By Jerry Hammersly
As a downfield target who’s at his best on jump balls and contested catches, the Redskins’ Josh Doctson has long been somewhat of a strange fit for an offense led by typically risk-averse quarterbacks in Kirk Cousins and Alex Smith.
With a new signal-caller, maybe he can surpass his 2018 totals of 44 receptions and 532 receiving yards, but Doctson has already acknowledged he believes he’ll be hitting free agency next year after Washington declined to pick up his fifth-year option.
Making this sting all the more for the Redskins: Michael Thomas, whom the team bypassed with the No. 22 selection in 2016 that it instead used on Doctson, has become an all-pro receiver despite having to wait until the second round for the Saints to scoop him up.