The Redskins have had some good pass catchers over the last decade or so, guys like Santana Moss and Chris Cooley. But they haven't had a group that's capable of making much of a splash.
Until this year.
Two years ago, the team signed Pierre Garçon as a free agent. Last year they added Jordan Reed in the third round of the draft. This spring they added Andre Roberts and then jumped on DeSean Jackson after the Eagles cut him.
The result is a group that defensive coordinators will sleep on at their own risk. In fact, Bucky Brooks of NFL.com says the Redskins' receiving corps is the best in the NFL.
Brooks says that Garçon "is a 'catch-and-run' playmaker with exceptional running skills". Jackson "has the burst and acceleration to blow past defenders on vertical routes; opposing defensive coordinators are forced to account for him on every play". And Roberts and Jordan "are dangerous options between the hashes".
Are the Redskins' receivers really the best in the game? Are they better than the Bears combo of Alshon Jeffrey, Brandon Marshall, and Martellus Bennett? How about the Broncos group of Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, Wes Welker and Emmanuel Sanders?
Remove your fan hat for a minute and give it a fair evaluation. Is the Redskins' receiver group the best in the business?