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In recent years, Washington has become one of those wild teams that just can’t be figured out; unpredictable from week to week in not only their play, but in the drama surrounding the team. After emerging in 2015 with stellar numbers that cemented him at number one of the depth chart, Kirk Cousins was unable to enjoy a steady relationship with the organization. Franchise tagged for the 2017 season, Cousins was looking for the respect he felt he had earned and a contract that matched his contributions to the team. He found it this offseason in Minnesota, leaving the Redskins for a three year deal with the Vikings.
It was thought that the storm had calmed as Washington had planned for this by trading with the Kansas City Chiefs to bring in veteran quarterback Alex Smith. Colt McCoy would serve as his backup. However, the NFL season can turn on a dime and the Redskins 2018 campaign is proof of that. Alex Smith suffered a devastating leg injury that ended his season. Colt McCoy took the field for a brief time before suffering his own leg injury. Mark Sanchez was signed to the team and jumped right into the starting role. However, after early struggles he was benched in favor of another emergency signing in veteran Josh Johnson.
Meanwhile, the rest of the Redskins grind it out each week on the grid iron, united in their quest to someday hoist the Lombardi Trophy again. A disappointing finish this year saw Washington on the outside looking in at the playoffs. Determined to get healthy this offseason, expect the Redskins to make waves in 2019.
Head Coach Jay Gruden has worked tirelessly to piece together a winning formula on his roster. Tight end Jordan Reed has returned for another year in the maroon jersey and, along with Vernon Davis, provided a veteran presence on the offensive side of the ball. Added to the mix for the 2018 season was Paul Richardson. The speedy outside threat from Seattle joined Washington on a five year deal, but was placed on IR was an injury to his AC joint. Adrian Peterson signed on as the starting running back and had a great year, going over 1,000 for the first time since 2015.
A defense that features top talent in Jonathan Allen, Ryan Kerrigan and Josh Norman, Washington has what it takes to make the kinds of defensive stands late in games that lead to important victories.
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 27 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 the famously competitive NFC East, this team will need to be firing on all cylinders the rest of the way if they hope to end the season with confetti and a ticker tape parade in 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.