Washington needed a tight end for the 2020 season and wasted no time after the draft trying to sign former LSU star Thaddeus Moss.
Ends up the quick action from the Redskins front office landed their guy because serious competition called quickly after.
Thaddeus Moss says the Bengals and Patriots were also interested in signing him after the draft. He chose the Redskins because they called first.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) May 13, 2020
Other factors could have influenced Moss’ decision, including guaranteed money or a signing bonus, but coming to Washington also presents the fastest track to a roster spot and playing time.
The Redskins current tight end crop is uninspiring, and while Moss needs to recover from a foot injury, he could emerge from the incumbent group that includes Logan Thomas, Richard Rodgers, Jeremy Sprinkle and Hale Hentges. That group combined for less than 50 catches last season across three different teams.
There’s more to Moss though than catching passes.
He prides himself on physical play and run blocking and said he wants to show that to the Redskins coaches as soon as possible.
Of course, Moss also has to live in the shadow of being Hall of Fame receiver Randy Moss’ son. Thaddeus seemed totally at ease with questions about his dad but said repeatedly that he wants to make his own name in the NFL.
Considering the success Randy Moss had with the Patriots, it shows that Thaddeus Moss wants to go his own way when he chose Washington over New England. He also had the chance to play with his former college QB Joe Burrow in Cincinnati and bypassed that opportunity to play in Washington, too.
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