Five most important free-agent Redskins of the 2021 offseason
The Washington Redskins have several key players entering contract years that will need to be watched.
NFL free agency 2020 is mostly over. Sure, there are a handful of bigger names lingering on the open market including Jadeveon Clowney, Cam Newton, Logan Ryan, and Jason Peters. Those players will eventually find homes, and they may be waiting it out for the right fit.
But for most of the league, top-dollar spending is done. And the guys on the roster currently will be the ones that teams rely on for the upcoming season.
That said, it’s never too early to look ahead to future free agency. Especially at this point in the offseason. Teams still have holes remaining, but not all will look to fix them now.
That’s definitely true of the Washington Redskins. Heading into 2020, their goals are largely to establish a culture and find contributors for their team. Free agency was mostly spent adding depth and competition. The 2020 season will be about seeing who should stick around and what the team’s biggest remaining needs are.
The Redskins are set to be big spenders in 2021 if they want to be. And there are plenty of players that could interest them on the open market. Jalen Ramsey is just one of the notable options for them to consider.
But additionally, the team will have to consider retaining some of their talent. There are many Redskins contributors set to hit free agency in 2021 and though the team won’t retain them all, they should at least consider keeping some around.
Here’s a look at the team’s five biggest free agents and what will or won’t make the team consider re-signing them.