Washington Redskins: Players to Watch for the 2014 Season
The Washington Redskins, name controversy aside, have a strong, talented roster, and the team is looking to have a great upcoming season. Get your Washington Redskins tickets and watch out for these outstanding Skins players.
Robert Griffin III: Griffin, number 10, is relatively new to the Redskins. Drafted as the number two pick in 2012, he quickly became a star quarterback, winning the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award. He led the Redskins to finish the 2012 season on a seven-game winning streak, and carried them to the playoffs for the first time since 2007. The 2013 season, however, saw Griffin perform below expectations, and he failed to play the last three games of the season due to injuries. Griffin is injury prone, but he has a lot of potential to perform well this season.
Ryan Kerrigan: Kerrigan, number 91, was drafted in 2011 as the sixteenth pick. As an outside linebacker, he started in all sixteen games in the 2011 season and boasted 63 tackles. Kerrigan also had a stellar 2012 season, intercepting a pass and scoring a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5. After starting every game in the 2013 season, he underwent surgery for a torn lateral meniscus. If Griffin is completely recovered from surgery, he should again return to a great season.
Pierre Garcon: Garcon, number 88, started with the Washington Redskins as a wide receiver in 2012 after three years with the Indianapolis Colts. His 2012 season was plagued with foot injuries, but during the first half of the season, he still recorded a respectable 109 yards with four receptions and one touchdown. Griffin ended an excellent 2013 season with a career high 1,346 yards, and he broke the Redskins’ franchise record of season receptions with 113.
Alfred Morris: Morris, number 46, was selected by the Redskins in the sixth round of the 2012 draft. As a running back, he had a fantastic rookie year, rushing 1,613 yards for the season (the third-highest ever in a rookie year). He was named Rookie of the Week twice by the NFL. Morris’ 2013 season still saw moderate success. His 1,275 yards rushed ranked fourth in the NFL for the season, and he was selected for the 2014 Pro Bowl. Morris has the potential to be a great asset to the Redskins this upcoming season.
DeSean Jackson: Jackson, number 1, is new to the Redskins this year, after being released from the Philadelphia Eagles. As a wide receiver for the Eagles, he played in the Pro Bowl three times. He boasts receiving yards of 1,167, 1,056, and 1,332 for the 2009, 2010, and 2013 seasons, respectively. He struggled with injuries and sportsmanship issues in 2011 and 2012, but he had a great 2013 season and will hopefully continue his success with the Redskins this upcoming season.