The Washington Redskins haven't won the NFC East since 1999 (coincidentally, the same year Daniel Snyder took over as owner). Under his watch the team has made the postseason just twice, with only one playoff win. In the past six seasons, the team has finished last in the division five times.
Recent memory dictates that the division will come down to either the Giants or Eagles each year, despite the yearly prediction that the Cowboys will reach the Super Bowl. However, with the addition of Robert Griffin III, the Redskins may be poised to enter the conversation.
Last year's abysmal offense led to drastic change for the Redskins. The addition of Pierre Garcon, Josh Morgan and Griffin add a tremendous amount of speed and playmaking ability to an offense built around misdirection and movement. However, with deficiencies all over the field for Washington, the question remains whether they did enough to be feared by NFC East defenses. Without a capable offense, the 'Skins managed to win five games, sweeping the Super Bowl champions twice. If the offense can come together there's a good chance Mike Shanahan's luck could turn around after three frustrating years.
So let's take a look at the pieces for each team, compare and see if the Redskins finally have enough talent to be relevant in one of the toughest divisions in football.