The Redskins will have some big-name free agents heading into the 2016 offseason. Taking care of these guys before free agency hits next season is important.
Below is a list of some of the Redskins top 2016 free agents and some possible replacements who are currently on our roster.
Trent Williams: Left tackle is one of the most important positions in the NFL. Trent Williams is one of the best young tackles in the NFL. He won't be cheap, but the Redskins would be wise to lock up Williams for the next 5-6 years before the season ends.
Possible Replacements: Morgan Moses, Brandon Scherff, Tom Compton
Ryan Kerrigan: Kerrigan has matured into one of the best rush outside linebackers in the NFL. His work ethic, relentless motor and positive off-field presence are something the Redskins would be smart to keep around long-term. Ryan only stands to get better with time.
Possible Replacements: Preston Smith, Trent Murphy, Jackson Jeffcoat
Alfred Morris: Morris has exceeded every expectation since entering the league as a 6th round rookie in 2012. He may not be a complete back, but what he does, he does very well. If anyone is deserving of a new, long-term contract, it's Morris.
Possible Replacements: Matt Jones, Silas Redd
Terrence Knighton: Knighton was signed to a one-year deal this offseason. The Redskins will likely wait to see how the season plays out before deciding on his future with the team. If he lives up to expectations, the team would be wise to extend his deal in D.C.
Possible Replacements: Chris Baker, Jerrell Powe, Robert Thomas
Keenan Robinson: Robinson showed he can play at a very high level when he's healthy. If he can play a full season, and his production is high, the Redskins need to lock him up for the future.
Possible Replacements: Will Compton, Martrell Spaight
Darrel Young: The fullback is a dying breed in the NFL, but regardless, Young is one of the league's best. His contribution on special teams is invaluable.
Possible Replacements: Jordan Campbell
Robert Griffin: The Redskins picked up the 5th year option on Griffin, but it's only guaranteed for injury. This doesn't mean they can't sign him to a more cap-friendly long-term contract, and if he shows marked improvement, and the ability to stay healthy, it may be in the team's best interest to do just so.
Possible Replacements: Kirk Cousins
Based on their backups, who do you feel is the most important pending free agent the Redskins need to extend? Tell us why in the comments section.