The Redskins top pass catcher in 2015 agreed to a multi-year contract extension that could keep him in burgundy and gold through the 2021 season
Jordan Reed signed a five-year contract extension Thursday that will start with the 2017 season. It’s worth up to about $50 million, including $22 million in guaranteed money.
“It means a lot that the Redskins invested that kind of money into me and think that highly of me as a player and as a person. That means a lot to me,” Reed said during a conference call. “I’m going to show them that they made a good investment, and I’m going to prove them right.”
Reed emerged as one of the NFL’s elite tight ends last season, finishing with 87 catches for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns – team-highs in each category, the first player at his position to lead the Redskins in all three in nearly 40 years.
He was particularly dominant down the stretch as Washington made a push for an NFC East title, compiling 38 catches for 498 yards and six TDs over the club’s final five games, including the wild-card round loss to the Green Bay Packers.
“I feel like (offensive coordinator) Sean McVay was calling some great plays at the right time for us and things like that, and I was able to capitalize on it,” Reed said. “And I felt like my body was starting to peak around the end of the season. I was feeling real fresh and explosive.”
(the Associated Press contributed to this post)