Washington Redskins: Offensive Player Spotlight – Jamison Crowder
Throughout the season, you watch several players. If you are a fan of the Washington Redskins, you may also have your favorite player to watch. On the offensive side, they have several to keep an eye on too. One player that I am going to put some focus on this year is WR Jamison Crowder. In this piece, we spotlight Crowder.
Back in 2015, the Washington Redskins took a little-known receiver out of Duke. Many said he was undersized from the NFL game. However, you are not going to get Jamison Crowder to believe any of this. In his first two seasons as an NFL receiver, he has done nothing short of produce.
Since the day he stepped foot on the grounds of Redskins Park, Crowder has done nothing but impress. The speedy and shifty WR competed for a starting spot immediately. He can play both receiver positions. With his size, however, he is better in the slot. The Washington Redskins were lacking, at the time, in this area. Not anymore.
In his first two seasons with the Redskins, Crowder has become a reliable set of hands for QB Kirk Cousins. He began making a name for himself on October 11, 2015, against the Atlanta Falcons. This would be the first time he started a game and from there on, he would not look back. Jamison Crowder would end up setting a rookie team record with 59 receptions in his rookie season. A record previously held by the great Art Monk. Crowder would finish his rookie season with 59 receptions for 604 yards and two TDs.
Season 2 was even better. Crowder would continue where he left off in 2015. The quiet assassin of the Washington Redskins become a problem for opposing defenses. He would catch eight more passes than he did in 2015 for 243 more yards. He would finish 2016 with 67 catches for 847 yards and seven TDs.
Jamison Crowder not only helps the team on offense. He is an outstanding punt returner too. That is something the Washington Redskins have not had since Brian Mitchell. Crowder returned his first punt for a TD in 2016. This came against the Baltimore Ravens. It was the first punt return by a Redskin since 2008.
Jamison Crowder is a complete player. He makes the offense of the Washington Redskins very difficult. He can play the slot and beat you with speed outside. He is going to be a prime target in year three. Keep your eye on this kid.