Jordan Reed Extension Exemplifies the New Era of the Washington Redskins

May 5, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Dan Snyder might be the owner of the Washington Redskins, but he's no longer the face of the franchise. Scot McCloughan has established himself as the team's beachhead in his second year as general manager.
This became evident when tight end Jordan Reed signed a five-year, $46.5 million contract Thursday, according to ProFootballTalk.
Reed's re-signing continues a drastic change in approach for a team that once signed an aging Deion Sanders and Bruce Smith to establish its reputation under a young owner.
Since becoming the team's principal owner in 1999, Snyder's hands-on approach and seemingly insatiable need to make big splashes in free agency or the draft loomed over the organization.
The ill-fated big-name free-agent acquisitions, numerous head coaching hires and the mishandling of Robert Griffin III are now in the rearview mirror.
In the 16 months since McCloughan's hire, Snyder's presence feels less like the Emperor in Star Wars and more like Darth Vader ...

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