The Redskins probably won’t send a wide receiver or tight end to the Pro Bowl. Usually that requires a receiver to get well over 1,000 yards receiving or a tight end to get 900 or so.
It doesn’t look like anyone on the Redskins is going to surpass those unofficial benchmarks. With 804 receiving yards with three games left Jamison Crowder has a shot at 1,000 but if he does go over it will be just barely. Since he has missed three games and didn’t play much against the Eagles, tight end Jordan Reed has only 640 yards this year and he would be doing well to reach 800.
Despite not having one go-to threat, Kirk Cousins is third in the NFL in passing yards. He is spreading the ball around better than just about any quarterback to put on a Redskins uniform.
The Redskins already have four pass catchers with over 500 yards in Crowder, Reed, Pierre Garçon (773), and DeSean Jackson (746). Tight end Vernon Davis is just one short reception away from 500 yards at 498.
Only once in team history have the Redskins had five players go over 500 receiving yards with none going over 1,000 yards. That was in 2000 with RB Larry Centers, WR’s James Thrash, Albert Connell, and Irving Fryar, and TE Stephen Alexander.
The quarterback duties that year were split between Brad Johnson and Jeff George so one QB doesn’t get the “credit” for sharing the targets.
The Redskins have had four receivers go over 500 with none going over 1,000 twice in recent years. Last year the same group as this year did it minus Davis. In 2012 it was Garçon, Leonard Hankerson, Josh Morgan, and Santana Moss.
What did the 2012 and 2015 seasons have in common? The Redskins made the playoffs both years. Perhaps sharing the wealth will help do the trick again this time around.