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The message last season in Washington was heard loud and clear around the league; Kirk Cousins is the franchise quarterback going forward. After winning the job over former Heisman Trophy winner and former number two overall draft pick Robert Griffin III, Cousins put together a magnificent season in 2015, racking up impressive statistics such as franchise records for most completions and yards in a season. Two touchdown passes shy of the Redskins single season record, Cousins led the team to an NFC East title and a playoff berth against the Green Bay Packers. Despite the playoff loss, the management felt they had their answer at QB and cut Griffin in the off-season.
The 2016 season seemed to be promising for this franchise. Cousins was poised to build off his breakout season and bring his team to the next level. However, a disappointing record of 8-7-1 had the Redskins in contention for the final wild card spot until the last game of the season where they lost to the New York Giants by a score of 19-10.
Redskins fans had the rug pulled out from under them during the off-season as wide receiver DeSean Jackson signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pierre Garcon left Washington for San Francisco, and Kirk Cousins (franchise tagged for the 2017 season) asked the ownership to trade him. What once looked like a franchise on the upswing is suddenly in the midst of total chaos.
Head Coach Jay Gruden has, undoubtedly, worked through the off-season to piece together not only a full roster, but a winning formula for the 2017 season. Striving to reclaim the title of division champions from the Dallas Cowboys, the Redskins have their work cut out for them. Jamison Crowder and tight end Jordan Reed will have to shoulder more of the load going forward. Vernon Davis re-signing with the team should give them a boost, as should the free agency pickup of Terrelle Pryor.
Winners of three Super Bowls, the dedicated crowd that inhabits the stadium on Sundays in Washington cheers on their team with unmatched fervor. Washington fans come out to FedEx Field in droves to support their beloved hometown football team.
It has been 26 years since the Lombardi Trophy came to DC and this year’s squad hopes to cement themselves in the burgundy and gold lore with a Super Bowl victory. Facing stiff opposition in an extremely competitive NFC East, Cousins and company will need to be firing on all cylinders from September until February if they hope to end the season with confetti and a ticker tape parade downtown Washington, DC.
Legends of the past for the Washington Redskins include Sammy Baugh, Sonny Jurgensen, Joe Theissman, Art Monk, John Riggins, and Darrell Green. For more information about the Washington Redskins click here.