For a team that finished 5-11 last year, there is a lot of excitement in Washington about the Redskins. The team has made several good offseason acquisitions and changes, none bigger than Robert Griffin III of course.
With the Redskins having finished at the lower end of the division for the last few years, and the high level of play that the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, and New York Giants play at, it is tough to see how the changes that Washington made can really make a difference. When you're at the bottom of arguably the toughest division in football, having hope that you can contend the next year isn't easy.
Yet the Redskins have a lot of good things going for them, and if there was ever a time to have hope in a 5-11 team in one of the toughest divisions in football, it is now.
Here are five reasons why, despite the depth of the NFC East, the Redskins still have hope.