The receiver can make moves. He can make grabs you’d never think in a million years he’d be able to make. Yet, he would disappear for games at a time. It is this consistency I believe the Arizona Cardinals were prepared to move on without their number three receiver Andre Roberts. Today, he made the move to the Washington Redskins.
Roberts was given past opportunities to be the number two receiver in Arizona but never played consistent enough to keep that distinction. In 2013 with the emergence of Michael Floyd solidifying himself as the number two receiver, it was clear Roberts was never going to be more than a three receiver as long as Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald were in Arizona. So in that sense, Roberts moving on is no surprise at all.
Roberts now has the chance to compete for the number two in Washington. He is likely to be able to make more of a name for himself there. Roberts was nothing but a gentleman while here in Arizona. I wish him well in Washington and will be cheering for him to catch many more than the 43 grabs he took in last season for the Cards. He may face more scrutiny in Washington but he also has a better chance to succeed in the long term there.