Redskins 2016: what to watch for

By Kyle Wollney

The Redskins are healthy and ready for battle heading into week one of the NFL season. The biggest additions to the Redskins roster this year are former Panthers star, DB Josh Norman, and recent Super Bowl Champion and P.G. County native, TE Vernon Davis. Both players came from teams in the big game.  The question is, are the Redskins good enough to be a successful playoff team after losing in the Wild Card round to the Packers a year ago?

Can Kirk Cousins earn himself a giant contract?

After success last season, the Redskins went from being a low expectation team to a playoff competitor. Heading into the final four weeks of last season, Kirk Cousins was, statistically, the best quarterback in the league. He was named most improved player of the 2015 season, #85 on the 2016 Top 100 list, and was tagged with the team’s franchise player designation, earning him a payday of almost 20 million dollars for 2016.

The Redskins went 3-1 in the preseason, winning three straight. The team is injury free and have shown to be a consistent team.  But the Redskins always fly under the radar. In recent interviews, Kirk Cousins has made it clear that they want to be the team flying under, but consistently winning and making progress towards a Super Bowl win. Only time will tell.

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