The Washington Football Team could stand to add some competition to certain positions on their team. Here are some free agent targets they could consider.
At this point in the 2020 NFL season, the Washington Football Team is actually in good shape from a record standpoint. They won their opener against the Eagles before falling to the Cardinals in Week 2 to post a 1-1 start to begin the season.
Starting the season with a .500 record is solid since Washington isn’t expected to be a true playoff contender. And beating a divisional rival is good news.
That said, the team still has a lot of improvements to make moving forward. Again, nobody is expecting them to be a playoff contender this year, but they will need to find solutions for some of their problem spots if they want to have a chance to compete in 2021.
Washington is testing out some of their young talent in 2020, and that’s a smart move. But if certain players don’t work out, the team needs to have some opportunities available both to see if they can emerge as contributors and to make sure the ineffective players aren’t having a negative impact on their ability to impact other players fighting for future roles. Otherwise, the team will have a tough time fully evaluating certain players.
Because of this, Washington could — keyword, COULD — take a look at the free agent market to try to add some potential contributors. At this point, the market is mostly picked clean, but there are some veterans available as well as a couple of younger players that could upgrade some of Washington’s weaknesses.
With that said, here’s a look at five players Washington could at least consider adding to their roster to shore up depth at some of those problem spots.