Redskins running back Alfred Morris will likely hit the open market once free agency begins this coming Wednesday.
Though he understands his time in Washington could be nearing an end, the 6th-round draft pick out of Florida Atlantic wants to make sure everyone knows how much he's enjoyed his four years in burgundy and gold. He shared this heartfelt message to the team and its fans on Instagram Saturday.
Man the last 4 years have flown by. I've met a lot of great people, made a lot of great memories, and was given countless opportunities to live my dream and better myself and my family. With the unknown getting closer I just wanted to take a second and thank the entire @Redskins organization for an amazing four years. From Mr. Dan Snyder to Mrs. B.J Blanchard who works the front desk and always greets everyone with a smile. No matter what happens I will always be apart of #RedskinsNation and a special thanks to all the fans and their abundance of love, support, and loyalty y'all make this game what is #HTTR
A photo posted by Alfred Morris (@thoroughbred_fred) on Mar 5, 2016 at 5:21pm PST
Morris had a breakout rookie season for Washington, setting a franchise record for rushing yards in a season with 1,613. But he's been unable to replicate that producion in the three years since. In 2015, he finished with 751 yards, the lowest total in his career.
In the meantime, the Redskins have added competition to the backfield with Matt Jones, Chris Thompson, Pierre Thomas and Silas Redd.
Morris, known for his 1991 Mazda and big smile, quickly became a fan favorite in Washington. Judging by the comments on his Instagram post, Redskins faithful will wish him success wherever he lands.