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In recent years, Washington has become one of those wild card 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. Washington planned for this by trading with the Kansas City Chiefs to bring in veteran quarterback Alex Smith. Colt McCoy will serve as his backup.
Meanwhile, the rest of the Redskins grind it out each week on the grid iron, united in their quest to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. A disappointing record of 7-9 last season 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 18-10.
Redskins fans were caught off guard during the last off-season as wide receiver DeSean Jackson signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pierre Garcon left Washington for San Francisco, and Kirk Cousins asked the ownership to trade him. What once looked like a franchise on the upswing was suddenly in the midst of total chaos.
Head Coach Jay Gruden worked tirelessly 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, the Redskins had their work cut out for them. Jamison Crowder and tight end Jordan Reed returned for another year in the maroon jersey and, along with Vernon Davis, provided a veteran presence on the offensive side of the ball. Adding to the mix were free agency acquisition Terrelle Pryor, Sr. and Ryan Grant, a fourth year player looking to break out. The inconsistency in this organization from the front office trickled down and spelled doom for Washington. At 7-9, the Redskins missed the playoffs and have a lot of work to do in the offseason if they want to get back into the hunt. Added to the mix for the 2018 season is Paul Richardson. The speedy outside threat from Seattle joins Washington on a five year deal.
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.