Fans have been calling for it for a long time, and in 2020, the Redskins will finally switch back to a 4-3 defensive alignment.
The move comes on the heels of Ron Rivera’s hiring as the Washington Redskins new head coach, as well as Jack Del Rio’s hiring as the defensive coordinator. Washington’s defensive coaches have long been ridiculed for putting players in tough positions and not playing to the strengths of their personnel. It appears as though that may end with the new staff.
That being said, it’s never a completely smooth transition when a team maintains a great deal of its personnel whilst making a scheme change. Yes, many of the Redskins’ players were already scheme versatile, and the 4-3 scheme change really only impacts the front seven the most. For some players, it’ll be the change they needed. But for others, it might cloud their outlook.
All of the Redskins’ defenders will be impacted by the 4-3 scheme change in some shape or form, but here are three holdovers from the 2019 season who will be impacted the most.