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Need to Know: The five best Redskins performances of the last 20 seasons

Apr 18, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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Here is what you need to know on this Friday, April 18, 20 days before the NFL draft.

Nickel coverage

(Note: I’m going to be out of action for a few days here. I’m bringing back a few of the most popular Nickel Coverage posts from the last few months to give you a chance to rehash them. Back on Monday.)

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 110 days since the Redskins played a game; it will be about 142 days until they play another one.

Days until: First veteran minicamp 11; NFL Draft 20; Training camp starts 96

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  1. hailyeah1 - Apr 18, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    WOW! i didn’t realize it would be that spread out and almost decade between Washintons best season and RG3’s best so far .

  2. kenlinkins - Apr 18, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    Rich, I hope it is vacation time and not something you were not planning on. Either way, All the best to you and yours.

  3. Scott - Apr 18, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    I’m suprised you don’t have Alfred Morris 200yd game against Dallas Cowboys

  4. greed - Apr 18, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    tre johnson was most underated hog ever
    m. washington dummy cerrato let pierce and lavar walk surrounded him with bum as holdman and an undersize lamar marshall at middle lb & both of them got worn down & careers cut short

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