The Washington Football Team made a surprise run to the playoffs this season and could be a quarterback away from contending in the NFC.
The NFC East was an absolute mess in 2020. With no team having more than seven wins, it was truly a race at the bottom.
The NFC East is full of talent on each roster with every team having an opportunity to win the division, and even after Washington won the division in 2020 they are trending up due to their defensive talent. However, the team has positions of need heading into the 2021 offseason that they must fill in order to take full advantage of their defense.
These team needs are based on who is currently under contract for the team and the steps they need in order to move forward next season.
Washington Football Team 2021 needs: Quarterback
The revolving door known as the Washington Football Team quarterback room is quite possibly what stands between a championship contender and a lottery team.
Shocking enough, a group that opened the season with Dwayne Haskins, going to Kyle Allen, to the comeback story of Alex Smith, to the shocker of Taylor Heinicke in the playoffs won the NFC East and almost a playoff game. To say that the team could use an upgrade at the position is indeed an understatement.
It is highly unlikely that the team is able to land any of the consensus top-four in Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Zach Wilson, and Trey Lance. However, the team could look at fringe first-round prospects Mac Jones and Kyle Trask.
Another option would be for the team to target one of the few veteran quarterbacks who are set to both hit the market in free agency or someone like Matthew Stafford.
Regardless of how the team fills this position, it is the most glaring of holes on a roster that contains valuable young assets and a near-elite defense.