Washington Redskins

With over 1,000 games under their belts, the Washington Redskins have been playing in the NFL since 1932. During that time the Redskins have grown into one of the most successful teams in the league.

The Redskins have won three Super Bowls and in 2018 Forbes estimated the team’s value at $3.1 billion which makes it the fourth most valuable franchises in the NFL.

In this team guide we’ll examine every aspect of the Redskins to help you not only learn about the franchise but hopefully make a few more winning bets on them this season too.

  • Recent team results and trends to guide your betting decisions.
  • Analysis of current roster and recent changes.
  • Answers to frequently asked questions about the Washington Redskins.

Washington Redskins

Washington Redskins Team History

The Washington Redskins organization played its first game in 1932 as the Boston Braves but that moniker didn’t last long. The team changed its name to the Redskins just one year later and moved from Boston to the Washington DC area in 1937.

During their many decades in the NFL, the Redskins have won three Super Bowls, five conference championships, 14 division titles, and made 24 playoff appearances. The Redskins golden age was during the 1980s. The team won two Super Bowls in that decade and made the playoffs five times.

Right now the Redskin’s biggest rivals include the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, and Philadelphia Eagles. The most notable names in franchise history include Joe Theismann, Sammy Baugh, John Riggins, and Sean Taylor.

Washington Redskins FAQs

How much are the Washington Redskins worth?

During the 2017 season, the Redskins organization generated $491 million in revenue and Forbes estimates the business to be worth $3.1 billion.

Who owns the Washington Redskins?

The Redskins are owned by Daniel Snyder.

When did the Washington Redskins become a team?

The organization played its first season in 1932.

Have the Washington Redskins Won the Super Bowl?

Yes, the Redskins have won three Super Bowls.

What stadium and city do the Washington Redskins play in?

Since 1997, the Redskins have played at FedEx Field, located in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Where do the Redskins have training camp?

The club holds training camp at Bon Secours Training Center, located in Richmond, Virginia.

What is the Washington Redskins mascot?

The Redskins do not have an official mascot.

What are the Washington Redskins team colors?

The Redskins wear burgundy and gold.

Washington Redskins Player Highlights

All-Time Team Leaders

Games played Darrell Green
(1983-2002)
295
Passing Yards Joe Theismann 25,206
Passing TDs Sammy Baugh 187
Receiving Yards Art Monk 12,026
Receiving TDs Charley Taylor 79
Rushing Yards John Riggins 7,472
Rushing TDs John Riggins 79
Sacks Dexter Manley 91
Interceptions Darrell Green 54
Points Scored (Kicker) Mark Moseley 1,206

Tips for Betting on the Washington Redskins

The Redskins are always a popular team when it comes to betting and that’s not expected to change any soon. With an improved defense, new quarterback, and Jay Gruden coaching for his job, there will be no shortage of action in Maryland.

With QB Alex Smith under center last season, the Washington Redskins were 6-3 and in a great spot to make the playoffs. After Smith went down to a season-ending leg injury in week 11, however, the Skins went 1-6 the rest of the way and finished below .500 for the second straight season.

With Smith expected to miss the entire 2019 season, Washington made a big move and drafted QB Dwayne Haskins with the 15th overall pick.

Haskins, who is expected to be the week one starter in Washington, takes over an offense that didn’t score more than 16 points in any of its last five games. Washington’s defense was a bit better, finishing 17th in yards per game and 15th in points per game.

While Haskins is still a question mark it seems unlikely that this will be the season that the Redskins are able to win their first NFC East title since 2015.

The Cowboys and Eagles both made the playoffs last season and came into 2019 as legitimate Super Bowl contenders. The job security of Head Coach Jay Gruden will be an ongoing storyline as many believe he could be fired if he can’t get the Skins back to the playoffs.

In terms of betting on the Redskins, consider these key stats and trends:

  • The Redskins were above .500 vs. the spread last season, going 9-7-0, to finish the year with a 56.2 cover percentage.
  • The Redskins which 7-9-0 to the over/under in 2018 which was pretty close to the league average.
  • The Redskins’ divisional games come in bunches. To open the season, the Skins play at Eagles (week one), vs. Cowboys (week two), and at Giants (week four). To end the season, they play three consecutive divisional games: vs. Eagles (week 15), vs. Giants (week 16), and at Cowboys (week 17).

Start Betting on the Washington Redskins Now

If you live in a state where sports betting has already been legalized, you can start betting on the Redskins right now. If you’re a local fan in Washington DC, you’ll have to wait a few months.

  • Lawmakers expected to pass legislation that will allow sports betting in land-based venues.
  • Mobile and online betting may follow at a later date and will likely be operated by the DC Lottery commission.
  • Capital One Arena will be adding an attached sportsbook which will be financed by team owner Ted Leonsis.

To stay up to date, bookmark our guide to legal sports betting in Washington DC.

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