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Now With Redskins, Brian Quick Feels Like He Has A 'Fresh Start'

Posted Apr 25, 2017

Brian Quick is coming off the best season of his career after five seasons with the Rams. Now with the Redskins, he's hoping his uptick in production only continues in 2017.

Brian Quick is coming off the best season of his career after five seasons with the Rams. Now with the Redskins, he's hoping his uptick in production only continues in 2017.

After five seasons with the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams, wide receiver Brian Quick feels like he’s got a new beginning now that he’s on the Washington Redskins.

“It’s a great feeling,” Quick told Redskins.com during the second week of Phase 1 offseason workouts. “With different terminology you have to erase you’re memory when it comes from different terminologies coming from one offense to another. …It’s been going real good, just to get accustomed to everything and getting into the swing of things. Getting to know the people and getting the feel for the coaches, QBs and wide receiving corps. It’s nice they welcome you and I’m excited. It’s a journey and a fresh start.”

Quick, 27, was signed by the Redskins in the second week of free agency last month, adding yet another tall weapon to play alongside quarterback Kirk Cousins.

At 6-foot-3, Quick is one of eight wide receivers on the roster that is six-feet or taller. He joins 2016 first-round pick Josh Doctson (6-foot-2) and fellow free agent signing Terrelle Pryor Sr. (6-foot-4) among the bigger targets that Cousins will be looking to hit during game days.

Even with Doctson and Pryor already under contract prior to Quick signing with the Redskins, one of the more attractive sticking points with Washington was having Cousins under center.

“It was exciting watching him,” Quick said of watching some of Cousins’ game film. “He is a gunslinger. That is the first thing that comes to mind is that he throw is it. He is a leader and can tell he has control over the whole offense. He gets it done. I’ve seen him in clutch situations and he gets it done. I’m excited to work with him and knowing the other quarterbacks as well but watching Kirk on film is exciting.”

Quick’s hope is that he can quickly build a strong relationship with Cousins coming off the best season of his career.

In 2016, the Appalachian State product set career highs across the board, gathering 41 receptions for 564 yards and three touchdowns despite having two different quarterbacks – No. 1-overall pick Jared Goff and veteran Case Keenum – attempt at least 200 passes.

It won’t take long for Quick to see his old teammates once again, as the Redskins learned last week that they’ll travel to Los Angeles in Week 2 to take on the Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Quick is eager to show his former team that they shouldn’t have let him go following a productive and healthy campaign last year.

“Let me put it this way, I am going to be ready when I play them,” Quick said. “I’m going to make sure that I’m ready to play because your emotions get involved because those were the guys you have been playing with for five years.

“From that and moving here I am excited to play with these guys too. This team, the locker room is great and I see how they come together and how they are as a team, but when I play the Rams I’m going to come with it.”

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