In the 2012 NFL season, wide receiver Devery Henderson played for the New Orleans Saints and watched the Washington Redskins cruise to victory in Week 1. Now, on the Redskins as a current fourth-stringer, Henderson wants to do whatever he can to help his new team win a ring in the 2013 NFL season.
Henderson claims he fell in love with the electric Redskins offense, led by versatile star quarterback Robert Griffin III, when Griffin threw his first touchdown to WR Pierre Garcon on a 88-yard touchdown pass. The rest of the game is history as the Redskins easily won their first game under head coach Mike Shanahan‘s new style of offense.
As a backup receiver, Henderson will play well on the Redskins. He has already proved himself worthy to play in the NFL and since he is a backup, there will be no added pressure for him to perform. So why did a player the caliber of Henderson choose to be a backup when he could have probably acquired a starting position somewhere else?
The answer is, he has faith in the Redskins.
“I had a few other offers, but once this one came, I thought this was where I would be a good fit. The Redskins reached out and showed interest and I was excited about it,” Henderson said to Redskins.com. “I thought it was a great offense to be a part of. The main thing is trying to make the squad and help them get a ring here.”
Of course, Henderson will have talent ahead of him on the roster, including Garcon, Donte Stallworth, Santana Moss, Aldrick Robinson, Joshua Morgan and Leonard Hankerson. But, he could very well add the receptions the team needs in key situations to give them wins. One thing for sure — keep an eye on the Redskins’ receiving core in 2013.