Even in his short amount of time on the field, Garcon seemed to develop a quick chemistry with his new quarterback and finished with a team-high 109 yards on four receptions during the Redskins' 40-32 victory over the Saints.
It was just what the Redskins were looking for when they signed the fifth-year player to a five-year, $42.5-million contract.
“I'm glad we've got Pierre on our football team to say the least," Shanahan said. "Ever since he got here, since we got him, he’s been a big-play guy. Big, and he's strong. He's 215 pounds, he’s in that 4.4 [-second 40-yard dash] range, and he can block, and he wants the football. So we gave it to him early and he made a number of big plays.”