As the Washington football team remains focused on ushering in a new era with a first-year head coach at the helm and the remaking of the club’s identity on the way, they also received some major news on the injury front. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, second-year wide receiver Kelvin Harmon underwent surgery for a torn ACL last week and will miss the entire 2020-2021 NFL season. Harmon took to Twitter to announce his surgical operation last week.
#Redskins WR Kelvin Harmon tore his ACL while training prior to camp, sources say. The promising former sixth rounder, who had 30 catches for 365 yards last season as a rookie, now has eyes on 2021.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 14, 2020
Surgery went well last week, I’ll be back better than ever
— Kelvin Harmon (@_HarmonK) July 14, 2020
Though Kelvin Harmon was largely outshined by a stellar crop of rookie WRs last season, the NC State product still has plenty of potential. As one of the bigger young wideouts with his 6-foot-2, 215-pound frame, Harmon would’ve been an ideal fit next season in Washington’s developing offense. Harmon reeled in 30 receptions for 365 yards last season.
Harmon’s physicality made him an enticing complement to speedster Terry McLaurin but will now have to wait a year before getting back out there. For Washington, losing Harmon is a major blow- especially given their already thin wide receiver unit.
Washington had already been linked to a few veteran options out there such as Josh Gordon and even Antonio Brown but nothing has come to fruition. However now with one of their projected starters out for the season, we could see them go out and add another piece to their WR corps. Expect slot receiver Steven Sims to see a bigger role next season while rookie Antonio Gandy-Golden could also get more snaps than expected.