At some point, you have to ask yourself, is it really worth?
That is the question that looms over promising Redskins TE Jordan Reed, who was diagnosed with his sixth concussion a five year span.
Reed suffered his latest concussion during last Sunday’s 16-10 Redskins’ victory over the Baltimore Ravens but didn’t report symptoms until the Redskins met for team meetings on Tuesday. Head coach Jay Gruden told reporters that neither he, the coaching staff or NFL officials suspected anything that would raise any concern that Reed had suffered a concussion.
“He took a couple of shots but none that were alarming as far as we were concerned, as far as keeping him out of the game,” Gruden said.
Redskins star left tackle Trent Williams voiced his concern about Reed’s latest concussion via the Washington Post: “As a friend, I’m extremely concerned for his health, Concussions are nothing to play with, especially for him.”
Many people suspect this was the play where Reed suffered the concussion:
— Lake Lewis Jr (@LakeLewis) October 13, 2016
Jordan Reed was the Redskins third round pick in the 2013 draft out of Florida. He became the fastest tight end to 200 receptions (38 games), a record previously held by Kellen Winslow Sr.
Reed had previously suffered two concussions in college at the University of Florida, suffered his third one his rookie year, one last season and this past Sunday’s one being his sixth.
The Redskins have yet to rule out Reed for Sunday’s game vs Eagles but it seems nearly impossible that he would play. But the long term effects are now into play and as stated before, maybe it’s time Jordan Reed asks himself, is it really worth it?