Richard Sherman says Terry McLaurin would be special if he had help at receiver

Washington Football Team v Detroit Lions
Getty Images

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman has a rather high opinion of Washington wide receiver Terry McLaurin.

McLaurin, who has racked up 145 catches, 2,037 yards and 11 touchdowns in his two seasons in D.C., has flashed star potential despite having numerous quarterbacks throwing him passes.

In an interview on Chris Collinsworth’s podcast alongside Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley, Sherman said McLaurin would be even better than he’s shown so far if he had a little bit of help.

If he had anybody else beside him and they couldn’t just double him and cloud him all the time, he’d be special,” Sherman said, via Zach Brook of 106.7 The Fan. “But that’s the hard thing — they can’t find anybody else. They’ve got a bunch of guys who kind of flash, but he plays hard.”

McLaurin had 1,118 yards this season on 87 catches for Washington. The next best receiving option for the team was Cam Sims, who had 477 yards on 32 catches. Sims was fourth on the team in receiving behind tight end Logan Thomas and running back J.D. McKissic. McLaurin’s rookie season was much of the same with him having nearly 600 yards more than the next best option in Kelvin Harmon.

McLaurin has managed to produce at that level despite three different starting quarterbacks in 2019 and four different starts this past season. Case Keenum, Dwayne Haskins and Colt McCoy all started games in 2019 with Haskins, Alex Smith, Kyle Allen and Taylor Heinicke all getting starts this year. Despite that revolving door, McLaurin keeps catching passes.

“He’s really good and he plays hard all the time,” Sherman said.

12 responses to “Richard Sherman says Terry McLaurin would be special if he had help at receiver

  1. isnt it funny that if someone from another team commented on sherman he would rip them apart

  2. McLaurin has been great, as the article says a whole range of QB’s and no decent WR opposite him. Keeps performing

    That’s why Tim Brown is such a great WR, from 1993-2000 he had no one decent opposite him (James Jett) and was constantly double teamed, a whole host of QB’s also. At the end of his career he finally had a great QB (Gannon who fit the system perfectly) and late on Jerry Rice.

    Impressive as hell how he played previously

  3. Would love to see “toast” Sherman play in Washington this season, so would all the other receivers in the NFC East.

  4. hope his talents don’t go wasted. the TE Logan Thomas might be something, just get a reliable RB and WR 2 and we’ll be one of the most balanced teams in football. We’re putting it together even with Snyder as the owner.

  5. httwft says:
    February 23, 2021 at 8:54 am
    hope his talents don’t go wasted. the TE Logan Thomas might be something, just get a reliable RB and WR 2 and we’ll be one of the most balanced teams in football. We’re putting it together even with Snyder as the owner.
    ————————————

    No QB? Thats the #1 issue in Wash and I hope they really go find someone that dependable for this season and draft for a chance at stud rookie. Antonio Gibson seems to be a solid starter. Def was locked in last year. But get another talent at WR and start throwing darts at QB.

  6. prophessor4 says:
    February 23, 2021 at 5:35 am
    isnt it funny that if someone from another team commented on sherman he would rip them apart

    _____

    Exactly. Sherman would say “keep my name outta your mouth” or some stupid stuff like that. I’ve said several times and I’ll continue to say it. For how intelligent he is, he really is a dumbass.

  7. Plus I like how Rivera thinks. They have rookie Antonio Gandy-Golden, Steve Sims and other young WRs on the roster. Not all WRs become stars in their 1st or even 2nd year.

    Rivera is patient. It’s not make or break to draft or sign a free agent lights-out WR to make that position better.

  8. I wonder why noone is talking about Jameis Winston as a viable stop gap candidate that still may be franchise quality with coaching. He has a strong arm.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.