Commanders re-sign WR Cam Sims


With a new quarterback in town, the Washington Commanders are taking steps to solidify their receiving core. On Thursday, the team announced the re-signing of wide receiver Cam Sims.

The Sims deal is a one-year, $3 million contract with $2 million guaranteed, per multiple reports. The Commanders have not yet confirmed those details.

Re-signing the 26-year-old wideout was a no-brainer for Washington. Sims has been a reliable, if underutilized, target over the course of his four-year career, all of which he’s spent in Burgundy & Gold. He’s also been a valuable member of special teams units.

Sims is the team’s biggest wide receiver, standing 6-foot-5, 220 lbs, making him a nightmare matchup for most defensive backs. Though opposing defenses focus their attention on Terry McLaurin, Sims has provided nice depth for Washington.

Take, for example, one of the biggest plays of Washington’s 2021 season: Dallas in town, Commanders need to start a comeback in the second half. Taylor Heinicke scrambles and heaves a prayer to Sims in the end zone, who was being guarded by Trevon Diggs. Six points.

The 2020 campaign was the best season of Sims’ career, as the Crimson Tide alum caught 32 balls for 477 yards and one touchdown. Though his production dipped last year —15 receptions, 211 yards, two touchdowns—the presence of J.D. McKissic, Adam Humphries and others was detrimental to Sims’ targets.

Washington's acquisition of Carson Wentz was followed by a flurry of moves to the offense. Though Washington lost Ereck Flowers and Brandon Scherff from the offensive line, they were able to retain McKissic and now Sims, whose could see an uptick in production with Wentz under center


Last season with the Colts, Wentz threw for more attempts, passing yards, and touchdowns than Taylor Heinicke did with Washington. Wentz also threw for fewer interceptions and got sacked fewer times than Heinicke.

Re-signing Sims is Washington's latest move as its offense takes form under Wentz.