Washington Football Team 2021 free agents to keep and let go
Long snapper Nick Sundberg has been with Washington since the 2010 offseason. He was briefly with a couple of teams the previous season and first entered the league as an undrafted free agent.
For the last three seasons, some of his snaps on extra points and field goal attempts have been a bit shaky. Before 2017, he was a golden standard in long snapping. The team should re-sign him to nothing more than a veteran minimum contract of three years with a chance to waive Sundberg at any time with zero cap hit.
The Washington Football Team should sign an undrafted free agent long snapper as competition during the offseason, and may the best man win.
Dustin Hopkins has been the placekicker for Washington since 2015. Prior to kicking for the Washington Football Team, Hopkins spent some time with Buffalo and New Orleans. The life of an NFL kicker is rough and lonely. Hopkins knows this fact all too well. Hopkins has struggled at times in 2020 and if the trends continue, he could be released before this season is over. That is the life and harsh reality of a kicker in the NFL.
If Hopkins is able to survive this season, the team should sign him to a new three-year contract at close to the minimum, but with incentives. Competition in the form of an undrafted free agent in 2021 should be the plan. Perhaps this competition can improve the fortunes for Hopkins, but the team can also benefit by casting their lot with the better kicker.
The players listed today are free agents in 2021. Our blueprint might be close to what will actually happen next year, but there can always be a few surprises. The free agency landscape can change dramatically in the coming months, but predictions of that kind are simply impossible to anticipate.
We’ll continue to take a look at the 2021 offseason during this bye and provide you with a detailed analysis of what is expected in a few months.