Jordan Reed gets large contract extension from Washington Redskins


Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed will be with the team for a long time after signing a long term extension for $50 million.

In the 2015 NFL season, Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed had what anyone would call a breakout year as he became a favorite target of quarterback Kirk Cousins as the team won the NFC East and went back to the playoffs. Now Reed is enjoying the benefits of having a Pro Bowl-caliber year and is being rewarded by the team. The Redskins are making sure their tight end position is filled for the long term by reportedly inking Reed to a big money deal to keep him with the franchise in the second-biggest deal ever for a tight end:

A third-round draft pick in 2013 after playing his college ball for the Florida Gators, Reed played in just 20 games and had 964 yards and three touchdowns in his first two seasons with the Redskins. In 2015, Reed played in 14 games and had 952 yards and 11 touchdowns while becoming a popular target for Cousins in his first year as the starting quarterback.

His spotlight game came in Week 15, when he had two touchdown catches in Washington’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles that clinched the NFC East title. In the Redskins’ wild card loss to the Green Bay Packers, Reed had nine catches for 120 yards and a touchdown.

Reed started his college career as a quarterback before being moved to the tight end position by former Florida head coach Will Muschamp. He was entering the final year of his rookie deal, scheduled to make just over $1.8 million for the 2016 season.

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