The Facts: Sources tell NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that the Jets are closing in on a deal with Crowder, their top slot guy.
Diehards Line: As Rapoport's colleague at NFL Network, Mike Garofolo put it, "Not done but sounds like it's headed that way. ..." Last year, Crowder struggled with injuries and logged only 29 catches for 388 yards and a couple of scores in nine games for the Redskins. And for the fourth consecutive year, his catch percentage dropped and he posted a career-low 59.2 percent in that area. Now, that figure may have been influenced by the quarterbacks he had to play with, but he also had four drops last season, tied for second-most on the team. His hands were also an issue at times in 2017, so this can’t be ignored. As Fansided.com notes, Crowder still has game-breaking ability, as evidenced by his 79-yard touchdown catch this year, and he is a good route runner as well. Assuming this deal gets done, Crowder will join Quincy Enunwa and (likely) Robby Anderson and TE Chris Herndon to give Sam Darnold at versatile receiving corps.