With his most recent concussion formally sending him to IR, will Washington Redskins tight finish Jordan Reed take into consideration retirement?
Washington Redskins tight finish Jordan Reed has but to play this season due to a concussion suffered in the team’s third preseason game. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Reed has been placed on IR.
The oft-injured Reed has under no circumstances played a lot more than 14 games in an NFL season considering the fact that coming into the league as a third-round choose by Washington in 2013. He could theoretically return in Week 14, but as Washington’s season heads toward a prime choose in the 2020 NFL Draft it is a pretty protected bet he’s accomplished for 2019 devoid of playing a game.
It is believed this most current concussion is the seventh documented of Reed’s profession dating back to his college days at Florida. A report from Schefter in September pointed to concern his profession is more than primarily based on that lengthy history, but considering the fact that-fired head coach Jay Gruden remained optimistic Reed would play this season.
Reed has two years left on a 5-year deal he signed following the 2016 season, with base salaries of $eight.25 and $eight.75 million respectively. If the Redskins reduce him following this season, according to Schefter, they would save $eight.five million in cap space for 2020.
At 29 years old and obtaining suffered a litany of concussions, Reed has to take into consideration his extended-term well being above almost everything. According to Spotrac, he’ll have created a total of $64.841 million (salary and bonuses) in his profession by means of the finish of this season. So the $17 million in base salary he’d be leaving behind more than the subsequent two seasons by retiring shouldn’t be anything he’ll miss in the larger image.
Amongst Reed’s concussions, with the accumulation of previously brain injuries certainly a aspect, this one particular seems to be the most extreme. The group can reduce him and advantage when this season is more than, and they certainly will if his well being is a query.
But hopefully Reed tends to make the greatest selection he can for his life and well being, if only to maintain the selection in his hands and not on the whims of a dysfunctional Washington organization.