Previous Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel is marking a three-year, $34.5 million arrangement with the Washington Football Team, a source disclosed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Wednesday.
A second-round draft pick by the Panthers from Ohio State in 2017, Samuel at last met assumptions this previous season under offensive coordinator Joe Brady, who exploited the speedster’s capacity to play wideout and running back as he did in college.
Samuel had a vocation best 77 gets for 851 yards and 41 scrambles for 200 yards as Brady utilized the 24-year-old the manner in which he intended to utilize running back Christian McCaffrey, who missed 13 games with wounds.
Samuel’s most impressive stat this past season was a trick rate (79.4%) that drove all NFL beneficiaries and was well in front of his 56.3% rate over the past three seasons. He additionally got one of the alliance chiefs on third-down gets for first downs.
Washington wanted to add speed at wide receiver and achieved that mission with Samuel, who ran the 40-yard run in 4.31 seconds at the 2017 exploring join. Individual beginning wideout Terry McLaurin ran a 4.35 two years after the fact. Washington needed profundity and a reliable getting accomplice for McLaurin and needed to restrict the consideration protections paid to him.
Samuel’s deal reunites him with McLaurin in the NFL after the two played together at Ohio State, where they were individuals from the 2014 recruiting class.
In a tweet on Wednesday, McLaurin expressed his excitement over Samuel going along with him in Washington, stating, “We really talked about this in the dorms freshman year.”
Washington tried to trade for Samuel last season, a journey that began in the mid year and went on until the exchange cutoff time, ESPN detailed Tuesday. The individual who blocked the move: Panthers head supervisor Marty Hurney, who currently fills in as Washington’s senior VP of player personnel.
Washington has running backs Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic, both of whom can help in the pass game while split outside or in the space. Both are previous recipients. Samuel, a previous school running back, will supplement their abilities by sporadically adjusting in the backfield however centering generally as a receiver.
In 53 career games, Samuel has 185 receptions for 2,087 yards, 14 score gatherings, 478 hurrying yards and five surging scores. Despite the fact that injuries limited him to just 22 games his initial two seasons, he has showed up in 31 of 32 games during the previous two seasons.