As the season winds down, Washington Redskins fans have to resign themselves to the fact that, yet again, the Redskins will miss the playoffs.
A season that was originally thought to have a lot of promise has ended in bitter disappointment, and a little more drama than anyone on the team, within the fanbase or in the media thought there would be.
But why dwell on the bad? Though you may not recognize it, or believe it, a lot of good has come out of Washington this season.
Just look at their record—the worst-case scenario for the Redskins mean they will still have two more wins than they did last season, and the best-case scenario puts them at 7-9 with a chance to spoil the New York Giants' season.
Much will be written in the next couple months about how this was a season lost. The offseason calls to see everyone get fired and blah-blah-blah will be swift.
But I'm not about negativity. The season has been a tough one, but the best way I can think of to end the season isn't by dwelling on the losses, the blowouts, the close calls, the missed calls, et cetera.
It's by rewarding the players that played their butts off and hustled and made the season a joy to watch, even in the midst of despair.
With that in mind, let's hand out some awards to those Redskins players that we can all be thankful we have for next season and have some much-needed positivity for the end of the season.