Washington entered the 2021 Free Agency period with the goal of improving their stock at wide receiver. In a manner of days, they signed top prospect Curtis Samuel, and then added Adam Humphries as a slot receiver. They also added slot receiver DeAndre Carter for punt and kickoff returns. So where does that leave fourth year man Cam Sims?
Sims is just 25 years old, and is on a cap-friendly of $2.2M per year deal after signing his free agent tender in March. Adding to his lack of job security is the fact that he is a holdover from the last coaching regime – not the current one.
Numbers don’t tell the whole story as Sims caught just 32 passes last season. However, he was hot down the backstretch of 2020. He caught seven balls for 104 yards in Washington’s playoff loss to Tampa. He caught five or more passes in four of the last six games, and finished the season SECOND in the league in yards after the catch (YAC) with 7.8.
The fact is that Washington have a very solid threesome at wideout after signing Samuel and Humphries to compliment Terry McLaurin. They also have a blossoming pass-catching talent in quarterback-converted-tight-end Logan Thomas. Add to the mix that both running backs Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic have next level pass catching ability and it is tough to see Sims would fit in.
Washington doesn’t really have much reason to move him. Sims’ modest contract makes him a depth luxury worth holding on to. But when you add to the equation that Kelvin Harmon is also returning to the fold after a year on injured reserve, Sims could certainly be seen as on the outside looking in.
Is Sims worth a draft pick to somebody in the upcoming NFL Draft? It is doubtful that Washington would pass, if he is.
Where do you see Sims landing in 2021?