The Washington football team is set to rely on young wide receivers to help second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins under center in 2020.
Unfortunately for Washington, it will have to do so without one of the team’s most-talented pass catchers. Kelvin Harmon, a sixth-round pick back in 2019, suffered a torn ACL while training and will miss the entire 2020 season.
The North Carolina State product made the news official on social media earlier on Tuesday.
Harmon, 23, recorded 30 receptions for 365 yards as a rookie last season. He was expected to take that next step in 2020.
Washington depth chart take a hit after Harmon news breaks
Fellow youngster Terry McLaurin sits atop Washington’s depth chart after recording north of 900 yards as a rookie last season. Outside of that, there’s not much more to look at in the nation’s capital.
Harmon was expected to be Washington’s WR2 in 2020 behind McLaurin. The combination of Cody Latimer, Steven Sims Jr., Cam Sims and Emanuel Hall will now likely compete for the spot. Of that group, Sims Jr. stands above the rest. He recorded 34 receptions for Washington in 2019.
There’s also a decent chance that head coach Ron Rivera and Co. look at the watered-down free-agent market for an upgrade. One troubled big-name receiver comes to mind.