The Washington Redskins were founded in 1932 and are currently celebrating their 85th year in existence.

Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins were founded in 1932 and are currently celebrating their 85th year in existence.

The Washington Redskins enter the 2017-18 season looking to get better on the defensive side of the ball, while also trying to find middle-ground between running the ball and throwing it on offense. The team went out and added six new starters on the defensive side of the ball including drafting University of Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen to anchor the Redskins first line of defense.

The Redskins have a mixed bag of old faces combined with 18 new faces in the crowd on their current active roster. The team still has Redskins record-setting quarterback Kirk Cousins along with cornerback Josh Norman, linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, and tight end Jordan Reed.

In 2017 the Redskins will play opponents from the AFC and NFC West that include; the Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, and the Arizona Cardinals. Other than playing each NFC East division opponent twice (Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giants), the Redskins will also play the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings since each team finished in third place in their respective division last season.

The Redskins are owned by Daniel Snyder and currently are playing in their 85th year in the National Football League. The franchise plays their games at FedExField in Landover, Maryland and has its team headquarters located in Ashburn, Virginia. Currently, the Redskins travel to Richmond, Virginia to the Bon Secours Redskins Training Facility for their training camp in July.

Before moving to FedExField in 1997, the Redskins played at RFK Stadium located in Washington, DC. During their time playing in RFK, the franchise won three Superbowl championships while appearing five times.

The team's first Superbowl win came during the 1982-83 season at Super Bowl XVII in Pasadena, California against the Miami Dolphins. While the Redskins returned to the big game the following year, they ended up losing that game to the Los Angeles Raiders. While the franchise was unable to repeat as champions, they didn't have to wait long to make it back to the big game. The 1987-88 season would bring the Redskins their second Superbowl victory at Super Bowl XXII in San Diego, California against the Denver Broncos as Doug Williams became the first African-American quarterback to win a championship in the NFL. The Redskins were able to return to the championship game once again following the 1991-92 season as the franchise won their third Superbowl. The last Redskins Superbowl title was won in Minneapolis, Minnesota at Super Bowl XXVI against the Buffalo Bills.

That 1991 Superbowl team is widely considered the best overall team in NFL history by several experts. Head Coach Joe Gibbs guided the franchise to all three titles and is still the only coach in NFL history to win three different Superbowl titles with three different quarterbacks.

The team is one of the only NFL franchises to have a fight song and a full band. 'Hail to the Redskins' was written sometime between 1937 and 1938 and was first performed on August 17, 1938. The music was first played by band leader Barnee Breeskin, and the lyrics were written by Corinne Griffith, the wife of Redskins founder and then-owner George Preston Marshall.

'Hail to the Redskins' is played at all home games every time the Redskins score. Fans of the burgundy and gold shortened the term in the internet era to just a simple acronym while online, "HTTR."

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