Normally I do not write a full length article about NFL signings, but this one was so good that I absolutely had to write about it. Washington has been pretty active in free agency, but I’ll be honest some of the signings were downers. For example, Washington mightily overpaid for a mediocre, disappointing WR in Curtis Samuel. Other than that, Washington signed journeyman quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to a one year, $10 Million deal which wasn’t necessarily bad, but is certainly a directionless move.
Despite these signings, Washington’s offseason was still pretty good, they retained great players such as Brandon Scherff and Dustin Hopkins, and got great new players such as William Jackson III and now Adam Humphries. The Humphries signing may not seem impactful, but it does a lot for this Washington offense.
Washington has quarterback problems, there is no doubting that. If Ryan Fitzpatrick is the starter of an NFL team, said team has a big problem. Kyle Allen is nothing more than a suitable backup, and Taylor Heinicke is not a suitable starter. Not at all.
With all this being said, this means that Washington has to pay some serious attention to their running and pass catching options. Let’s just say it’s going to be difficult to walk into a season with Cam Sims as the backup again. The Football Team has definitely fixed this with their offseason signings.
To quickly touch on the running back position, I love Antonio Gibson and think he will be a dominant lead running back in no time, and I also believe that Peyton Barber and Lamar Miller can make a very good backup tandem. The running back position is deep, and is completely covered. With that said, let’s talk about Humphries.
Adam Humphries has been in the league for six seasons, four with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and two with the Tennessee Titans. The signing with the Titans did not really work out due to two factors, one the 2019 and 2020 seasons saw both quarterback changes and injuries to Humphries himself that held him back. His seasons with Tampa Bay outlined him as one of the few bright spots of a terrible Tampa Bay offense. Humphries is a great slot receiver and return man, and was one of the more versatile WR’s available in free agency.
This signing works great for Washington, the Curtis Samuel signing was OK for depth, but does not add a talent who can farm catches and become a valuable starting wide receiver alongside Terry McLaurin. Adam Humphries gives some help to Samuel and McLaurin, and is great for this offense. Great signing by the WFT!