Four Reasons To Be Optimistic About the Redskins Next Season

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Four Reasons To Be Optimistic About the Redskins Next Season

It’s pretty safe to say that things didn’t go as planned in Washington this past season for Redskins ticket buyers. A team that entered the season sporting playoff aspirations stumbled to a 4-12 record. However, despite the disappointing 2014 performance, there really are plenty of reasons for Redskins fans to be optimistic for 2015. Here are four of them:

1. DeSean Jackson Really Is A Catch

Lost amidst the drama surrounding the team’s quarterback carousel and the drudgery of losing 12 games is the fact that wide receiver DeSean Jackson had an excellent a year as he’s ever had. He was worth every penny the team shelled out for him last off-season, en route to yet another 1000-yard season in a career full of them. He’s bound to be an essential asset for RG3 or any other starting QB in Washington in 2015.

2. The Redskins Have Some Good Young Talent on Defense to Build Around

Linebacker Keenan Robinson, cornerback Bashaud Breeland and linebacker Ryan Kerrigan lead the young Redskins defensive unit that looks to get better in 2015. The team still has several holes to fill, but having a good young nucleus to build around is crucial. Kerrigan could very well be the “next big thing” in the NFL, his 5 forced fumbles were the most in the NFL in 2014. Add in linebacker Trent Murphy, who was a rookie who showed promise in 2014, and the Redskins are heading in the right direction. The new front office have a good base to build around.

3. The Return of RG3, or Moving in Another Direction…Ending the QB Controversy

New GM Scot McCloughan has stated that the team will be careful before it just moves ahead without Robert Griffin III. Griffin simply has athletic ability that you can’t just throw away after spending so much for him. In 2015 Redskins fans can expect either Griffin to get better over the offseason and lead the Redskins, or they will see the team move in another direction. The media frenzied “qb controversy” will not be a factor after the team has an open competition in training camp. The team will also be in year-two of Jay Gruden’s offensive system and will likely have shown at least some improvement

4. They Have a High Draft Pick!

4-12 doesn’t feel good after any season, but do you know when 4-12 doesn’t seem so bad? On April 30, the first night of the NFL draft. The Redskins will pick in the top five next spring, which means a potential franchise-changing cornerstone like Alabama’s Landon Collins, Iowa’s Brandon Scherff, or Missouri’s Shane Ray could be available.

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