The chances that running back Alfred Morris will be moving on as a free agent have looked pretty good since Redskins president Bruce Allen said that the team would “see what happens” in the event Morris doesn’t get a great contract offer from another team.
Morris hadn’t shared his thoughts before late last week when he said, via ESPN.com, that he didn’t know how things would play out for him in free agency and described himself as “excited, but at the same time, I’m kind of like wary” about what lies ahead. He also said there were no hard feelings for the Redskins regardless of how things play out, something he repeated in an Instagram post that also addressed the team’s fans.
“Man the last 4 years have flown by. I’ve met a lot of great people, made a lot of great memories, and was given countless opportunities to live my dream and better myself and my family,” Morris wrote. “With the unknown getting closer I just wanted to take a second and thank the entire Redskins organization for an amazing four years. From Mr. Dan Snyder to Mrs. B.J Blanchard who works the front desk and always greets everyone with a smile. No matter what happens I will always be apart of #RedskinsNation and a special thanks to all the fans and their abundance of love, support, and loyalty y’all make this game what [it] is.”
Morris has led the team in rushing in all four of his NFL seasons, but saw his lowest production and usage during the 2015 season. Coach Jay Gruden has said the team drafted Matt Jones last year with the intent of making him a feature back, which may have been the first step of a farewell tour that will end in the near future for Morris in Washington.