Coming off a 7-9 season and a disastrous situation at the quarterback position, the Washington Redskins look to move forward and improve next season.
After the Redskins made a splash in the draft by drafting hometown talent Dwayne Haskins out of Ohio State and star end Montez Sweat out of Mississippi State, the team looks like they are on their way to do great things next season.
Here's is the outlook of each position coming into the 2019 season for the Redskins.
Out of all the positions on the 53 man roster for the Redskins, the defensive line looks to be the best part of the team.
Led by Jonathan Allen, Daron Payne and Matt Ioannidis, the trio combined for 21.5 sacks and they are all under 25.
Even with the team having Ryan Kerrigan, Ryan Anderson and Montrez Sweat, this position could give the Redskins some trouble coming into the 2019 season.
Reuben Foster can keep his act together and play well with former teammate Shaun-Dion Hamilton, the linebacking position should be in great shape for Washington this coming season.
The question is do you pay Josh Norman the $15 million he's owed or do you use it on other resources.
The problem with that is there is not much on the depth chart after Norman so the Redskins are better off cutting the check to Norman.
The Redskins made a splash in the off-season in this position when they signed Landon Collins from the Giants to a $45 million contract. The Redskins are hoping that Collins can duplicate his 2016 performance in New York when he made the NFL's All-Pro Team.
The only question at this position can Collins match well and play with the third-year pro, Montae Nicholson.
The main questions about this are can 1) Can Case Keenum return back to that season he had in Minnesota where he led the Vikings to the NFC Championship game and 2) How will Dwayne Haskins perform during practices and the preseason.
The offensive line is not bad but it is not great. Trent Williams and Brandon Scherff are some of the games' best at protection and clearing space. Beyond that, however, the team needs work in the other three positions on the line.
The Redskins running back position seems to be in good hands with Adrian Peterson. The 34-year-old showed last season that he still has something left in the tank as he rushed for more than 1,000 yards and more than four yards-per-carry in 16 games played. Behind Peterson, the Redskins have Chris Thompson, Derrius Guice, Bryce Love, and Samaje Perine.
A big question mark falls here for this position for the Redskins in that no receiver last season caught more than 45 passes or two touchdowns. The team lost Jamison Crowder to the Jets this offseason and declined Josh Doctson's fifth-year option, which means he could be out the door next season. The Redskins appeared to fill the void by drafting Terry Mclaurin out of Ohio State and Kelvin Harmon out of NC State but that might not be enough to help the team this season at this position.
The Redskins come into this season with two solid players that have question marks at tight end in Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis. The concern about both players is that both of their gameplay has declined in the recent years and are due most of $19 million that is to be paid out to the position.
Offseason Dates and Roster Change Deadlines
Mid-May: Redskins rookies attend rookie minicamp
Mid-May to Mid June: Redskins OTAs
Late July:Training Camp opens up
August 1: Preseason Starts with Hall of Fame Game in Canton Ohio
August 8-11: Preseason starts for the rest of the league
August 31: Rosters are cut from 90 players to 53
September 5: Regular Season kicks off the 100 anniversary season