Quarterback Kirk Cousins’ impending free agency has drawn the most attention in Washington heading into the offseason, but he’s not the only member of the backfield with an expiring contract.
Running back Alfred Morris is also on his way to the open market, although he doesn’t sound particularly eager to make a jump to another team. Morris said Monday that he’d like to remain with the Redskins after spending the first four seasons of his career with the team.
“When I first came into the league, no matter what team I went to, I just wanted to do my whole career with the same team,” Morris said, via ESPN.com. “That’s still my goal. I would love to return, but a lot goes into that. I haven’t thought about that. You all keep bringing it up, but we’ll see what happens.”
Any desire to spend one’s career with one team has to be matched by a team’s desire to hold onto a player for the duration and the past season didn’t offer too many signs that the Redskins were married to Morris as their tailback. He started every game, but saw his lightest workload and turned in the worst numbers of his career. Rookie Matt Jones ate into his playing time while Chris Thompson and Pierre Thomas, who signed with the team late in the year, also had regular roles. Given their willingness to look in other directions, it wouldn’t be a big surprise if Morris is playing somewhere else come the fall.