Washington Redskins 2016 Team Report and Odds
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Last Season Recap
The 2015 season was a pleasant surprise for Washington Redskins who enjoy betting on NFL. Not only did the team improve on its 4-12 record from 2014 – winning the NFC East division with a 9-7 record and returning to the postseason for the first time since 2012 (though they lost the Wild Card round to the Green Bay Packers) – but it was also a breakthrough season for QB Kirk Cousins. Robert Griffin’s backup was the named the starting QB when RG3 suffered a concussion during the preseason, and never looked back. Cousins started all 16 games of the regular season, and went 379 of 543 (69.8%) for 4,166 yards and 29 TDs, in process setting several franchise and league records.
The 2016 season will be the Washington Redskins’ 84th in the NFL, and the third with head coach Jay Gruden. In light of the above-mentioned events, the team was all too happy to release Griffin (now with the Cleveland Browns) and use the non-exclusive franchise tag on Cousins that doubled as a one-year, $20 million contract – no doubt pleasing their fans who like to spend some time at a football betting site betting on NFL. Additionally, the Redskins signed defensive end Kendall Reyes from the SD Chargers, safety David Bruton from the Denver Broncos, ILB Terrence Garvin from the Steelers, tight end Vernon Davis from the Denver Broncos, CB Greg Toler from Indianapolis Colts, OLB Cody Booth from the Jaguars, and CB Josh Norman from the Panthers. In the 2016 draft, Washington selected 22nd overall pick in the first round wide receiver Josh Doctson. Other picks included CB Kendall Fuller, QB Nate Sudfield, LB Steven Daniels, and running back Keith Marshall.
What to Expect
Following the success of last season, Washington Redskins fans who like betting on NFL have great expectations for this team. For example, continuing their winning streak – not counting playoffs and preseason – and riding it to an at least 12-win regular season. An even higher expectation would be for the Skins to win a second straight NFC East division title – which has not been done since the four-time division champions the 2004 Philadelphia Eagles. Make no mistake, though; the NY Giants and the Dallas Cowboys will do their damndest to keep that from happening. Finally, could the fans expect Kirk Cousins to at least appear in the MVP picture? Even if he has his eyes closed when the picture is taken. The QB finished the 2015 season with the highest completion percentage (74.7) in home games in the history of the league. Cousins also became the second coming of Sonny Jourgensen, with at least four passing touchdowns in three or more games in one season, and 29 passing touchdowns. This is all to say that if he is able to keep up the excellent work, there really should be no reason for him not to be mentioned in the same breath as Brady, Newton, Romo, and Roethlisberger.
Odds to win Super Bowl 51: +4750