The 2020 season is likely to be a rebuilding one for the Washington Redskins, but they’ll be looking to find ways to compete each week. Ron Rivera is trying to install his own culture in D.C. and in order to do that, he’ll need to find a way to properly motivate his players.
The good news is that there should be no shortage of motivation for the Redskins week in and week out. Sure, they aren’t likely to have a winning record in 2020, but with a new coach in charge and each player playing for their future with the squad, they will be hungry to prove themselves.
One potential stretch of the schedule where the ‘Skins should be motivated is Weeks 14 to 16. They play the San Francisco 49ers (road), Seattle Seahawks, and Carolina Panthers during that time frame and each will be a revenge game of sorts.
First up will be the game against the 49ers. The Niners have a new starting left tackle by the name of Trent Williams. The long-time Redskin was traded this offseason for a 2020 fifth-round draft pick that became Keith Ismael and a 2021 third-round pick. Williams will get to go up against a strong Redskins defensive line that will look to get a lot of pressure on Jimmy Garoppolo.