About Washington Redskins
History of the Washington Redskins
The Washington Redskins have a storied history that dates back as far as 1932, when George Preston Marshall was awarded a football franchise that would play in Boston, Massachusetts. The team was named the Braves for the 1932 season as they played at Braves Field. When they moved to Boston’s Fenway Park the following season, the team name was changed to the more familiar Redskins. Even after winning the NFL’s Eastern division championship in 1936, fan excitement for the team in Boston was not there. Marshall decided to move the team to Washington, D.C., and give fans in the nation’s capital a chance to fill the seats for NFL games. After moving to D.C., the football team has changed ownership a few times and currently is owned by businessman Daniel Snyder. Since taking the reins of the NFL team in 1999, Snyder has shown his knowledge of football and love for Redskins by constantly looking to improve its roster. He has spent more money on players than any other team during his tenure and is always looking to improve, a trait that the team's fans have grown to appreciate.
Located in Landover, Maryland, FedEx Field hosts every Redskins home game for each date on the NFL schedule. More than 80,000 fans fill the seats every Sunday and have helped make tickets to games in D.C. some of the hardest to find in football. The stadium began construction in March 1996 and was officially opened on September 14, 1997. FedEx bought the naming rights for the stadium in 1999 for an average of $7.6 million per year. The field even has its own exit off Interstate 495. If you want to buy tickets for games at FedEx Field this season, let TicketNetwork help you find the seats you want.
2017 Washington Redskins Season
The 2017 Washington Redskins season was the team’s 85th season in the NFL. It was also the sixth and final season quarterback Kirk Cousins was on the roster – he moved to the Minnesota Vikings in the off season. Washington went 7-9, failing to improve their record from the 2016 season. Their subpar performance was largely due to the fact that the Redskins play in an incredibly competitive NFC East division and also experienced one of the NFL’s most difficult schedules. The Redskins will be back in the 2018 season with a vengeance to improve and return to the postseason.
2018 Washington Redskins Season
The 2018 Washington Redskins season will be an exciting one for Redskins fans. Newly acquired quarterback Alex Smith will be replacing Kirk Cousins as starting QB. Smith is a 3X Pro Bowler who previously played with the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. He is expected to bring a new energy to the team that will bring the Redskins to the next level. The Redskins also acquired eight new rookies in the 2018 NFL Draft. Top picks in the draft included defensive lineman Daron Payne from University of Alabama and running back Derrius Guice from Louisiana State University. With a sparkling new quarterback and some notable draftees, the Redskins are ready to make some noise this season. Their season will kick off on September 9th against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Their first home game will be the following week against the Indianapolis Colts. The Washington Redskins’ biggest rivalry is the Dallas Cowboys with whom they meet at least two times every season. This rivalry is coined the top NFL rivalry of all time and one of the greatest in sports history by Sports Illustrated. The Redskins will matchup with the Cowboys on October 21st and November 22nd this season. Other division rivals include the defending Super Bowl champs, the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. Don’t miss out on seeing your favorite team play live this season! TicketNetwork has all your access for Washington Redskins tickets. To see the Redskins fight for a chance to make a playoff run, make sure to grab your Washington Redskins tickets from TicketNetwork today.