3 reasons Eagles shouldn’t fear Cam Newton possibly joining Redskins

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3. Redskins appear to still be in rebuilding mode

As disappointing as it was for the Redskins to win just three games all of last season, at least this resulted in Washington earning the No. 2 pick in the draft to land arguably the top defender from this year’s draft class in Chase Young.

Even though the Ohio State standout still has plenty to prove during his transition to the NFL, there’s no question that Young is the kind of player who can help a franchise take a major step in the right direction.

Of course, as exciting as it is for Washington to add Young on the defensive side of the football, a young defender and the rest of the defense can only do so much on their own without the proper support on the other side of the football.

While the Redskins saw plenty of excitement at times throughout last season with rookie Dwayne Haskins and Terry McLaurin, the offense at least still needs more help before this team can officially be viewed as a serious threat.

And while it would obviously be great for Washington to see someone like Newton joining the offense to help the unit take another proper step in the right direction, this would be far from the case for the Redskins.