Washington Redskins Depth Chart
- FedEx Field
- Head Coach
- Ron Rivera
- Offensive Coordinator
- Scott Turner
- Defensive Coordinator
- Jack Del Rio
- Special Teams Coach
- Defensive Scheme
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The Washington Redskins are hiring ex-Panthers assistant Scott Turner as their new offensive coordinator on Tuesday, according to a source. This move doesn't come as a huge surprise, as Turner served as the quarterbacks coach under new Redskins head coach Ron Rivera when he was in Carolina. Turner was then promoted to offensive coordinator when Rivera was fired midseason. He'll have his work cut out for him in D.C. for a rebuilding franchise. His task will be to improve young quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Receivers Terry McLaurin and Steven Sims Jr. could be special but are still very raw.
The Washington Redskins are making former Panthers coach Ron Rivera their new head coach by giving him a five-year deal, according to sources. The deal is expected to become official when the Redskins announce it on Wednesday. Rivera was one of the most coveted coaches around the league when he was let go by the Panthers this year, and it's a bit surprising that someone of his stature would go to a team that is in need of a rebuild. But Washington has a young quarterback in place (Dwayne Haskins) that Rivera can help mold, and also two impressive young receivers in Terry McLaurin and Steven Sims Jr. Rivera's biggest contribution, though, may be in rebuilding Washington's defense.
Washington Redskins quarterback Case Keenum completed 18 of 37 passes for 206 yards against the Cowboys on Sunday, with a touchdown and a pick to round out his line. The final week of 2019 was just about business as usual for Keenum, as he never quite excelled in an admittedly poor Redskins offense. Time will tell what's next for the veteran journeyman, as he is set to become a free agent. Neither he nor Dwayne Haskins played consistently well enough to guarantee themselves a starting role next year, but Haskins at least has youth on his side in a rebuilding organization. If Keenum winds up leaving Washington and joining a team with a more attractive collection of skill players, his future value would get a lift. Then again, it'd be surprising to see him win a starting job in Week 1 no matter what team he's with.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. capped off a promising end to the season with five catches for 81 yards and a touchdown against the Cowboys on Sunday. It was Sims' third consecutive game with at least five catches and a touchdown, a nice high note on which to head into the offseason. How the Redskins ultimately decide to frame their future, particularly because they own the second overall pick in the 2020 draft, remains to be seen. One thing would seem to be self-evident enough that it can't be ignored, however, which is that this team desperately needs a competent passing attack. If Sims' end-of-season surge was an indication of what he's capable of when he sees the appropriate amount of opportunity and playing time, the Redskins should be looking to give him a more prominent role going forward. If so, he isn't the worst guy to keep an eye on as a late-round flier in 2020 fantasy drafts.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson went for 78 yards on 13 carries against the Cowboys to end the 2019 season. The best way to recap his second year with the Redskins would be to say that he did the best he could with what he had. Peterson served as Washington's featured back for most of the year, with oft-injured youngster Derrius Guice struggling to stay on the field. For the most part, he produced at around the clip you'd hope for from a 34-year old running back with the football equivalent of 150,000 miles on his engine. On a better team, the level of opportunity Peterson saw on a weekly basis may have yielded a mid-range RB2 fantasy season. It's clear that Peterson still has enough left in the tank to be a serviceable contributor in the NFL, and the Redskins possess a team option on him for 2020. With Guice missing nearly all of his first two NFL seasons due to injury, it wouldn't be astounding to see the Redskins keep Peterson around to help out in the backfield, assuming he wants to continue playing.