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Redskins TE Jordan Reed, Redskins Agree To A 5 Year, $50 Million Extension

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Redskins Tight End Jordan Reed has agreed to a five year, $50 Million extension today. He was heading into the 2016 season with one year remaining. This deal will make him one of the highest paid pass catchers in the NFL

This is a huge deal for Reed, who has endured injury after injury until he broke out this past season, finishing with 952 yards receiving. He is a game-changer in the passing game for the Redskins. NFL.com mentioned a great stat line that shows just how valuable Reed is to quarterback Kirk Cousins. He has yet to play a full 16 game season. Jordan played in 15 regular season games in 2015.

Cousins with Reed on the field: 421 pass plays, 7.7 pass yards per attempt, 24-4 TD-to-INT ratio, 111.9 passer rating.
Cousins without Reed on the field: 148 pass plays, 6.2 pass yards per attempt, 5-7 TD-to-INT ratio, 73.3 passer rating.

The pass-catching tight end not only set a franchise record for yards, he also caught the second-most TDs by a Redskins TE in one season (11). Reed tied for the most games with multiple receiving touchdowns this season (4). Only Doug Baldwin had a higher passer rating when targeted this season than Reed‘s 129.0.

The Redskins were 6-1 when Reed earned more than 65 receiving yards this season and 3-4 when the tight end went under that plateau.

Jordan draws a lot of attention in coverage, which has opened up the gates for the Redskins‘ malignant receiving corps. He now is staying put for at least another 2-3 years but the question remains will he be healthy enough to live out the end of his contract. He’s suffered multiple concussions over his career.