The Redskins' front office has signed wide receiver Brian Quick as the team begins rebuilding their depleted receiver corps.
The Washington Redskins have agreed to terms with former-Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brian Quick. Quick joins former-Cleveland Browns receiver Terrelle Pryor as the latest addition to a Redskins receiving corps crippled by this year's free agency.Wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon both left the Redskins this spring during free agency. Jackson signed on with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is expected to make $35 million with $20 million guaranteed over three years. Garcon signed with the San Francisco 49ers in a front-loaded deal that will bring the 30-year-old wide receiver $23 million in the first two years, not including a $12 million signing bonus. Jackson and Garcon both hauled in more than a thousand yards each last season. By comparison, Brian Quick ended his 2016 season with the Los Angeles Rams with only 564 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Pryor, however, had a breakout season last year in Cleveland, posting 1,007 receiving yards and scoring four touchdowns. While these two definitely help fill the vacancies, the Redskins' front office is either going to need to go shopping or score big during the draft to rebuild their offense. On top of that, the Redskins still need to make a final decision at the quarterback position. One of the reasons that DeSean Jackson cited for leaving Washington to go play for Tampa Bay was that he wanted a young quarterback with "a lot of upside." Although, Jackson has since clarified that he believes Washington QB Kirk Cousins "has what it takes." The Redskins' front office, however, is not as convinced. The team is considering trading Cousins, but reports indicate that they will only entertain trade offers prior to the draft. This year, Washington will pick 17th during the draft. If they want to draft a top quarterback, they're going to need to trade-up for it. North Carolina's Mitchell Trubisky and Clemson's Deshaun Watson are widely considered to be the best quarterback's in this year's draft. One potential benefit of losing both Garcon and Jackson is that it leaves Washington with ample cap-space to rebuild. With Cousins reportedly asking for a contract in the $20 million range, the team will have a lot of spending power if they choose to go in a different direction at quarterback. They could draft at quarterback and spend at the wide receiver position, or vice-versa. But with the 2017 NFL Draft now one month away, these are all decisions that need to be made sooner rather than later.