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.
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).
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
|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)
Super Bowl championships (3)
1982 (XVII), 1987 (XXII), 1991 (XXVI)
|Official website||Washington Football Team|
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