Washington Football Team

Washington Football Team: News, Schedule, Roster, Score, Injury Report

The Washington Football Team entered the professional football ranks as the Boston Braves for the 1932 season. A year later they changed their name to the Redskins. This stuck for 86 seasons and the powers that be opted to keep the name well into the twenty-first century. 

Washington renamed their football team ahead of the NFL 2020 season. The new name, Washington Football Team, will be a placeholder for the upcoming season as the decision-makers pick a more permanent name. 

The team moved south to Washington DC in 1937 and achieved instant success. They claimed the NFL Championship by beating the Chicago Bears. However, just three seasons later, they got walloped in the championship game by the same opponent. 

The 73-0 humbling remains professional football’s most one-sided result. The Washington Redskins as they were known kept winning before an alarming collapse in the mid-1940s. 

They remained away from the playoffs for 26 seasons. After 24 seasons of no playoffs, the franchise roped in Green Bay Packers legend Vincent Lombardi to help the side turn things around. 

Lombardi had helped the Wisconsin based franchise to back to back Super Bowl wins. The Washington Football Team head into the 2020 NFL season with the second-worst record in the 2019 NFL season. They won just three games and earned the second overall draft pick. 

The franchise drafted prospect Chase Young; they hired coach Ron Rivera to help turn things around. Furthermore, despite the name change, the team has retained its uniform colors of Burgundy and Gold. 

In a stacked NFL East division alongside the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, and Philadelphia Eagles, the newly renamed Washington Football Team will have its work cut out. 

Washington Football Team Owner

Advertising executive Daniel Snyder serves as principal owner of the Washington Football Team. He purchased the team for $800 million ahead of the 1999 NFL season, where they finished atop the NFC East. 

Washington Football Team Achievements

The Washington Football Team boasts of five NFL season-ending game wins, including three wins in the Super Bowl era. All three Super Bowl wins came in a 10-year span between 1982 to 1991.

In this spell, they attempted to join a select few teams to have retained the trophy. However, they came up short in the 1983 Super Bowl and had to be content with being NFC Champions. They claimed the NFC title on five occasions and have won their respective division on 14 occasions. 

Washington Football Team has featured 24 times in the playoffs with their latest postseason appearance coming for the 2015 NFL season. 

Three players have clinched the NFL regular season MVP in a Washington NFL jersey. These are Larry Brown (1972), Mark Moseley (1982), and Joe Theismann (1983). 

Logo

The Washington franchise has had multiple logos in their tenure as an NFL team. Under their previous name, the team had a variety of logos. 

Most of the designs depicted a native American within a circle. However, after the logo and name controversy that prompted the team to change their name, the franchise opted to take time before rebranding themselves in earnest. As a result, they opted to rename themselves as the Washington Football Team. 

Their logo is basically the letter ‘W’ written in gold font with a burgundy background. This indicates that the team will do its best to keep its colors despite a new name, which will come soon. 

Washington Football Team 2020 Roster

The Washington Football Team has a 53-player roster for the 2020 NFL season. This comprises three quarterbacks, three running backs, six wide receivers, three tight ends, nine offensive linemen, nine defensive linemen, seven linebackers, ten defensive backs, and three special teams players. 

Quarterbacks 8 Kyle Allen

 7 Dwayne Haskins

11 Alex Smith

Running Backs 34 Peyton Barber

24 Antonio Gibson

41 J. D. McKissic

Wide Receivers 10 Antonio Gandy-Golden

80 Dontrelle Inman

17 Terry McLaurin

89 Cam Sims

15 Steven Sims RS

83 Isaiah Wright

Tight Ends 85 Marcus Baugh

87 Jeremy Sprinkle

82 Logan Thomas

Offensive linemen 77 Saahdiq Charles T

74 Geron Christian T

60 Keith Ismael C

78 Cornelius Lucas T

67 Wes Martin G

76 Morgan Moses T

73 Chase Roullier C

72 David Sharpe T

71 Wes Schweitzer G

Defensive linemen 52 Ryan Anderson DE

93 Jonathan Allen DT

91 Ryan Kerrigan DE

59 Nate Orchard DE

94 Daron Payne DT

97 Tim Settle DT

96 James Smith-Williams DE

90 Montez Sweat DE

99 Chase Young DE

Linebackers 53 Jon Bostic MLB

58 Thomas Davis Sr. OLB

51 Shaun Dion Hamilton OLB

55 Cole Holcomb MLB

47 Khaleke Hudson OLB

50 Jared Norris OLB

54 Kevin Pierre-Louis OLB

Defensive backs 30 Troy Apke FS

26 Landon Collins SS

31 Kamren Curl FS

23 Ronald Darby CB

22 Deshazor Everett SS

29 Kendall Fuller CB

32 Danny Johnson CB

25 Fabian Moreau CB

20 Jimmy Moreland CB

37 Greg Stroman CB

Special teams 3 Dustin Hopkins K

57 Nick Sundberg LS

 5 Tress Way P

Achievements and History

Founded 1932
President Jason Wright
Conference NFC
Division NFC East
Head Coach Ron Rivera
Location/Stadium FedEx Field, Maryland
Championships Conference championships (5)

NFC: 1972, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991

Division championships (14)

NFL Eastern: 1936, 1937, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1945

NFC East: 1972, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1999, 2012, 2015

Super Bowl NFL Championships (2)

1937, 1942

Super Bowl championships (3)

1982 (XVII), 1987 (XXII), 1991 (XXVI)

Official website Washington Football Team
Mascot N/A

 

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