Additional Washington Football Team Info
The Washinton Football Team looks to 2021 as their year to succeed. The team is ready, and fans are excited.
The Washington Football Team suffered through a tough 2017-2018 season that saw them lose their top two quarterbacks to season-ending injuries- Alex Smith, and Colt McCoy(Widely considered to be the best backup in the league). The ended the season with journeyman Josh Johnson under center. There is no guarantee either will be ready for the start of 2019, so what did Washington do for the meantime?
First and foremost, Washington needed a viable quarterback on their roster who they knew would be ready for 2019, so they traded for Case Keenum of the Denver Broncos. As of this moment, Keenum is technically number one on the depth chart, but that could, and probably will change, if Smith and/or McCoy proves they are ready for week one. In addition, Washington added a trio of notable players in free agency- wide receiver Brian Quick for one season, cornerback Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie for one season, and safety Landon Collins for six seasons.
In the draft, the Washington decided that taking the quarterback position year by year was not going to cut it, so with their first of two first-round draft choices, they added Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins to be their quarterback of the future. Haskins may not get the nod this season, but at some point, he will get the job and that will be the end of Smith, McCoy, and Keenum in D.C. unless one of them wants to stick around as the backup. With their second selection in round one, the Redskins beefed up their pass rush with DE/OLB Montez Sweat from Mississippi State. With their next two selections, they added depth and young legs to their skill positions on offense- wide receiver Terry McLaurin from Ohio State and running back Bryce Love from Stanford. With the next two selections after that, they added a pair of offensive guards- Wes Martin from Indiana and Ross Pierschbacher Alabama. They finished their draft with outside linebacker Cole Holcomb from North Carolina, wide receiver Kelvin Harmon from North Carolina State, cornerback Jimmy Moreland from James Madison, and Jordan Brailford from Oklahoma State. The Redskins made a lot of moves this offseason to continue to improve their roster. Have they moved up into being the favorites in the NFC East?