Thursday, September 10, 2020

Washington Football Team announces five captains ahead of 2020 season


by Jacob Camenker

16 hours ago


The Washington Football Team announced their five captains ahead of the 2020 season.

With the start of the 2020 NFL season just days away, the Washington Football Team made an important announcement. They confirmed who their five captains for the season would be.

In an official announcement via the team’s Twitter account, the captains were revealed. Dwayne Haskins and Brandon Scherff will be offensive captains. Jonathan Allen and Landon Collins will be captains on the defensive side of the ball. And on special teams Deshazor Everett will be the captain.

The most notable of the choices is clearly Haskins. The second-year player is entering his first season as the full-time starting quarterback and needs to emerge as a team leader as well as a solid player in order to lock down the job moving forward. He has already checked off the boxes for improving during the offseason and emerging as a leader, so now all he has to do is perform well on the field.

Scherff is a sensible captain as well. He is the best offensive lineman on the team and he is also one of the longest-tenured players on offense. He should be a solid leader and perhaps naming him a captain will convince the pending free agent to stick around, especially since he has already spoken about wanting to finish his career in Washington.

Allen and Collins make sense on the defensive side of the ball. Allen may be young, but he has already emerged as a vocal leader on the defense. He has also been productive as a defensive lineman and should be a great option to lead this unit moving forward. The same can be said for Collins, the highest-paid defensive player on the team who plays hard and has an All-Pro ceiling.

Finally, Everett has long been a special teams producer for Washington and has been the special teams captain for a few seasons now. With him firmly entrenched as a member of this team, keeping him in that role makes a ton of sense, especially considering the amount of young special teams contributors Washington already has.

We’ll see if these captains can help the team mature and grow into the culture that Ron Rivera is establishing. They seem like the proper choices at this time and so long as they bring passion and energy into their roles, Washington should be in good hands.

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