By Harvey Hoffman
ESPN’s John Keim said it’s “clear” the WFT “will be more aggressive looking for bigger plays down the field” in 2021.
Bringing in veteran gunslinger Ryan Fitzpatrick is all the evidence you need.
During Miami’s 2019 season, Fitzpatrick completed 19-of-52 passes that traveled 20 or more yards. In 2020, he completed 11-of-17 such throws in seven starts.
Washington’s QBs last year had 55 total deep shots, which would have ranked 18th. Dwayne Haskins and Alex Smith were wretched on their downfield attempts, completing 12 off 44 passes of more than 20 yards. The addition of speedster Curtis Samuel and big-bodied downfield threat Dyami Brown should help remake Washington’s offense in 2021.
Fitzpatrick gives Terry McLaurin a fantasy ceiling he sorely lacked in 2020.