Jamin Davis

NFL preview magazines optimistic on Washington’s chances in 2021


The Washington Football Team is on an upward trajectory, according to the nation’s top NFL preview periodicals.

For the Washington Football Team, 2020 was a year unlike any other in franchise history. The team tried to shake off an embarrassing 3-13 campaign in 2019 by hiring head coach Ron Rivera last January. A couple months later the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States. Over last summer, the organization retired its Redskins nickname and faced a slew of sexual harassment allegations while owner Daniel Snyder was embroiled in a legal battle with his ownership partners. Not long after, Rivera was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer. All that and the team hadn’t even played a down of football yet.

A 2-7 start eventually led to a 7-9 campaign and a surprising division title in the lowly NFC East with Washington ultimately falling to the eventual Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers at FedEx Field in the Wild Card round.



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For the fifth straight year, the Washington Football Team went defense in the first round, selecting Kentucky linebacker Jamin Davis to man the middle and play behind one of the best defensive lines in the league. The team picked its likely long-term answer at left tackle, added secondary and defensive end depth, selected a couple thousand-yard receivers, drafted a blocking tight end to compliment starter Logan Thomas and found its Nick Sundberg replacement at long snapper.

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