Redskins superfan Matthew McConaughey opens up about his beloved team’s direction
The Washington Redskins have struggled to provide much optimism in recent years, but Matthew McConaughey believes the team is heading in the right direction. Following the 2020 NFL Draft, McConaughey shared his approval for what the Redskins have done this offseason.
“I like where we’re heading,” McConaughey said, via Redskins.com. “We’ve needed to make a change, and I think we’re really now on our way.”
After going 3-13 in 2019, Washington underwent quite a few changes from top to bottom. For starters, the Redskins finally parted ways with Bruce Allen — the team’s president for the past six seasons. Before becoming president, Allen also served as the team’s executive vice president and general manager.
Besides moving on from Allen, the Redskins fired Jay Gruden during the 2019 season, leaving a vacancy at the head coach position. Washington’s vacant head coaching job wouldn’t stay empty for long, with the team hiring Ron Rivera in hopes he can right the ship. Similar to most fans, McConaughey believes Rivera can help Washington emerge from the depths of irrelevancy.
“This is a chance for us to get back in that conversation,” McConaughey said. “We are now saying, ‘Hey, we’re going to build a dynasty again’…and Hail Redskins.”
For the past four seasons, the Redskins have fallen short of reaching the playoffs. In addition, they’ve compiled a less-than-ideal 25-38-1 record in that four-year span.
But with the team’s overhaul on the roster and on the coaching staff, there is a glimmer of hope for the future. If Washington can finally begin winning games again, more celebrities that are die-hard Redskins fans — like McConaughey will begin to make appearances on gameday.