Ron Rivera reveals Ryan Kerrigan is part of Redskins’ plans for 2020
The Washington Redskins have an exciting defense. That includes a great pass rush, that could be even better by the time the 2020 season starts.
The reason for that is simple, Chase Young. Washington has the number two overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. And many believe with that selection, they will take Young.
The pass rusher out of Ohio State University, he is widely believed to be the best prospect in the entire draft.
Many already believe Young will be one of the better pass rushers in the NFL the moment he enters. Comparing him to the Bosa’s, even going as far as saying he’s better.
If the Redskins do indeed take Young though, they will have a surplus at the position.
Washington will have Montez Sweat, Jonathan Allen, Da’Ron Payne, Matthew Ioannidis, Tim Settle, Ryan Anderson and Ryan Kerrigan (as well as others). Due to that, many have wondered if Kerrigan is in future plans.
Head coach Ron Rivera put it simply though, Kerrigan is indeed part of their 2020 plans.
Ron Rivera tells me that Ryan Kerrigan is part of the Redskins plan for 2020
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) February 27, 2020
Kerrigan has been with the team since he was drafted in the first round (16th overall) back in 2011.
He had the worst season of his career in 2019 though. The 31-year-old failed to play in all 16 games for the first time in his NFL career, playing in 12. In that time, he had a career-low 5.5 sacks.
That, coupled with the money he’s owed, made many believe Kerrigan was the odd man out. Meanwhile, others believe his experience would come in handy. It also helps that he can still clearly produce at a solid level.
It looks like that’s the way Rivera sees it at least. Kerrigan can still put up some decent numbers, and when healthy could be back to his 10-plus sack ways.
Does this mean the Redskins have different plans for the draft though? Or that they are considering moving someone else? Or could it just mean they want to have an absolutely loaded pass rushing unit heading into 2020?