A month ago when the Redskins announced the signing of former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Andre Roberts, all signs pointed to a breakout role for the 26-year-old out of The Citadel. Washington gave the fifth-year pro a four year, $16 million contract to give the team a complement to record setting receiver Pierre Garçon.
In the time since, the Eagles cut Pro Bowl wideout DeSean Jackson, and Jackson landed with the Redskins. Few could have expected Jackson to become available, particularly Roberts when he signed his deal with Washington.
But now that the Redskins have added both players, Roberts needs to reassess his role. Because of his speed and ability to get open, Jackson assumes a 1A role to Garçon's No. 1, and Roberts becomes a de facto No. 3 receiver. Roberts spoke to ESPN980:
Going into my situation, I wanted to be the No. 2 receiver. But I still don’t how it’s going to work out. Obviously, when you look at how much money is being made each guy, you’d think that’s going to be [the] No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3.
How should Roberts approach the situation? He came to Washington for the opportunity to be more of a featured player in the offense. Will that change with Jackson now on the Skins?
Let us know what you think in the comments.
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