Breaking down the Redskins pending free agents for 2021
By Jonathan Eig
K Dustin Hopkins. After Scherff, this might be the most important player to re-sign. Kickers are always just one bad rabbit’s foot away from going south, and Hopkins is not the best in the league. But he has been steady. He has range. And he solves one potential problem you’d rather not have to deal with. Just ask Matt Nagy.
LS Nick Sundberg. Sundberg enters his 437th year as Redskin long snapper. His original contract was written on parchment, and as such, is kept in a climate-controlled vault where no one is allowed to see it for fear that it will disintegrate. As such, we really don’t know if this is his free-agent year, but we’ll assume it is.
Sundberg has the job until he retires or joins AARP. I have a friend who teaches Latin, and he told me that the only time a young Latin teacher gets a job is when an old Latin teacher dies. Long snappers are the Latin teachers of the NFL.
That’s it for the 2021 free agents. I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that the team will re-sign eight of them for next year. I’m just not saying which eight. That’s for another day and another blog.