Redskins sign TE Jordan Reed to five-year, $50M contract extension

May 5, 2016

Tight end Jordan Reed had a breakout season in 2015, and the Washington Redskins have rewarded him with a five-year contract extension worth $50 million.

Reed caught 87 passes for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns in his third NFL season, more than doubling his yardage from the season before. He became a go-to option for quarterback Kirk Cousins -- another player who had a breakout season -- and ranked second among NFL tight ends in receptions and touchdowns.

The team’s primary focus this offseason has been working out an extension with Cousins, who is on a franchise tag for 2016, but GM Scot McCloughan signaled to reporters at the Senior Bowl that locking up Reed was also a priority.

“I’m not going to talk contract stuff with the media, but I want him around,” McCloughan said. “He’s a good football player. You know what – he’s a competitive guy, and he changes games for us.”