Top Ten Best Washington Football Team Players Going Into the 2021 NFL SeasonI have a lot of confidence in this team, to be honest. They have the talent, good coaching, and an average quarterback. Maybe not a Super Bowl contending team, but one that could make some noise during the season. Here, we are looking at the top ten best Washington Football Team players going into the 2021 NFL season.
For the second straight year, the first-team All-Pro right guard will be playing on the franchise tag. Will Washington eventually extend him? They'd better do so, because beyond him, their offensive line depth is thin.
The Defensive Rookie of the Year is coming into his second season looking to become a superstar at defensive end. He was already amazing to begin with last season, but he can get even better.
When we talk about underrated receivers, one of them would definitely have to be McLaurin. He has essentially carried the receiving corps of Washington for the past two seasons. He has played at a Pro Bowl level as well. This season, Ryan Fitzpatrick might be the best quarterback who has thrown to him in his career.
Allen is just one of the many stalwarts on Washington's elite defensive line. Playing alongside Daron Payne in the interior, he wreaks havoc while also stopping the run. If Washington can afford it, he should be extended soon.
Drafting Chase Young really opened things up for their other defensive end, Sweat. The two were a great duo on the defensive line, and going into his third season, Sweat is on the rise.
Gibson suffered a few injuries during his rookie season but still rushed for 795 yards and 11 touchdowns. Now recovered from turf toe, he will retain his role as the top running back in Washington's backfield.
Thomas is a former quarterback turned tight end and was basically an unknown heading into the 2020 season. By the end of the season, Thomas had established himself as Washington's best tight end and will be another target, besides McLaurin, for Ryan Fitzpatrick to throw to this season.
Payne has been quietly doing the dirty work at defensive tackle for the first three seasons of his career.
Compared to their defensive line, Washington's secondary is weak. Fuller stands out as their best corner. After spending some time with the Chiefs, Fuller returned last season and played decently well. Now he gets to play alongside free-agent signing William Jackson, helping to make this secondary better.
Free-agent wide receiver Samuel is going to get a good number of targets during the season. Playing alongside a receiver like McLaurin will open up a lot of opportunities for the former Panther.