- Super Bowl Championships: 3
- Last Super Bowl Championship: Super Bowl 26
- Claim to Fame: After opening FedEx Field in 1997, a consecutive sellout streak began which is still active today
- Claim to Shame: Handed out arguably the worst free agent contract in NFL history, when they paid Albert Haynesworth $100 million for a total of 20 games and a whole lot of headaches
The Washington Redskins have appeared in five Super Bowls with a 3-2 record, ranking fifth all-time in Super Bowl wins. The team has a long history dating back to 1932, however, suffered through years of futility in their early years.
From 1946-1970 they only managed four winning seasons and made zero playoff appearances.
As the last NFL franchise to integrate, it was even more historical when they became the first team to win a Super Bowl with an African-American quarterback. In Super Bowl 22, Doug Williams was named MVP in a 42-10 win over the Denver Broncos.
Washington has been led by some of the most successful names in coaching over the years, including Vince Lombardi and Joe Gibbs. Since 2013 Jay Gruden has been the team’s head coach and he has posted a 28-35-2 record.
2017 was Gruden’s fourth year with the team and the Redskins finished with identical 7-9 records both straight up and ATS. It was their second straight year finishing outside of playoff position.
Though the Skins finished mid-pack on offense in yards per game at 16th, the defense left much to be desired ranking 21st in yards allowed per game, and dead last in rushing defense. Some of their struggles could be attributed to a long list of injuries, ranking them near the bottom of the league in man-games lost.
The biggest change in the offseason saw the Skins trading for Kansas City Chiefs’ QB, Alex Smith. Smith will replace Kirk Cousins, who signed with the Minnesota Vikings in free agency.
Other notable additions are WR Paul Richardson, LB Pernell McPhee, CB Orlando Scandrick, and first-round draft pick Da’Ron Payne from Alabama to beef up their interior.