In what's been an abysmal year for the Redskins offense, Terry McLaurin has been one of the few bright spots.
Through nine games of his rookie campaign, the third-round pick has 32 receptions for 497 yards and five touchdowns. At times, it's looked like he's been the only option on offense.
As it turns out, that has actually pretty much been the case.
Not surprising:— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) November 10, 2019
Christian McCaffrey has accounted for 59.1% of the Panthers offensive TD, most in the @NFL.
Terry McLaurin is second at 45.5%.
That's a pretty crazy statistic. "Scary Terry" trails only a legitimate MVP candidate in the number of points being produced by one player on offense. While incredibly impressive, the number has its positives and negatives.
On the bright side, the Redskins have found a stud receiver. The Ohio State product is tied for the rookie lead in receptions and touchdowns, and trails only D.K. Metcalf in yards. That type of production from a rookie pass-catcher, who hasn't had a consistent option at quarterback, means the sky is the limit for McLaurin.
Well, that's all great, but the stat also shows just how poor the Redskins offense has been in 2019, especially as of late. McLaurin accounts for 45.5 percent of the Redskins' scores, but he hasn't found the endzone since Week 6 and has a modest five scores. McCaffery is ahead of him in percentage, but he has 13 touchdowns on the year. If 45 percent of the offensive scoring through nine games is just five touchdowns, things aren't exactly going right.
So while it's great that the rookie is showing his worth, the number also demonstrates Washington's inability to put points on the scoreboard. That's become evident in recent contests, as the Redskins haven't scored a touchdown in three games.
McLaurin being a major part of the offense is great for Washington, a team that has desperately craved a dependable option at receiver. But for that stat to look a little better, the Redskins will need to be more consistent on offense.
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