Eric Dickerson signed a one-day contract with the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday to retire with the team. Yes, that Eric Dickerson.
Dickerson played the first four seasons of his career with the Rams, before splitting his 1987 season between the Colts and Rams. He then finished off with four seasons with the Colts, one with the Raiders, and a short stint with the Falcons in 1993. He had his best seasons with the Rams, where he set the rookie record for most yards in a season with 1,808, and most rushing yards in a season overall (2,105) in his second year.
Detroit’s scheme is a much better fit for Washington. I think he will thrive in it. He will have a lot more opportunities to rush the passer for the Lions as well. I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up being the most impactful offseason addition for the Lions this year.
Washington should be able to play multiple positions in Detroit’s 3-4 scheme, but I’m most excited to see him as a left defensive end on early downs. After having to hold the point on double teams and two-gapping guards, jacking up tight ends one-on-one should be a piece of cake for him.
And let’s not forget that Ziggy Ansah should be lining up Cheap Rugby Jerseys opposite of him. Ansah is always going to attract a lot of attention. That means Cheap Spirit Jerseys Washington should see a lot of one-on-one opportunities at defensive end as well.