Jordan Reed’s career in jeopardy for Redskins
Jordan Reed of the Washington Redskins, who has yet to play this season due to a concussion he suffered in the preseason, is now contemplating retirement. This wouldn’t be a surprise — more and more players over the years have hung up their cleats due to their history with injuries and especially concussions, most recently seen with star tight end Rob Gronkowski.
After his breakout 2015 season that earned him a Pro Bowl nod, Reed has struggled to stay on the field since then, playing a total of 31 games since that 2015 season. Reed’s talent is not in question; he has the size and speed to dominate the tight end position and add a big passing threat to the Redskins’ offense.
In his absence the seemingly ageless Vernon Davis has played admirably for the Redskins, but one can only ask how long he will stay on the field.
With the retirement of Andrew Luck due to his own history of injuries, one could see this being a trend — players seem to want to protect their bodies and minds first and foremost.
If we do in fact see Jordan Reed on the field this season, he will be monitored closely without a doubt. The tight end position requires durability and bringing Reed back too early would only hurt the Redskins and himself. With his career now in jeopardy, and the league taking concussions more seriously now than ever, one can only hope that Reed makes the right decision for his future.