Outside of quarterback, you can make the argument that no one offensive position is drastically more important than the other.
The offensive linemen need to have success blocking so that the quarterback can throw, and so that the running back can find space. The running back needs to be able to make plays out of the backfield in different ways, to take pressure off the quarterback, and the receivers need to be able to bail out their signal caller, and complete the two-player transaction known as the pass. If they can do something after the catch, even better.
Yes, even the tight ends have a crucial purpose for the Washington Redskins. On one hand, it’s the dreaded position which fans scoff at when teams pick from it in Round 1. But on the other hand, tight ends are offensive weapons all the same, and a good enough tight end can transcend a unit, with both the ability to make an impact catching downfield and block inline with the offensive linemen.
Tight ends don’t always get the most respect, but a good, well-rounded tight end can help an offense take the next step. And while the Redskins don’t have that do-it-all tight end, they have some intriguing options in their own right. Let’s break down their tight end depth chart for 2019.