Frerotte: Redskins Fans Becoming Ravens Fans

Gus Frerotte doesn't like it, but he understands it: Redskins fans are flocking to the Baltimore bandwagon

Taz and the Moose
December 13, 2019 - 10:59 am
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The Washington Redskins have had, well, a rough couple of decades. Since winning the Super Bowl in 1991, Washington has missed the playoffs in 22 of its last 28 seasons. They’ve won 10 games in a season just three times during that stretch and have finished with a non-winning record 15 times since 2000.

It’s been ugly.

“A lot of Skins fans are leaving and going to watch the Ravens, which kind of makes my skin crawl a little bit,” former Redskins quarterback Gus Frerotte said on Taz & The Moose. “I know there’s a lot of guys that played for the Skins and they’re frustrated with what’s going on because the Skins have been at the top of the league for a long, long time and one of the teams that everybody fell in love with – and it just hasn’t been that way in quite a few years.”

Frerotte, 48, played for the Redskins from 1994 to 1998. He believes they are assembling the necessary pieces to compete.

“I think Dwayne Haskins is going to be a pretty good player,” said Frerotte, the host of the Huddle Up with Gus podcast. “They got a good quarterback there. Now they got to put a good coach with him to fit his style. They’ve just got to get back on top. There’s a lot of guys that are frustrated, a lot of fans that are frustrated.”

Fans of a certain age might not know this, but Washington was once a premier NFL franchise with a rabid fanbase.

“I got married in Maui, and I had people waving Redskins towels over in Maui when I got married in 1995,” Frerotte recalled. “There are fans out there. They want to come back and get in those seats.”