Kelvin Harmon suffers torn ACL during training session
The Washington Redskins might not have the best wide receiver corps in the NFL. However, they certainly have one of the youngest and most exciting.
And a big part of that is Kelvin Harmon. The 2019 sixth-round draft pick had a strong rookie season. In 2019, he racked up 30 receptions for 365 yards.
That’s pretty good for someone who did not have a defined role for a while. Oh, and the team had a revolving door at quarterback for a long time during the season. That definitely makes things harder on the receivers.
Harmon was poised for a big 2020. However, that’s not going to happen now. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network took to Twitter to announce that the wide receiver tore his ACL and will miss the entire season.
#Redskins WR Kelvin Harmon tore his ACL while training prior to camp, sources say. The promising former sixth rounder, who had 30 catches for 365 yards last season as a rookie, now has eyes on 2021.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 14, 2020
The Redskins’ wide receiver himself even tweeted out, confirming the report and ensuring that he will be “back better than ever.”
Surgery went well last week, I’ll be back better than ever
— Kelvin Harmon (@_HarmonK) July 14, 2020
This is certainly a big blow for Washington. Harmon is a sure-handed receiver. He was set to play a major part in their offense and has potential as both a possession man and a deep threat.
The good news for Washington is they still have a lot of youth. Terry McLaurin and Steven Sims Jr. return as the other two sophomore wide receivers. Meanwhile, Antonio Gandy-Golden is the rookie with big expectations in 2020.
Hopefully, Harmon can recover well and get back on the field in 2021. As Rapoport stated, this happened as he was training prior to camp. So clearly, Harmon was excited to get back into the game.
There is still a seriously bright future ahead for the young wide receiver. Washington will look forward to getting him back in 2021.