With the large buzz surrounding the acquisition of wide receiver DeSean Jackson, many around the League have forgotten about the incumbent number one wide out Pierre Garcon. Garcon had a breakout 2013 season setting the franchise record for my pass receptions in a single season. After an injury riddled first season with the Redskins, Garcon was able to complete a full season and his numbers reflected the result.
The major question swirling around Garcon is how he and the aforementioned Jackson will mesh as a unit? Both players sport large egos and must be content with only being targeted a limited among of times. This issue may be more pertinent to Jackson then Garcon, who was second fiddle to future Hall of Famer Reggie Wayne during his tenure with the Indianapolis Colts. Garcon will understand his role and the two should be able to properly compliment the others’ skill set.
In 2014, Garcon will go as quarterback Robert Griffin III will go. If RG3 is able to return to his previous form, Garcon may be looking at even larger numbers than the 113 catch season in 2013. More importantly, Garcon won’t be relied upon to make the spectacular catches we’ve become so accustomed to seeing him make and he will be able to focus on earning more yards after the catch and scoring touchdowns for Washington.