The Washington Football Team surprised the football world last season when they finished at the top of the NFC East with a 7-9 record.
While there's no guarantee that the division will be bad enough for a sub-.500 team to win it again in 2021, there's hope for the Washington Football Team to improve on their performance. After all, they only lost to the eventual Super Bowl Champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, by eight points in the Wild Card round.
With that being said, here are the three best offseason moves that Wasington has made so far.
3. Signing William Jackson III
Washington had one of the better defenses in the NFL last season, but it improved, even more, when the team signed William Jackson III to a three-year, $40.5 million contract. Jackson had an interception and 11 pass deflections last season and was seen as one of the top available cornerbacks this offseason. He also had an overall PFF grade of 71.4 in 2020.
2. Signing Curtis Samuel
Curtis Samuel entered free agency as one of the more sought-after players because of his versatility. He'll be able to do it all for Washington going forward, whether that's catching or rushing. Not only did the 24-year-old have 851 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns in 2020, but he also added 200 yards and another score on the ground. To further excite Washington fans, Samuel was teammates with Terry McLaurin at Ohio State.
1. Signing Ryan Fitzpatrick
With speedy players like McLaurin and Samuel running around the field for Washington, the team needed a true gunslinger. Look no further than Ryan Fitzpatrick. The 38-year-old was rumored to be contemplating retirement, but he's back for another season. In 2020, Fitzpatrick threw for 2,091 yards and 13 touchdowns across nine games for the Miami Dolphins. With an arm like he has, he should have no issues getting the ball to Washington's offensive weapons.
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