The Washington Redskins are transitioning from a team filled with overpaid veterans to a youthful organization growing in depth. The change began when Bruce Allen was hired as general manager, and has become solidified with the drafting of Robert Griffin III.
The addition of a franchise quarterback allows the Redskins to focus their attention and resources on acquiring and developing quality starters and backups. While the starters are the big names most fans have heard of, the role players/backups are just as important.
Football is an incredibly rough sport and you would be hard pressed to find a player who has not suffered an injury or two. The propensity for injuries is exactly what makes backups so important, and is the reason why every year we see players rise from obscurity to stardom. This feature will discuss three Redskins who are not first on the depth chart, but will be by the end of the 2012 season.