In what promises to be a big first day of free agency, the Redskins have already gone deep to former Colts’ receiver Pierre Garçon.
In response, sportswriters across the district begin searching frantically for the cédille key on their keyboard. Via Redskins’ public relations, you can create your own ‘ç’ by pressing ALT+0231. Or just copy and paste.
Either way, you’re welcome.
Garçon joins an aerial attack in need of a long-range bomber, a receiver that can do the proverbial field stretch and take the ball deep, take the top off the defense. At least initially, he becomes Washington’s most accomplished 2011 receiver, with 70 catches, 947 yards and six touchdowns.
Specifically, he adds 13.5 yards per catch and 5.2 yards after catch in 2011, playing with quarterbacks Curtis Painter and Dan Orlovsky. Presumably in Washington, he could have quite the upgrade, and at age 26 has an opportunity to grow in the Redskins reloaded offense.
Here’s highlight video of Garçon from his time in Indianapolis:
For those of you wondering where he got his sweet moves, it was Mick Jagger. He’s also an asset in the return game.