“What if” everything breaks right for the 2020 Redskins?
By Tim Meek
No. 2 – Redskins WRs become household names
Another perceived weakness of the Redskins is wide receiver. What if the Redskins WR group is more talented then most around the league understand?
I have the mindset that you’re only unknown until you’re not. Opportunity is KING in this league. Terry Mclaurin and Steven Sims are my examples.
Coming into 2019, the Redskins had what most around the league considered the worst group of wide receivers in the league. I was bullish; I knew the diamond we had with McLaurin, and I liked the group as a whole. They proved me right. This year, the receiving core may not be perceived as the weakness with talent at the top (McLaurin and Sims), but pundits still see this group as too young, and in need of a veteran presence. Newsflash to the NFL: Terry Mclaurin has the maturity and understanding of most coaches in the league, and plays like a 10-year veteran.
So back to Haskins for a moment: Skeptics will mention he needs weapons around him to succeed. I agree, every QB does. At WR, the Redskins have top-level speed with McLaurin, they have quickness in the slot with Sims, and they have size with Harmon, Cam Sims, and Gandy-Golden. What are they missing? Big contracts and household names, that’s it. This team has the talent on the outside to be successful. This season, McLaurin and Sims become household names.
And remember, the NFL has proven for decades that elite level WR’s aren’t needed to win Super Bowls. The examples are too numerous to name. If you think I’m wrong, add up the number of Super Bowls between Randy Moss, Antonio Brown, Larry Fitgerald, Julio Jones, and Calvin Johnson. They have the same amount as McLaurin.