27-Year-Old Linebacker – Washington Redskins
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Kerrigan continued to show improvement in his fourth season as a pro, recording a career-high 13.5 sacks and five forced fumbles. He has been very consistent over the course of his young career, playi...
Ryan Kerrigan Contract Information:
Signed a five-year, $11.5 million per year contract extension with the Redskins in July of 2015.
Kerrigan is likely to see his first preseason action Saturday, the Washington Post reports.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Kerrigan, who was drafted 16th overall by the Redskins in 2011, has been a force at linebacker and the team has put their faith in him for the future. The contract extension comes after an impressive 2014 campaign in which he racked up 64 tackles, a career-high 13.5 sacks, and five forced fumbles (tied for league lead). Kerrigan's value is also boosted by the fact that he has never missed a game in his four-year professional career.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Kerrigan is fresh off a breakout 2014 campaign that included a career-high 13.5 sacks to go with 64 tackles. Additionally, he finished second among 3-4 outside linebackers league-wide with 51 quarterback hurries. At 26 years old, the former first-round pick has not missed a game during his four-year career and has totaled at least 7.5 sacks each season. With former teammate Brian Orakpo elsewhere, Kerrigan's new contract could make him the centerpiece of the Redskins' linebacking corps for years to come.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Kerrigan has been a durable outside linebacker for the Redskins since entering the league in 2011, as he hasn't missed a game in three straight seasons. He's coming off possibly the best season of his career in 2013, as he he recorded 66 combined tackles, 8.5 sacks and four forced fumbles. The Redskins certainly flirted with the May 3 deadline to exercise this option, but will now be able to utilize his services through 2015.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Kerrigan has been a very durable player during his three years in Washington, although he underwent surgery to repair a torn MCL this offseason. He is expected to be healthy for training camp, but it wouldn't be surprised if he was limited early. That being said, he should be healthy for the regular season and he's coming off arguably his best season in the NFL, when he registered 66 tackles, 8.5 sacks and four forced fumbles. With 23.5 sacks in the last three seasons, Kerrigan could make the leap into double-digits this season.
Kerrigan recorded a 8.5 sacks, one interception, and two forced fumbles in 2012. He should improve those numbers if Brian Orakpo (shoulder) can return to form and force offenses to spread their blocking.
Kerrigan was impressive as a rookie last year – arguably just as good as the more acclaimed Brian Orakpo – showing no trouble transforming himself into a 3-4 outside linebacker after playing exclusively as a 4-3 end at Purdue. Kerrigan finished with 63 tackles (41 solo), 7.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and an interception return for a touchdown. Considering how dominant he was in college and how promising his play was as a rookie, it’s only reasonable to expect improvement out of Kerrigan. Anything less than double-digit sacks in 2012 would be a disappointment.
The team's first round draft pick in 2011. The team will convert the defensive lineman to an outside linebacker in the 3-4 defense. This is the same conversion Brian Orakpo had to go through. Expect some ups and downs this year as he learns a new position. He has good strength and speed and there is no reason to believe he won't be successful.