With the imminent departure of DeSean Jackson, the Washington Redskins are looking to add a speedy deep threat to their wide receiving corp. According to the Washington Post, the ‘Skins are looking at Marquise Goodwin to fill that void.
The Bills drafted Goodwin in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He’s always been an intriguing piece, with his Olympic speed, but has had trouble staying on the field. In his four years in Buffalo he’s played in just over 60% of the games. His best season was last season where he appeared in 15 games, made 9 starts, and caught 29 balls for 431 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Goodwin was still on his rookie contract and counted $859,719 against the cap for the Bills last year. In free agency he’ll likely get a pay raise, but nothing substantial. A decent comparison is Keshawn Martin. In 2015 he recorded 24 receptions, for 269 yards, and 2 TDs while always pitching in at kick and punt returner. That production garnered him a 2-year, $3 million deal from the New England Patriots. I would not expect much more than that for Goodwin.
While he was an exciting players and a fun story, the Bills are likely moving on from Goodwin, and I think most Bills fans will not be sad to see him go.
Update: Take this as you will.
Let that money talk— Marquise Goodwin (@flashg88dwin) March 8, 2017
Let that money talk...