The Washington Redskins need some upgrades at cornerback. Luckily for them, the free-agent market is chock full of potential options.
As the 2019 season went along, it became increasingly clear that while the Redskins have some talent at the cornerback position, they probably need one more starting-caliber player to truly field a strong secondary.
Quinton Dunbar was excellent in ’19 when he was on the field. He was a big-time playmaker and was a strong No. 1 corner for the team, but he has reportedly demanded a trade which makes his future a bit more questionable.
Across from him, Fabian Moreau flashed at times after being moved outside, but he was woeful in the slot. Rookie seventh-round pick Jimmy Moreland flashed as well as a slot corner, so it’s possible that the team could enter 2019 with those three as starters.
However, given that the team lacks proven depth at corner coupled with Dunbar’s health concerns over the past two seasons, it makes sense for the team to invest in a player that can serve as a No. 2 cornerback or a slot upgrade. That would allow Moreau or Moreland to slot in as a depth option that the team can use as needed.
Fortunately for the Redskins, the free-agent market is oversaturated with solid cornerbacks and potential-packed options for them to invest in. Here’s a look at the top five that the Redskins could target with their cap space this offseason.