Washington Redskins 2020 Christmas wish list and superlatives
By Ian Cummings
Christmas coming early – The progression of Redskins youth in 2019
In a way, Christmas came early for Redskins fans this year. The season itself wasn’t anything to write home about, as the Redskins are 3-12 with one week left to play. But the last few weeks have been more promising than earlier ones. The team’s young core is trending up, and it’s got that tinge of Hallmark holiday hope to it all.
There’s Dwayne Haskins, whose season is over after suffering an ankle injury, but not before he concluded the year with a 7:3 touchdown-to-interception ratio as a starter, and not before he showed immense growth each week, looking tougher, faster, smarter, and smoother with every passing start.
There’s Terry McLaurin, the instant No. 1 receiver who still has a chance to break the 1,000-yard mark with one game left to go. There’s Steven Sims, the shifty slot man who’s coming off a multi-touchdown game. There’s sixth-round rookie Kelvin Harmon, who’s averaged over three receptions per game since entering the starting lineup. There’s Derrius Guice, who showed off his explosiveness and physicality before being placed injured reserve.
There’s Ioannidis, and Sweat, and Holcomb, and Dunbar. Comet and Cupid and Donner and… wait, no, I’m thinking of something else.
But you get the idea. Even if you don’t get what you want for Christmas, you’ve still got something to celebrate. There’s reason for optimism in Ashburn, and for once, a small, shivering light at the end of the tunnel.
How can you say “Bah, humbug” to that?