Taking a look at more offseason question areas for the Washington Redskins, today we consider the case of Fred Davis.
After Davis put up career numbers in a 12-game, suspension-shortened 2011 season, the second-round pick’s contract expired last year. Rather than allowing him to hit the free agent market, the Redskins used the franchise tag on him and paid him just less than $5.5 million for the 2012 season.
Davis entered last season with three goals: proving that he had matured and learned his lesson from the drug suspension; helping his team reverse its losing ways; and earning a big payday in the offseason that would follow.
Davis got off to a bit of a slow start before having a season’s-best outing against Cincinnati with seven catches for 90 yards.
But four games later, his season came to an end when he ruptured his left Achilles’ tendon.
The Redskins received decent production from Logan Paulsen with Davis out, but Paulsen doesn’t boast the same type of speed and explosiveness.