Washington Redskins way-too-early 2020 roster projection
By Jonathan Eig
It’s far too early to predict the Redskins 53-man roster. But we’re going to anyway.
The draft has come and gone and free agency is a distant memory. Spring is in the air and hope is on the horizon. Though the Washington Redskins will continue to tinker with the roster, they are unlikely to make any more major additions prior to the start of the 2020 season. And so that means it is time to do the first way-too-early 2020 Redskins roster projection.
The roster has turned over quite a bit over the past several years, and despite the beginning of a core of young talent, that trend will continue this year. A new head coach. A new defensive scheme. A 3-13 record that ought to have every single player seriously considering whether or not to renew that lease in Reston. If a third of the roster is not new this season, then something is amiss.
And that doesn’t even take into account what the social distancing restrictions will mean for roster construction – let the alone the season as a whole.
We can look at how Ron Rivera constructed his rosters in Carolina over the past nine seasons, and also look at the types of schemes Scott Turner and Jack Del Rio have employed in their careers, but to be honest, this is a major crapshoot. I’d venture to say about half the roster is locked in at this point. Another quarter seems likely. And the final quarter is totally up for grabs.
Here’s my guess as to who will be on the final 53 come September. And by the way, unless one side sues the other, which I guess isn’t entirely out of the question, beginning next season, we will be referring to the final 55, which has undeniably better alliteration.