In three seasons with Washington, outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan has started every game, and he’s played about 98 percent of the club’s regular season snaps, according to Pro Football Focus data.
Not surprisingly, the Redskins picked up his 2015 option this offseason, keeping him under contract for the next two years. And as Kerrigan told the Muncie (Ind.) Star Press, he would be open to staying with Washington beyond that.
“I’ve worked hard these past few years to be the best I can for the team and for the organization. I’m going to be a part of it for at least an additional year and hopefully after that, even longer,” Kerrigan said, according to the Star Press.
Washington’s first-round pick in 2011, Kerrigan has recorded 183 tackles and 24.5 sacks. He does not turn 26 until August. In short, he’s put together a nice resume to begin his career.
But Kerrigan would like to pick up his play, as he told the Star Press.
“I’m tired of being consistent. I want to be consistently really, really good,” Kerrigan said. “I don’t want to be just consistently average anymore. I want to be consistently good.”
Kerrigan has notched between 7.5 and 8.5 sacks in all three NFL seasons. An uptick in production in 2014 would set him up well going into a contract year, but he seems well-positioned regardless. He’s a good starter at an important position, and he can get after the quarterback.