Finally, the Washington Football Team has played an actual football game. Washington lost to the New England Patriots 22-13 in their first game of the preseason last Thursday night.
In reality, the loss to the Pats means next to nothing. Preseason games are mostly used for preparation and evaluation. Veteran players use the preseason to get ready for the grind that is an NFL season. Younger players use the preseason to show that they are worthy of a spot on the final roster.
While this prediction is still early considering circumstances will likely change, it provides an assessment of current roster construction.
The exciting aspect of putting this prediction together was analyzing the number of ways the roster could be assembled. As a long time follower of this team, it is hard to remember a time in recent history where there were so many players worthy of a spot on the final 53. Cornerback, safety, and wide receiver in particular have some serious depth.
Even though good players will be cut, others will get their own chance in making a lasting impression on such a proud fan base.
Now, let’s get to this post-preseason Week 1 roster prediction starting with an offense that is expected to be more explosive after several key additions.