Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed is a promising young talent, but he has been unable to take the field since Week 11 after suffering a concussion. Reed was once again listed as doubtful heading in to this weekend’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, but head coach Mike Shanahan told the media on Thursday that Reed has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.
With the season out of reach, the Redskins plan on preserving Reed’s healthy — much like they will be doing with star quarterback Robert Griffin III for the final three weeks.
It is unfortunate for Kirk Cousins, who will be taking over as the team’s starting quarterback, because now he will need to find a way to move the ball without one of his top targets on the field.
Cousins is facing an uphill battle with a struggling team that has appeared to give up on the season, but if he is able to put together an impressive final three weeks then he could find himself becoming one of the hottest quarterbacks available on the 2014 market.