Last year, Jordan Reed set a Washington Redskins record with 952 receiving yards, by a tight end, and for that, he’s getting paid in 2016. The Redskins announced that they’ve signed the tight end to a healthy contract extension worth $50 million for five years. The Redskins offense is noticeably different when the game-changing tight end is healthy and is a favorite red zone target of quarterback Kirk Cousins. When Jordan Reed is healthy and on the field, Kirk cousins has a 24-4 TD to INT ratio and a passer rating of 111.9. When he is off the field, those numbers significantly drop. Not only did Reed set the a franchise record for receiving yards he also took 2nd place in the Redskins’ record book for the most TDs caught by a tight end.
Jordan Reed’s deal will make him one of the highest-paid pass-catchers in the NFL and his importance to the offense is so evident, the Redskins wanted to make sure he did not go anywhere for a long time.