Pierre Garcon’s agent has confirmed that his client requested to be traded from the Redskins “early” in the 2016 season.
I actually don’t have a problem with this. I’ve read some reaction that reflects a little negatively on Garcon, but why? Don’t forget four games into the season he had a total of 174 yards and 0 touchdowns. In a contract year. I think if I were in his shoes a quarter of the way through the season, I’d start worrying about my prospects too. It’s tough to really maximize the number of big pay days you can get in the NFL, and it’s such a “what have you done for me lately” league that makes the stats accumulated in said contract years essential.
But, he didn’t get traded, and ended up putting together really a very nice season that will set him up extremely well for free agency. I doubt any ill-will is harbored from the Redskins and I’m sure this won’t affect talks when the sides meet to talk about a re-union.
This Tweet exchange on the other hand…
“Everyone thinks we’re a mess right now.”
“What should we do?”
“Let’s give the head coach a contract extension!” https://t.co/oYGfRLfY3D
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) 5 March 2017
— Pierre Garçon (@PierreGarcon) 6 March 2017