WASHINGTON — Redskins running back Chris Thompson has signed a contract extension, the team announced Monday.
Thompson, a fifth-round pick in 2013, has reportedly agreed to a two-year extension, on top of his restricted free agent contract for this season, according to The Washington Post.
The fifth-year running back endured a string of serious injuries — including a broken back and torn ACL in his junior and senior seasons, respectively — dating back to his time at Florida State, and a torn labrum in his rookie season for the Redskins en route to his second professional contract.
“Agents stopped calling me, wouldn’t return my calls, but one man took a shot on me. Got to the league and shoulder surgery right away,” Thompson said on Instagram. “Slim to none chance for me to make it at all in this league and today I’ve signed my second contract. God is so good to me and I don’t even know why.”
Y'all got a minute? Well I do. Broken back, torn acl in back to back college years. Agents stopped calling me, wouldn't return my calls but one man took a shot on me. Got to the league and shoulder surgery right away. Slim to none chance for me to make it at all in this league and today I've signed my second contract. God is so good to me and I don't even know why. Thank you God, thank you Redskins for believing in me and special thanks to my agent @jchay75 for taking a chance on me.
Thompson is coming off the best season of his NFL career, rushing for 356 yards and three touchdowns while amassing 349 additional yards and two touchdowns through the air in 2016.