The Redskins are four games into the 2016 season, which means we've had enough on-field action to start forming opinion. We asked the Breaking Burgundy team and a some friends to do just that. First up, Most Valuable Player contenders.
1) Dustin Hopkins -- Tackle Trent Williams honored the Super Bowl era Redskins this summer with his Hogs 2.0 boot camp. Hopkins is essentially doing the same as his 12 for 12 start reminds one of Mark Moseley's 1982 NFL MVP campaign. The difference is that in this era, the Redskins are likely in trouble if Hopkins remains in this spot by season's end.
2) Josh Norman --Arrived with oodles of hype and attention. Lived up to the former, hasn't backed down from the latter.
3) Jordan Reed - More than any of the "skill players," the tight end is the straw that stirs the drink for Washington's offense. On pace for 100 receptions, 1052 yards -- both would be career best numbers -- and eight touchdowns
1) Jordan Reed - He has become the best pass catching TE in football. Has surpassed Trent Williams as the most important player on the offensive side of the ball. When he is healthy, he is unguardable.
2) Josh Norman - Has been better than advertised. He makes plays all over the field and has been a good teammate. Imagine how good he would be if the front seven could put some pressure on the QB. Worth every penny.
3) Dustin Hopkins - Has been automatic. Remember when Mccloughan picked him up and everyone thought he was blaming the Forbath and it was a ceremonial move? Hardly. Scot was actually signing a weapon on Special Teams.
1. Josh Norman - Basically the only thing standing between this defense and all-time futility.
2. Trent Williams - Best player on an offense carrying a defense on its back.
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