Pierre Garcon certainly has the speed and strength to make big plays. He showed in 2011 that he could be successful even when Peyton Manning wasn't throwing him the football. But there are some troubling signs in his game that may indicate that he will be yet another free agent bust for the Redskins.
Although the 'Skins aren't on the hook for as much money as they were with Albert Haynesworth, Garcon's contract (five years for $42.5 million with $21.5 million guaranteed) is certainly big enough to provoke Daniel Snyder into remorse after his new receiver doesn't live up to expectations.
Garcon's biggest problem is his inconsistency. His catch rate only averaged 53 percent over the past three years. He'll often make circus catches on difficult throws and then inexplicably muff the easy ones. He has 13.6 yards per catch on average over the past three years, which is not incredible.
With these weaknesses, Garcon will not be the kind of No. 1-style receiver that the Redskins crave. He was effective in the Colts' high-powered, pass-heavy offense, but when he's asked to do more with the Redskins, it is doubtful that he'll step up to the challenge.