Washington Redskins Depth Chart
- NFC East
- FedEx Field
- Head Coach
- Ron Rivera
- Offensive Coordinator
- Scott Turner
- Defensive Coordinator
- Jack Del Rio
- Special Teams Coach
- Nate Kazcor
- Defensive Scheme
The NFL was hoping to start training camp on July 28, but the league and the players' union have not agreed on dates of reporting to camp or prior dates for testing of COVID-19, according to a source. Most importantly, the two sides need to agree on what the testing protocols will be as players arrive to their respective training sites. As we've seen with Major League Baseball, there have been some hiccups related to testing protocols and in getting test results back in a timely manner so that players can continue working out. There will surely be players that aren't comfortable with playing a season during a pandemic, which will lead to notable players opting out of the 2020 campaign.
There's not much optimism that the Washington Redskins will reach a long-term deal with right guard Brandon Scherff before the July 15 deadline to sign players on the franchise tag, according to a source. If he plays the 2020 season on the tag, he'll make $15.03 million. Washington would like to keep Scherff around for the long haul, though, especially after he has made three Pro Bowls in his five-year career. Especially with teams being more hesitant to shell out long-term deals amid the coronavirus pandemic, it doesn't appear to be in the cards for Scherff this year. Another reason the team isn't stoked on handing him a big extension is the fact that he's played in just 19 games the last two seasons and hasn't played a full season since 2016.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Emanuel Hall (Achilles) announced on Instagram that he tore his Achilles while working out and is expected to miss the 2020 season. Hall, an undrafted free agent out of Missouri, previously had stints with the Bears and Buccaneers practice squads but has yet to appear in an NFL game. The speedster had an opportunity to crack the 53-man roster in Washington this year, the Redskins receiver depth chart is thin behind Terry McLaurin.
Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. was praised for his arm strength by Doug Williams, the senior vice president of player development. In a radio interview, the former Super Bowl MVP said Haskins has the best arm strength of any quarterback to be drafted in the last two seasons. That's high praise considering some of the QB prospects that have entered the league, and it should be taken as a vote of confidence that the team views Haskins as their franchise QB. Haskins needs to master the mental aspect of playing QB in the NFL, but he has been praised by coaches for his understanding of the offense despite an unusual offseason. Haskins enters 2020 as a low-end QB2 in fantasy but could enter the streaming conversation if he makes strides in Year 2.
Washington Redskins rookie edge rusher Chase Young earned high praise from head coach Ron Rivera, who called the rookie a "mini-version" of former All-Pro Julius Peppers. Rivera also compared Young to Von Miller, who has been the premier pass-rusher in the NFL and was named a member of the 2010's All-Decade team along with Peppers. The comparisons are easy to make, as all three were the second overall pick, so the Redskins expect big things from Young, who Rivera coveted since being named Washington's head coach. Young had 16.5 sacks in 12 games for Ohio State last season and will add to a pass rush that also includes Ryan Kerrigan and Montez Sweat, giving the Redskins Defense streamer appeal in fantasy in addition to Young's upside in IDP leagues.