Pierre Garçon asked Washington to trade him last year

AP

There’s probably a reason Pierre Garçon hasn’t heard anything from Washington.

Maybe it was because the pending free agent tried to get out of there last season.

Chad Dukes said yesterday on 106.7  The Fan that Garçon had asked for a trade midseason, which the team declined.

Of course, as bombshells go, it’s not exactly former Washington tight end Chris Cooley going on Washington owner Dan Snyder’s radio station and saying that Washington General Manager Scot McCloughan was drinking again.

This one is just player news, and not a repugnant character smear.

But it’s obvious Garçon’s headed to the market in a few hours, with the Rams and 49ers among the usual suspects considering the coaching ties he has with Sean McVay and Kyle Shanahan, and the fact both teams need receivers. He had 79 catches for 1,041 yards last year, so he clearly still has plenty to offer at age 30.

14 responses to “Pierre Garçon asked Washington to trade him last year

  1. To be fair to Cooley, he didn’t say Scot McLoughan WAS drinking. He speculated that he could be, and he prefaced it by saying he doesn’t know. It’s still an irresponsible thing to do, but it’s not the same as saying “He IS drinking again.”

  2. Under Kirk Cousins, WRs like Garcon and Jackson are limited and made average because Kirk can’t push the football down the field consistently.

  3. “He asked congress? Oh, you mean the Redskins.”

    I don’t really care, but wedging in the word Redskins all the time is probably the best way to generate enough backlash to force a name change. Sometimes being quiet is the best strategy. But it is kind of fun to watch the fans undercut themselves.

  4. As a lifelong Skins fan, I’ve really enjoyed rooting Pierre Garcon – a talented, tough competitor who wants to win and balls out every single time. I wish him only the best.

    Pierre knows a sinking ship when he sees one. And I don’t blame him for not wanting to waste the remainder of his career with Lil Danny Snyder, Bruce “Harvest Feast” Allen and the worst gameday coach in the NFL.

  5. If Peter Waiter ends up with another team, I would love to hear if this is true (I doubt it).

    I hope we keep him, but of course only if he feels satisfied and valued. He’s a true baller like few others.

  6. Skins need to re-sign him. He’s a football player. And I mean that as a high compliment.

  7. Not sure what Chris Cooley has to do with this(?!?!) but I’d love for the ‘Skins to re-sign him – he’s been great for the team.

    I’d be a lot more interested in why he wanted a trade considering the passing offense was pretty successful – personal clashes with somone? His numbers are going to tank dramatically if he joins LA or SF considering he had almost as many receiving yards as the entire 49ers WR corps last year.

  8. I have no problem with letting DJax leave but Garcon is a good character guy who adds a lot of toughness to the offense. He was clearly frustrated last year at times but the Redskins are better with him than without.

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