Redskins Are Being Disrespected by 2020 NFL Season Win Total

Jason Schandl
Dwayne Haskins and the Washington Redskins are being disrespected by their projected 2020 win total.
Dwayne Haskins and the Washington Redskins are being disrespected by their projected 2020 win total. / Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

The Washington Redskins didn't give fans much to be excited about in 2019, stumbling to a 3-13 record. One of the few bright spots is that poor record earned them the No. 2 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Looking at the projected win totals set on FanDuel Sportsbook, Washington's over/under is at 5.0 games. That's tied for the lowest mark in the NFL, and that could be underrating Washington, despite last year's struggles.

On the offensive side of things, rookie QB Dwayne Haskins struggled, but it wasn't all bad. Washington went 2-5 over his seven starts (compared to 1-8 in the rest of their games), and at 22 years old he still has plenty of room to continue developing. He's still younger than presumed 2020 first-overall pick Joe Burrow.

Another 2019 rookie, Terry McLaurin also showed flashes of superstar upside, averaging 9.9 yards per target on 93 looks. That average put him 10th among qualifying wide receivers, despite dealing with weak QB play all year. McLaurin's continued development should help elevate Haskins.

On defense, they've already shored up the secondary by signing Kendall Fuller and Ronald Darby in free agency. They're also likely to pull the trigger on Chase Young in the draft. Young is already the favorite to win the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award, and he should step in an make an impact immediately.

This is clearly a team moving in the right direction, with things to get excited about on both sides of the ball. Being projected for the league's worst record in 2020 has to feel pretty insulting for fans in Washington.

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