The Washington Redskins have already made some big changes this offseason by bringing in Ron Rivera to be their new head coach. This has been a team that has been the laughing stock of the NFL for the last few years, but it feels like they finally might be turning the corner.
The Redskins will face an uphill battle to be a playoff team next season, but with a big draft and some key free-agent signings, maybe they could sneak in. Let’s breakdown three players the Redskins should target during free agency.
Eric Ebron – Tight End
The Redskins have some major needs this offseason at tight end. Vernon Davis is set to be a free agent and Jordan Reed could be cut because of all of his injury issues.
Eric Ebron is a big-bodied target that would be perfect for Dwayne Haskins. Ebron wasn’t as strong this season but he still finished the year catching 31 passes for 375 yards and three touchdowns. His drops are always an issue, but his talent’s still something the Redskins need.
They also could be looking at multiple options at tight ends and a guy like Jacob Hollister would make a lot of sense.
A.J. Green – Wide Receiver
The Redskins’ receiving corps also had a lot of production during the 2019 season all things considered, but they still need to find a true number one. A.J. Green seems to always be dealing with injuries which is a big issue, but when he’s on the field he is great.
During the 2017 season, Green caught 75 passes for 1,078 yards and eight touchdowns. Getting Haskins big-time targets is going to be key for his production going forward.
Even if the team can’t land Green, there are plenty of receivers that would be a big boost to the offense.
Tre Boston – Safety
This isn’t the first time that Redskins fans have wanted Tre Boston, but maybe this is the first year it’s actually a possibility of happening. Boston is one of the better safeties in the league and if he doesn’t decide to re-sign with the Carolina Panthers, it would make a lot of sense for Washington to go after him.
Rivera is very familiar with Boston and that could be enough to get convince him to sign. The Redskins need a lot more depth at safety and Boston would make a lot of sense and there is also little risk when signing a one year deal with any player.