1. Geron Christian Sr. left tackle
The regular season for both Philly and D.C. begins on September 8th at Lincoln Financial Field, and everything seen from the outside looking in tells us that Trent Williams won’t be playing for the ‘Skins. Heck, at this point, you have to ask yourself if Williams is ever going to play for them again.
That means the unenviable task of trying to protect Case Keenum’s blindside and blocking Brandon Graham, or Vinny Curry, or Derek Barnett may fall on the shoulders of Geron Christian Sr. Donald Penn is also on the roster, and there’s some speculation that he’ll start. At the time of this writing, however, Christian’s name is still at the top of the depth chart at left tackle.
He was a third-round pick of the Redskins in 2018’s NFL Draft. On Sunday, his job will be neutralizing an Eagles pass rush that we’ve heard will be one of the best in pro football.
2. Josh Norman, cornerback
Here comes a controversial statement. Not everyone believes that Josh Norman is as good as we keep hearing that he is (usually from Norman himself). Sure, he’s good, but is he really one of the best in the NFL? Well, is he?
Despite being given a Pro Bowl nod in 2015, you have to admit there were some unforgettable moments and games, but every now and again, he gets a key interception, and we’re back to hearing all of the talk about how great he is (again, normally from him).
NFL games are about matchups, and on Sunday, there will be several smaller games that are a part of a bigger one. One of which will be the Eagles’ wide receivers against the Redskins’ cover guys. Norman’s job will be neutralizing Alshon Jeffery or DeSean Jackson or whoever else lines up across from him.
We should learn how good Norman is quick.