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Post by 1afn1 on Jan 6, 2019 2:08:06 GMT -5
I'll respectfully disagree. Crowder can catch, but his deal is up. He made $705K this season, and will want a serious raise, and likely will get a healthy offer elsewhere. Let him go and reboot with Sims, Quinn, Davis, etc.
And did Doctson have his best year?
2016 was a wash — he only played in two games, and mustered a massive two catches.
2017: 35 catches, 502 receiving yards, 14.3 yards per catch, long of 52, six touchdowns, two catches of 40+ yards.
2018: 44 catches, 532 yards, 12.1 yards per catch, long of 32, 2 scores, no catches of 40 yards.
So his catches improved, but that's it. Every other statistic went down.
He'll make $1.82 million in 2019, and a club option in 2020 on a former first-round pick whose career numbers include 33 games played in three seasons, 81 catches, 1,100 receiving yards, 13.6 yards per, eight receiving touchdowns, and three catches of 40+ yards.
The first-round pedigree and his size and athleticism, not to mention that manageable contract, might make him a very attractive trade chip, but I'm torn. Yes, he went to TCU, which is ample reason to get rid of anyone, but I can see past that. He has promise, but as of now, it's mostly that — promise. So is his value bigger on the roster or as a trade chip?
I've long thought Doctson is a bust, but I have to give him credit for playing with greater focus and determination the last month. He looks like a young player whose light bulb finally came on late thus season. I'm torn. Long injury history with little performance, but improved play lately. I won't be disappointed if we let him walk, but a low ball deal heavy with incentives might not be a bad pursuit.