Washington Football Team Depth Chart
- NFC East
- FedEx Field
- Head Coach
- Ron Rivera
- Offensive Coordinator
- Scott Turner
- Defensive Coordinator
- Jack Del Rio
- Special Teams Coach
- Nate Kaczor
- Defensive Scheme
Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees missed four games in his final NFL season in 2020 due to broken ribs and a collapsed lung, but the future Hall of Famer said he only felt right in Week 4 against the Detroit Lions. "I only really felt good in one game, from the perspective of, I had all the tools in my toolbox," Brees said. Brees also mentioned a plantar fascia tear, damage to his shoulder and an abdominal issue that he dealt with most of the season. Despite his limitations, Brees played through his injuries and got it done for the team, but it was obvious that he couldn't make all the necessary throws at the end of his career. The 42-year-old was one of the best to play the game at his position, and the Saints will move forward with some combination of Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill in 2021.
Former Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith has retired from the NFL. Smith, the former No. 1 overall pick for the 49ers, spent 16 seasons in the NFL. The most notable part of his WFT tenure was a devastating leg injury in 2018 that put Smith's NFL future -- and his life, at one point -- in doubt. Smith's miraculous comeback last season saw him start six games for Washington, going 5-1 as a starter. He threw for 1,582 yards and six touchdowns while completing 66.7 percent of his passes, but Smith also threw eight interceptions. His retirement shouldn't come as a huge surprise, especially with his starting role in Washington gone after the team signed Ryan Fitzpatrick.
The Washington Football Team has waived running back Bryce Love. Love's NFL career has gotten off to a rocky start following an ACL tear in college, as he's yet to see any game action in the NFL through two seasons. There's some clear talent here with Love if he's able to come back healthy, but it's definitely worth questioning if that ever happens. The 23-year-old will end up on a roster somewhere in training camp, but it might be a long shot for him to land on an opening day roster in 2021. He's still worth a roster spot in deep dynasty leagues but can be dropped in all other formats.
The Washington Football Team holds the 19th overall pick in this year's NFL draft, and they may not be done adding to the quarterback position despite bringing in veteran signal-caller Ryan Fitzpatrick this offseason. General manager Martin Mayhew said that the team is open to trading up or back from the 19th overall pick. Fitzpatrick gives the team a legitimate starting quarterback for the 2021 season, even if he doesn't have the upside of a top-tier draft prospect at the position. Washington has done their research on the QB prospects in this year's draft and could be in play to trade up to take the fifth quarterback that's expected to go in the first round this year. If they pass up a QB in the first round, Washington could also decide to go with a quarterback in the second round.
The Washington Football Team signed former Tulane basketball player Sammis Reyes to an undisclosed deal on Tuesday. Reyes finds his way to the NFL through the International Player Pathway Program (IPP). He grew up in Chile before moving to the United States at 14 years old. Reyes decided to turn his attention to football when his childhood dream of playing in the NBA didn't come to fruition. He spent the past 10 weeks training with 10 other NFL hopefuls at IMG Academy in Florida before impressing at Florida's Pro Day on March 31. The 25-year-old won't be guaranteed a spot on the active roster, and he'll be competing with Temarrick Hemingway, Marcus Baugh, Tyrone Swoopes and Dylan Cantrell to back up Logan Thomas at the position.