- Erica Blackburn
Logan Thomas agrees to an extension with Washington
The Washington Football team and tight end Logan Thomas agree to a 3-year extension, securing him through the 2024 season. This is coming on the heels of the franchise signing defensive tackle Jonathan Allen to a massive $72M extension just the day before. Financial details of Thomas' extension are not known at this time.
A former quarterback out of Virginia Tech, Thomas was drafted in 2014 by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round. He only spent one season with the Cardinals before bouncing around to the Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, Detroit Lions, and Buffalo Bills. During his time in Detroit, he moved to tight end and once he was released by the Bills last September, he signed on with Washington and became a viable tight end option.
He had a breakout season, grabbing a career-high 670 receiving yards and six touchdowns on 72 catches. Before last season, Thomas' career-best totals were 16 catches and 173 yards.
Thomas also flourished in the red zone. He was second among tight ends with 15 catches in the red zone and first with 117 yards. Pete Hoener, Washington’s tight ends coach, marveled at Thomas' improvement as a blocker, calling him one of the top "six or seven" all-around tight ends in the game.
The extension signals Washington expects Thomas to continue to serve as a key cog moving forward. Washington had a huge checklist to mark this off-season, with top priorities being to sign their top free agents. They seem to have done just that.