Washington Football Team coach Ron Rivera said he would not like to estimate on defensive end Ryan Kerrigan’s desire to be traded – or any endeavor by the group to conceivably empty him by Tuesday’s trade deadline.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter detailed Sunday that Kerrigan had mentioned a trade. Different sources have said there hasn’t been any immediate request by Kerrigan to be traded from the team that drafted him in the first round in 2011. Various sources said the team hasn’t got any proposals for Kerrigan.
“It’s all been rumors, so we’re going to leave it at that,” Rivera said Monday. “Ryan’s been a big part of what we’ve done, been a big part of this organization for a number of years, has had a tremendous amount of success. We have a tremendous amount of respect for who he is as a member of the Washington Football Team.”
Kerrigan, 32, is in the last year of an agreement that pays him a base salary of $11.5 million this season, which could restrict interest from different teams. A year ago, numerous sources said the association’s desire was to keep Kerrigan with the franchise “for life.” But after the front office and coaching turnover, Kerrigan is presently in an alternate spot.
Washington drafted Chase Young with the second generally speaking pick last April and matched him with 2019 first-round pick Montez Sweat at end. Their essence has restricted Kerrigan’s playing time. Kerrigan, Washington’s all-time leader in sacks with 94, has played only 23 snaps consolidated over the past two games.
Part of that comes from Washington’s offense controlling the ball for a normal of 34:57 the previous two games. Yet, Kerrigan had averaged 26.6 snaps in the initial five games, supported by a 40-snap game when Young was harmed in Week 3 at Cleveland.
“He’s been exactly what we hoped he would be,” Rivera said. “He’s contributed, made impact plays. He’s impacting our young players on the team, setting the example. He’s the right kind of guy to have here.”
Youthful has alluded to Kerrigan as a “dude” on account of how he plans and plays. Youthful even returned and watched Kerrigan’s tape from his days at Purdue to perceive how he created as a pass-rusher.
Rivera said Kerrigan sets a solid model. He said it’s not the same as when he entered the NFL as a player in 1984 with Chicago.
“I had veteran guys who didn’t saddle up to a young player to help them out or told the young player something wrong and incorrect so the player would make a mistake,” Rivera said. “I don’t see that from guys like Ryan.”