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After a disappointing 3-13 season, the Redskins now have the opportunity with new head coach Ron Rivera to showcase their rebuild.

With a young and ambitious squad, and with the right development, the Redskins could be a serious contender in the NFC East in the upcoming year. With that said, here’s why the 2020-2021 season will be crucial for the future of the Redskins franchise.


Rivera’s Leadership

With the Redskins under new leadership for the 2020-2021 season, Rivera has a huge opportunity to establish a winning culture in Washington.

After taking a 2-14 Panthers team to a Super Bowl appearance along with two AP Coach of the Year titles, Ron Rivera can without a doubt establish a winning program in any culture if given the right tools.

His next biggest test will be to rebuild the Redskins franchise.


The Development of Dwayne Haskins

While many people have continued to overlook Haskins’ ability on the field, you must take into account the cards he was dealt with.

All-Pro tackle Trent Williams held out, tight ends Vernon Davis and Jordan Reed were plagued with injuries, and Washington’s receiving core became thin throughout the season.

For his development, it’s going to be important that the Redskins establish a solid and productive run and passing game. 


Young Talent

The Redskins have a lot of very young talent, so they may not see tremendous success immediately, but with great development, this franchise can be a force to reckon with in the future.

With comparisons to Jadaveon Clowney, Michael Strahan, and Von Miller, Chase Young is expected to have a huge impact on the Redskins defense this year.

Da’Ron Payne, Jonathan Allen, and Montez Sweat all had productive seasons last year, all of which are barely in their mid 20’s.

Cole Holcomb, who’s also only 23, impressed many after having a great rookie season, and their starting receiving core from last year averages at just 23 years old. 


2020 will be a huge year to see this squad develop into what could be one of the most promising franchises in the NFL.

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