Clearly the weakest link for the Redskins this year was the inept offense, which ranked twenty sixth in the league in points and sixteenth in the league in yards. But beyond the horrendous quarterback play and a spotty offensive line the unit did show some glimmers of hope and some positive signs for the future. The question is, who is deserving of being labeled the Skins offensive MVP for 2011?
Jabar Gaffney: Mike Shanahan made a late offseason trade in obtaining Gaffney from the Broncos for defensive lineman Jeremy Jarmon (who was later cut by Denver). All Gaffney did was have a career year with nearly 950 yards and five touchdowns, leading all Redskins receivers.
Other Candidates after the jump:
Fred Davis: Davis was on his way to a phenomenal season before getting suspended for substance abuse. He led all Redskins receivers in yards per game with 66 and had nearly 800 yards and three touchdowns. Davis finished the year playing 12 games, with a full 16 game season he likely would have eclipsed 1,000 yards receiving.
Santana Moss: Moss had a down year by his standards, mainly due to injury. In twelve games the veteran had nearly 600 yards and registered four touchdowns. With a full season Moss likely would have challenged Gaffney as the team's leading receiver.
Roy Helu: Helu played in 15 games and started in five. He ended up with 1,019 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns on the year. He accounted for nearly 70 yards per game of the Redskins offense, which is second behind Tim Hightower who averaged 79 yards per game before his injury.
Will Montgomery: Montgomery was versatile and one of only two Redskins offensive lineman who started all 16 games (Chris Chester was the other). He helped to add some semblance of structure in a dark time for the Skins o-line, filled with injuries and drug abuse.
My Pick: Jabar Gaffney was the most solid player throughout the whole year, including the preseason. He was a tremendous asset for a sub-par quarterback and helped act as the glue for the Skins offense in a year where it was hard to do so.