch in the NFL. In his 5 seasons as a Redskin, Reed has recorded 2,602 receiving yards on 248 catches with 20 touchdowns.
Jordan Reed has a high motor and plays with a sense of electricity that tends to ignite his teammates in games. Reed is a tight end with wide receiver hands, as well as route running and being a tremendous blocker.
In his short career, Reed has had a lot of ups and has had some downs as well. Last season he suffered his 5th concussion since he began playing college football. With his future in question, he made it clear he didn’t want to give up on his dream, saying he wasn’t going to let these concussions alter his career. Jordan Reed is an exceptional talent and one that doesn’t come often, Reed has become quarterback Kirk Cousin’s favorite target, and the two have become a lethal combination. In the past two seasons when Reed is on the field Cousins’ passer rating is 102.3 with 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. When Reed is off the field that passer rating drops down to 84.4. By those numbers, it’s clear that Kirk Cousins and Jordan Reed benefit from each other on the field.
Reed has had his share of injuries, playing in 12 games, but shown that he can fight back and recover; concussions and a shoulder injury slowed him down last season but still finished with 686 receiving yards and six touchdowns.
Jordan Reed played tight end as well as quarterback at the University of Florida. The 6’2″ 243 pounder was a standout quarterback but says he always envisioned himself being a tight end. And a lot of schools recruited him to play tight end. He had a great college career with 11 touchdowns from scrimmage, as well as helping the Florida Gators win the 2011 Outback Bowl. Jordan Reed’s brother David Reed also played in the NFL, with the Baltimore Ravens. Reed says his brother, who is three years older than him, was like a father to him growing up in a dangerous part of New Britain, Connecticut.
Still the Center of the Offense
Washington lost its two best wide receivers from last season so even with the addition of Terrelle Pryor, and Josh Doctson coming back, you can expect to see this offense revolve around Jordan Reed and his explosiveness. Jordan Reed is exactly what any offense would want to have on their side. Head coach Jay Gruden recently said that “His ability as a receiver makes him a matchup nightmare. He’s too quick for linebackers and safeties, too big for most corners.” This is correct with Reed being 243 pounds and runs a 4.7 40-yard dash.
An Easy Player to Like
Jordan Reed is one of the best players on this Washington Redskin team, and in the NFL. If you’re a Redskins fan, this should be your favorite players to watch. Not because he is one of the biggest, fastest, and most skilled tight ends in the league, but because of his will to win and his love for the city. Reed said last season when he signed a five-year contract, his goal was to be a Redskin for life and this is a player a fan would want for as long as possible.