Jordan Reed has drawn interest from three teams as he looks to make his NFL return (Twitter link via Ian Rapoport of NFL.com). The identities of those clubs are not yet known, but it sounds like Reed could be on the cusp of landing his next deal.
Reed has a troubling history with head trauma and he has only played in 13 games over the past three seasons. Since the start of his collegiate career, he’s suffered at least seven concussions. His latest one sidelined him for the entire 2019 campaign.
However, when he’s been healthy and on the field, he’s performed as one of the league’s most dangerous tight ends. Between 2013 and 2018, Reed tallied 329 receptions for 3,371 yards and 24 touchdowns for Washington. Reed has been available since February, when he was released from the two seasons left on his five-year, $47MM contract.
In March, we heard that the Seahawks had some interest in signing him, but they now seem pretty well set at tight end with Greg Olsen, Will Dissly, Luke Willson, and Jacob Hollister on the depth chart. They’ll also have rookie Colby Parkinson, whenever he’s ready to return from his Jones fracture.
A reminder of exactly how good Reed has been over the years: He’s in the Redskins’ all-time top-10 for touchdowns and receptions, despite all of the missed games.
4 comments on “Three Teams Interested In Jordan Reed”
At this point, it seems extremely risky for him to be playing. Reed has suffered so many injuries-head injuries at that-in his career, including at Florida, and he’s not one of the NFL’s larger tight ends. He should be fully in charge of his own life and career choices, but it seems to me that Reed is pretty high risk health-wise as a player. Hope he stays healthy, whatever he decides.
It’s madness for Reed to keep playing. He should have enough money put away to be able to enjoy his life, while he still has full use of faculties. I expect the existing concussions will already slow him down in late middle-age and old age. Very dangerous for him to continue playing the game.
This is rough. Dude should just hang it up. Walking hospital bill.
Would be cool to see him on the Patriots and help coach their younger TE picks. The amount of concussions is concerning. If I were team, I couldn’t sign him for his own sake.