Says Pro Football Focus:
Few wide receivers have been dealt a tougher hand than Terry McLaurin during his first two seasons in the league, but that could all change thanks to the free-agency acquisition of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
The veteran signal-caller agreed to terms with the Washington Football Team on a one-year deal worth $10 million, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Monday. He will enter training camp as the presumptive Week 1 starter, with competition from Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen.
McLaurin hasn’t had anything approaching plus quarterback play during his time in D.C.
So far, the budding star has dealt with a combination of Case Keenum, Dwayne Haskins and Alex Smith under center (save for cameos from Colt McCoy, Allen and Heinicke).
Over McLaurin’s career, that group has combined for an overall PFF grade of 62.4, 29th in the league. They are even lower in terms of expected points added (EPA) per play (30th), and the group is actually being dragged up by the performances from Smith and Heinicke late last season.
Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. Past Washington Football Team QBs: PFF grade and rank since 2019 (among QBs with 250 or more dropbacks)
|Ryan Fitzpatrick||76.0||18th of 44|
|Alex Smith||66.9||29th of 44|
|Dwayne Haskins||56.6||41st of 44|
|Kyle Allen||53.4||43rd of 44|
|Case Keenum||54.9||42nd of 44|