3 Redskins Players in Danger of Losing Their Starting Jobs in the 2020 NFL Season

Zach Brunner
Three Redskins in danger of losing their starting jobs in 2020.
Three Redskins in danger of losing their starting jobs in 2020. / Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images
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After finishing 3-13 last season, the Washington Redskins look to have finally taken steps to move the franchise in the right direction, hiring the established, respected Ron Rivera as their new head coach.

While expectations aren't exactly high for Washington in 2020, Ron Rivera will be looking to establish a new culture, which could lead a lot of turnover on the roster. With the team likely playing for the future, these are three players most in danger of losing their starting job.

1. Adrian Peterson, RB

Adrian Peterson is heading into his 14th NFL season.
Adrian Peterson is heading into his 14th NFL season. / Patrick Smith/Getty Images

At 35 years old, Adrian Peterson is heading into his 14th NFL season. He has played well for Washington these past two years, averaging over 4.1 yards per carry in each season, which is a mark he hadn't hit since 2015. Peterson has carried the ball an average of nearly 15 times per game in Washington, but one would think that number goes down as he gets older. Washington also has talented young backs in Derrius Guice and Antonio Gibson, who could both push Peterson for his job.

2. Kelvin Harmon, WR

Kelvin Harmon started half of his games as a rookie.
Kelvin Harmon started half of his games as a rookie. / Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images

Kelvin Harmon started half of his games as a rookie, totaling just 22.8 receiving yards per game. While Washington didn't bring in many veteran options, someone like Antonio Gandy-Golden, a 2020 fourth-round pick, could push Harmon for playing time.

3. Jeremy Sprinkle, TE

Jeremy Sprinkle started 13 games for Washington last season.
Jeremy Sprinkle started 13 games for Washington last season. / Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Rivera was reportedly interested in adding Greg Olsen, but there was a mixup in the messaging, as Olen opted to go to Seattle, Washington instead. The oft-injured Jordan Reed is gone, Vernon Davis retired and that leaves Jeremy Sprinkle as the team's likely starter. After failing to take advantage of increased playing opportunity last season, with just 241 receiving yards across 13 starts (16 games), Sprinkle isn't a surefire bet to end the season as the team's starter.


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