Redskins: Five questions that need to be answered in free agency
By Ian Cummings
No. 4 – What does over $60 million in cap space mean for Redskins?
In the past, money hasn’t meant much for Washington, whose laundry list of bad free agency investments spans back to the early 2000s. Having those resources is one thing, but the resources have to be in the right hands, and for the first time in a long time, the Redskins resources might finally be in hands that can be trusted.
Kyle Smith and Ron Rivera are the two men at the top, and in 2020, they have over $60 million in cap space to work with, after cutting players like Josh Norman, Paul Richardson, and Jordan Reed. It’s surely enough money for at least one high-profile signing, and enough should be left over after that for the Redskins to fill other needs and improve depth.
Still, even with the absence of known detriments in the front office, there’s still an air of uncertainty over Rivera and Smith. What does $60 million mean, at this stage? The team is still rebuilding, but will they be aggressive, in hopes to expedite the current growth process? Will they get their big signing and get out? Or will they play the conservative route, and opt for low-risk signings at the expense of future upside? Everything’s on the table, and for now, no one knows how the new-look Redskins will operate.