5 Redskins depth chart positions that should change by Week 1

KD Drummond

Colt McCoy is QB1.

Let that sink in for a moment. Despite suffering with a broken leg through the offseason work, the veteran backup has emerged as the clubhouse leader at quarterback for Jay Gruden's Washington Redskins. It makes sense, despite most thinking the competition will end up being between Case Keenum and Dwayne Haskins.

McCoy is the only of the three who has experience in Gruden's offense, and as such he should serve as a guide for the new guys. If he's still on this perch in two weeks, then eyebrows should definitely be raised.

It's elsewhere on the depth chart that provides some interest. In total, I count 5 positions  that will most likely have a different player penned in as starter by the time Week 1 rolls around.

LT Geron Christian vs Donald Penn

I don't even know if Penn will be the final veteran addition here, but I don't think Christian is the starter vs Philadelphia.

LG Ereck Flowers vs Wes Martin

There's no way on God's, or whatever you do or don't believe in, green earth that Flowers is in someone's starting lineup Week 1. Not on purpose.

RB Adrian Peterson vs Derrius Guice

With what Guice brings to the table as a pass catcher, and his upside, he could easily dethrone Peterson here. This might be the closest battle of them all and that's a good thing because running the rock is going to be paramount to Washington's success this year. 

QB Colt McCoy vs Dwayne Haskins vs Case Keenum

I still think Dan Snyder makes this decision and not the coaches, and if that's the case, the new era of Redskins football begins Week 1. 

SLB Ryan Anderson vs Montez Sweat

Sweat was a Top 7 player in this year's draft despite his tumble, and he's looked every bit the part in training camp, according to most every report.

Here's a look at the complete depth chart, released Monday.


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Landa Walker-Ickes
Landa Walker-Ickes


That Montez Sweat vs Ryan Anderson battle is a no brainer! Sweat is about that action boss!