As heartbreaking as a 3-13 season can be for a storied franchise like the Washington Redskins, there is reason for optimism moving forward. They have cap room, they'll have a new coaching staff and an offseason to rebuild the roster.
It isn't going to be easy, and it won't happen overnight, but the Redskins have an excellent offseason ahead of them.
Granted, the success or failure of the offseason relies heavily on the coaches they put in place as well as the new direction, but there is no reason to believe they can't put together a surprising, productive offseason.
Here is a blueprint for Washington's 2014 offseason, which gives the team the best chance to right the ship for the future.