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NFL offseason wish list: The Washington Football Team

Washington could be surprisingly good in 2019.

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Welcome to our fantasy football wish lists where we’re going through each NFL team and listing three things we’d love to see them do this offseason for fantasy reasons (but also real football reasons).

Through Week 10, Jay Gruden and company had a 2-game lead in the NFC East. In Week 11, with a little less than 8 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter, Kareem Jackson picked up his lone sack of the season by taking down Alex Smith for a 13-yard loss. Smith suffered a brutal broken leg on the play, and Washington went 1-6 for the remainder of the season.

Just as quickly as things went south last year, Washington can right the ship and make playoff run if they do these 3 things this offseason.

Ring around the Rosen

Washington doesn’t have a ton of cap space, but they could make a few cuts and free up a lot of cap space. That should leave plenty of room to pay for Josh Rosen’s measly contract AND one of the big free agent linemen like tackle Trenton Brown or maybe upgrade at Guard with Rodger Saffold.

Derry Guice is actually really good…

That’s the best pun to come out of the workshop for this one.

I believed in Derrius Guice going in to 2018, and I still believe in him after his preseason ACL tear. While an ACL tear is not something to take lightly, we’re seeing more and more players come back strong from this injury. Jay Gruden needs to make Guice a 350 touch back in 2019.

Crowd the receiver corps

Now that we’ve traded for Rosen and signed a big O-line piece, Washington needs to stock the receiver room. You start with resigning Jamison Crowder, and then you go get a field stretcher like John Brown or Tyrell Williams.