The biggest moment of the Washington Redskins’ offseason was the first night of the NFL Draft. Teams like the New York Giants, Miami Dolphins, and Denver Broncos were ahead of Washington in the draft order and all in the market for a quarterback, with Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins at the top of the draft board after Kyler Murray went first-overall to Arizona.
Fate then smiled on the ‘Skins, as Haskins was available at No. 15, and general manager Bruce Allen accepted the gift from the football gods and selected Haskins.
Head coach Jay Gruden said there will be a competition for the starting job between Haskins and Case Keenum, and Gruden added that he was very impressed with Haskins at the team’s rookie minicamp in May.
Washington also improved on the defensive side of the ball by signing safety Landon Collins from NFC East rival New York and veteran cornerback Domonique Rodgers-Cromartie from Oakland. Veteran running back Adrian Peterson is also coming back on a two-year deal after the 34-year-old rushed for over 1,000 yards in 2018.
FedEx Field is going into year two of several renovations made to improve the fan experience, including free access to the RedZone channel on your phone for season ticket holders. Four different levels of luxury suites await you, with a full-time dedicated suite staff, special pricing at the Redskins team store, an exclusive menu, and pregame field access on gameday.
Washington has won at least seven games in each of the past four seasons, so they’re hoping the new additions will help improve the win total and return to the playoffs over division rivals Philadelphia, Dallas, and the N.Y. Giants. Besides six games against those two teams, the rest of the schedule is as follows: Home games with Chicago (Monday night game), New England, San Francisco, the New York Jets, and Detroit. Road games will be at Miami, Minnesota (Thursday night game), Buffalo, Carolina, and Green Bay.