Football is officially back, and everyone is excited. Even in Washington, where the Redskins are as far under the radar as an NFL team can be, it’s a time for optimism and anticipation.
Of course, when starting quarterback Case Keenum says he relishes nobody talking about the Redskins, this graphic probably isn’t what he has in mind.
Is this for real with no Skins on it? https://t.co/psrWorg0eb— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) September 6, 2019
Yes, that’s a tweet celebrating the return of the NFL into our lives, featuring one star from every team in the league.
At least it would be, if the Redskins were included.
There are 32 teams in the league and 32 players in the photo, but the Falcons received two spots, with both WR Julio Jones and QB Matt Ryan making the list, while no Redskins were to be found.
A lot of teams, like the Redskins, will tell you they prefer not to be talked about in the offseason. There are plenty of cliches every offseason about “letting our play on the field do our talking.”
But this is taking it a little too far.
Ryan Kerrigan and Landon Collins would both be excellent choices, as would Trent Williams in a normal season. The Redskins even employ the greatest running back of this century in Adrian Peterson, who would be a perfect fit.
With low expectations coming in all directions from both fans and the media alike, it’s easy to look past the Redskins entering this season. But there are still a few stars in the nation’s capital, so we appreciate the opportunity to improve this graphic.
It will be a tall task for the Redskins to prove nearly everyone wrong in 2019, but they’re certainly looking forward to the opportunity as the season kicks off Sunday.
Update: A Fox spokesperson told the Washington Post that the Redskins' omission from the graphic was an "unfortunate mistake." A new one, the spokesperson told the newspaper, who will be released this weekend.
A Fox Sports spokeswoman says Redskins' omission from graphic was an "unfortunate mistake." An updated graphic with a TBD Redskins player is being prepared and will be released sometime this weekend.— Scott Allen (@ScottSAllen) September 6, 2019
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