Breaking down the Redskins’ offensive line for the 2020 season

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CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – DECEMBER 01: A Washington Redskins helmet during the first half during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

After focusing on the other offensive position groups, it’s time to break down the Redskins offensive line for the 2020 season.

Been sort of dreading writing this one for a while now, but then I figured it was time to man up and face the truth. The Washington Redskins currently have fourteen offensive linemen on the roster and the contigent is not very good. After tight end, it is the position group with the most question marks. Only one of the starting positions is a lock, and the team will have to roll double sixes, with multiple players performing at their likely ceiling, for the line to be considered anything beyond mediocre in 2020. Still, we can hope.

First, let’s deal with the elephant. Trent Williams was not coming back. That relationship was destroyed by horrendously bad management from the previous regime, and unfortunately, by the end, Williams had become so entrenched in his contract demands that there was no chance for reconciliation.

Though his departure left a very bad taste, I want to take a moment to acknowledge that for the past decade, Williams was the Redskins’ best player by a wide margin. He single-handedly raised a collection of mostly below-average offensive linemen to at least a respectable level. In a violent sport, teams always have to be prepared for the sudden loss of a key player, but losing Williams in the manner that they did will hurt this year, and will continue to hurt for a while.

Enough said. Let’s look at what is on the roster for 2020.

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