Josh Norman- Norman is one of the best shut-down cornerbacks in the game. He was key in the Carolina Panthers making it to the Super Bowl last season. You may recall his clash with the New York Giants Odell Beckham late in the season. This year, they will face off twice! Norman got the best of that match last season, so the Skins have to like their chances against the Giants this year.
Vernon Davis- Davis spent most of his career with the San Francisco 49ers but last season he was a mid-season acquisition for the Denver Broncos where he helped them win the Super Bowl. With Jordan Reed, the Redskins will have two good pass catching tight ends for Kirk Cousins to throw the ball to.
Robert Griffin III- This is addition by subtraction as RGIII had become a big distraction. Now the Redskins can begin the season knowing that this is Kirk Cousins’ team.
Terrance Knighton- Knighton spent one year with the Redskins on the defensive line and it just didn’t work out for either. Look for Kedric Gholston to come in and do a better job.
Darrel Young- The Skins running game has been turned over to Matt Jones. Jones had a good season in 2015 and Washington is looking for him to come up big in 2016.
Alfred Morris- Morris looked like a star running back in the making a few seasons ago. But that shows how quickly things change in the NFL with running backs.
The Redskins finished the 2015 season 9-7 which was good enough to win the NFC East. They were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Green Bay Packers 35-18.
Why We Like Them: The Redskins came on at the end of last season and appear to be a team on the rise. With the addition of Josh Norman, the defense will be much better and Matt Jones, Jordan Reed, Vernon Davis and rookie wide receiver Josh Doctson will give Kirk Cousins enough weapons to be successful on offense.
Why We Do Not Like Them: Cousins has yet to prove he can be good in back to back seasons, so until we see that he can be, we just can’t be sure. Also, the schedule is going to be a tough one for Washington with games against the Steelers, Bengals, Ravens, Lions, Packers, Cardinals and Panthers as well as their six East games with the Giants, Cowboys and Eagles. There are no breaks in this schedule.