3 Best Offseason Moves From the Washington Redskins
By Zach Brunner
The Washington Redskins have been an organization in some disarray for a number of years, but they have made it a point to take steps toward changing that this offseason. They made the choice to hire the respected Ron Rivera as their head coach and the well-established Jack Del Rio to be the team's defensive coordinator, hoping to bring quality football back to the nation's capital.
Along with the coaching changes, Washington has also made some quality player acquisitions this offseason. Keeping that in mind, here's a look at the three best offseason moves from the Redskins so far.
3. Franchise Tagging Brandon Scherff
The Redskins are built to be a run-first team, no matter who is at quarterback in Week 1. Tagging offensive guard Brandon Scherff helps to ensure the success of that running game too, as one of the most consistent guards in the league. But after missing 13 games over the past two seasons, Washington needs to see Scherff play a full regular season again before they can make a long-term investment.
2. Signing Thomas Davis Sr.
This signing goes along with making the Redskins a respected team once again. Thomas Davis, a 14-year veteran, will come in and start at linebacker for Washington, providing the team with someone that can be a coach on the field too. He has experience playing under Rivera from 2011-18, making three Pro Bowls. His ability to cover and play the run fills a big need on a defense that could be impressive in 2020.
1. Signing Kendall Fuller
This could be called a re-signing of sorts, agreeing to terms with cornerback Kendall Fuller, who spent his first two seasons with the organization before being traded to Kansas City. The slot corner was not as effective on his second NFL team, but the two aforementioned defensive-minded coaches know that side of the ball as well as anyone that has come through this league. Look for the 25-year-old Baltimore native to return to form.
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