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Need to Know: The 5 top single seasons by a Redskin in last 20 years

Feb 21, 2014, 4:50 AM EDT

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Here is what you need to know on this Friday, February 21, 18 days before the start of NFL free agency.

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Last week we used the Approximate Value metric to look at which Redskins were the most valuable in 2013. There is a link to more details on AV in that post if you want it. Today, there are the best single seasons Redskins players have had in terms of AV in the last 20 years (1994-2013).

QB Robert Griffin III, 2012, AV of 18—You thought it was the best season you’ve seen by a Redskin in a long time. You were right. He is the only Redskins quarterback ever to finish a season with a passer rating of over 100.

QB Brad Johnson, 1999, AV of 16—Johnson made the Pro Bowl and was the last quarterback to lead the Redskins to the division title before Griffin did it. With 4,005 yards passing that year Johnson is one of two Redskins to pass for over 4,000 yards in a season (Jay Schroeder, 1986, 4,109).

CB Champ Bailey, 2000, AV of 16—In just his second year in the league, Bailey earned the first of seven straight Pro Bowl berths (four with Washington). He had five interceptions and a fumble recovery for the fourth-ranked defense in the league.

G Tre Johnson, 1999, AV of 15—“The Banga” was at his road-grading best this season, protecting Johnson and helping to clear the way for Stephen Davis’ 1,405 yards rushing. It was the only season of his seven in Washington where he played 16 games and he earned his only Pro Bowl berth.

LB Marcus Washington, 2004, AV of 15—He was the only Pro Bowl representative on the third-ranked defense in the league. Washington, in his first year with the Redskins after coming over from the Colts as a free agent, had 87 tackles, 3 passes defended, forced one fumble and recovered one.

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Timeline

—It’s been 54 days since the Redskins played a game; it will be about 198 days until they play another one.

Days until: NFL Free agency starts 18; Offseason workouts start 45; NFL Draft 76

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  1. kenlinkins - Feb 21, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    This is a bit off subject, but I was very sorry to see Fred Davis get a DUI on Thursday. It is clear that Fred Davis has problems, just what there are I do not know, but someone has to befriend this guy and help him. Some how we have to try and make sure that Fred Davis is not the next guy who go’s and does something to himself (or others) that he can not recover from. I pray that that some ex-redskin, reporter,front office type, or ex USC team mate can get into his head or just get close enough to be there in case he try’s to go further down the rabbit hole. TO FRED DAVIS: Stop, rethink and ask for help. You are a Redskin in trouble and your old team mates will not turn their backs on you if you ask for help. You are young, you can recover, you just need to ask for help!

  2. alextwrs - Feb 21, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    Yea I had high hopes that Fred would straighten out and be a positive part of the redskins organization. He is very talented and has made bad choices. Good luck Fred, I doubt we will see much of ya, unless the patriots lend a hand.

  3. Scott Sevinsky - Feb 23, 2014 at 7:00 AM

    how doe’s Morris’s rookie season not rank/factor?

    • Rich Tandler - Feb 23, 2014 at 2:21 PM

      Morris’ AV in 2012 was 13, just out of the top five. Not making the Pro Bowl hurt his AV.

  4. virgintothegame - Feb 24, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    I was hoping to see Alfred on there. With his rookie season and what he accomplished

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