The Facts: Washington's plans for receiver Crowder don't simply include making him a full-time starter. The team also intends to deploy him in multiple different ways. "I've said all along Jamison can play anywhere," HC Jay Gruden recently told the Washington Post. "He can play outside, inside. He can play running back probably if he wanted to. So we'll utilize Jamison and try to get him more involved, not just in the passing game and the running game."
Diehards Line:Ultimately, whether Crowder plays running back depends on whether Gruden wants him to. If he does, things could get very interesting. As PFT's Mike Florio notes, Crowder primarily has played in the slot for his first two seasons, with DeSean Jackson (gone to the Bucs) and Pierre Garcon (gone to the 49ers) on the outside. Starting this year, Crowder will be all over the place. “He’s great on option routes, he can run vertical stems. He can run just about anything you ask him to run," Gruden said. Crowder caught 67 passes (second on the team) for 847 yards (third) and seven receiving touchdowns (first) in 2016. With both a full-time role and the opportunities that may come from being on the outside, in the slot, and in the backfield, Crowder could make Washington fans quickly forget the two high-priced receivers that got away. And he could be on his way to becoming a high-priced receiver.