The Washington Football Team shocked a lot of people by winning the NFC East division crown last season. A lot of the team's success was thanks to their defense, which held opponents to just 20.6 points per game (4th). On the other hand, Washington scored an average of 20.9 points (25th), which needs to improve if the organization wants to see more success in 2021.
Fortunately for WFT fans, their team has improved its offense over the offseason by adding pieces like veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and wideout Curtis Samuel, Terry McLaurin's former college teammate. Now, running back Antonio Gibson is warning the rest of the NFL that Washington's offense is "going to be something to deal with."
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One reason that Washington's offense should be better next season is because of Fitzpatrick. While Alex Smith's 2020 comeback was inspirational, he's not at the stage in his career anymore where he could take them to the next level. Meanwhile, even at 38 years old, Fitzpatrick has still shown that he has a powerful arm. Over his two-year stint with the Miami Dolphins, he recorded 5,620 passing yards and 33 touchdowns to 21 interceptions in 24 appearances. Fitzpatrick's ability to throw the deep ball and the other new offensive pieces have Gibson excited about the 2021 campaign.
"We got a lot of weapons, I feel like we got a lot of deep threats and that's going to do nothing but open it up for me and for the offense."- Antonio Gibson
After an impressive rookie showing last season, Washington is hoping that Gibson can take it to the next level in 2021. The former Memphis Tiger finished his first NFL campaign with 1,042 total yards from scrimmage and 11 touchdowns. He only fumbled the ball twice all season while recording 2 drops, which shows that he had decent ball security as a rookie.
However, there is a bit of a roadblock when it comes to Washington winning the NFC East once again next season. FanDuel Sportsbook is currently favoring the Dallas Cowboys at +110 odds to win the division, while WFT has the 2nd-best shot at +260. Washington's odds to win the Super Bowl currently sit at +5000 (T-22nd).
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