The Washington Commanders have had a relatively quiet offseason.
Their most significant transaction was the trade for Carson Wentz in exchange for a second-round pick in this year’s draft and two third-rounders to the Indianapolis Colts.
The Commanders have stayed put, confident that they can win the NFC East with their roster.
But there are positive figures on their team, like wide receiver Terry McLaurin.
Last season, the former Ohio State standout finished with 77 receptions for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns.
He has the right to hold out with those numbers until he gets a more lucrative contract.
However, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that McLaurin would be present during the Commanders’ offseason workout program.
As a team leader, Terry McLaurin still will be reporting to the team’s off-season program that opens today while his contract situation remains unresolved, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 18, 2022
Schefter tweeted, “As a team leader, Terry McLaurin still will be reporting to the team’s off-season program that opens today while his contract situation remains unresolved, per source.”
Before that statement, he mentioned, “Second-round picks that include WRs Deebo Samuel, A.J. Brown, and Terry McLaurin are not expected to participate in their teams’ on-field off-season programs because they want new contracts at a time this off-season when WR deals have exploded, per league sources.”
Scary Terry Will Work To Bounce Back
While his 2021 numbers are impressive, it’s still a step back, considering he had 87 receptions and 1,118 yards in 2020.
He played only 15 games that year compared to 17 in 2021.
McLaurin will look to build chemistry with Wentz to help Washington’s cause.
He could be the key to changing the negative narrative about the former Colts and Philadelphia Eagles play-caller.
Amari Cooper‘s departure from the Dallas Cowboys allows Washington to elevate their offense in hopes of winning the NFC East.