Washington Redskins Look at Their Future

Sean Clary, Staff Writer

The Washington Redskins have not won a superbowl since 1991 and with Dan Snyder as the owner, many believe it might be a long time until we see another super bowl back in the nation’s capital.  The Redskins had nearly thrown away the entire future by trading three first round picks to draft Robert Griffin III and then later drafting Kirk cousins in the fourth round to play as the backup for Robert.  After Robert Griffin III had torn his ACL at the end of his outstanding rookie year, he unfortunately plummeted and was never able to return to his rookie form.

Kirk Cousins was given the starting role in week 3 of the 2014 season in which he struggled to be consistent and was not helping the team win games. The 2014 season displayed a carousel of quarterbacks in which Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins, and Colt McCoy failed to lead the team to the playoffs.  In August, many expected Robert Griffin III to start the season as the Quarterback until head coach Jay gruden surprisingly announced Kirk Cousins “ The Guy” for 2015.

As a result of naming Kirk Cousins the starting quarterback, the Redskins are currently first place in the NFC east with a 6-7 record heading into week 15.  The Redskins have a 2-2 record when playing teams in the NFC east which will be a huge factor to determine if the Redskins can make the playoffs or not.  Kirk Cousins has thrown 18 touchdowns and only 11 interceptions.  He leads the league with completing 69.2% of his passes and an overall quarterback rating of 93.2.  The Redskins may have finally found a franchise quarterback to lead the team for years to come.

The Future looks bright for the Redskins under new General manager Scot McCloughan and a young Offensive Line that is continuing to improve after drafting Brandon Scherff with 5th overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.  The Redskins head into Philadelphia this week to play the Eagles which could determine whether or not the Washington Redskins will make the playoffs in 2015.  Regardless if the team makes the playoffs or not, this season has been promising for the future of the franchise.