Curtis Samuel, the former Carolina Panthers receiver, is signing a three-year, $34.5 million deal with the Washington Football Team, per Adam Schefter.
The 2017 second round draft pick found success last year by not only tearing up opposing secondaries, but also in his ground game as well. Last season, Samuel accumulated 77 receptions on 97 targets for 851 receiving yards and also had 41 carries for 200 rushing yards — grabbing five total touchdowns in the process.
Washington’s addition of Samuel will add versatility and more mobility to OC Scott Turner’s offense, which is now held together by NFL veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick under center.
Most NFL analysts have Washington taking a quarterback or wide receiver with their first-round pick. Picking up a highly sought after wide receiver gives them better odds of drafting a quarterback. Will that be the case?
We will just have to wait and see.