There are two members of the starting offensive backfield headed for free agency in Washington this offseason.
Members of the Redskins organization have been unanimous that the team is going to do whatever it takes to bring quarterback Kirk Cousins back for a second year as a starter after taking the NFC East title in 2015. President Bruce Allen said again Wednesday that the team’s confident the situation will “work itself out” so that Cousins sticks around.
The same can’t be said of running back Alfred Morris’ return. Morris saw his workload cut down in 2015 and was less productive than he’d been during his first three seasons in the league. He averaged 3.7 yards per carry, scored once (after finding the end zone 28 times over his first three seasons) and Allen said there’s no great contract offer coming his way from the team.
“Free agency is going to be a great test for him,” Allen said to former Redskins tight end Chris Cooley on ESPN 980, via the Washington Post. “If he gets a great contract, we’re going to applaud him. If not, we’ll see what happens with us.”
With backs like Matt Forte, Doug Martin, Lamar Miller and Chris Ivory also headed for free agency and Morris coming off a down year, a great contract may be hard to come by with any team.