We’ve seen how Rupp’s contract with the Redskins has been treated and how far the franchise has come under the leadership of former coach Jay Gruden.
That’s the story of how this season went down.
The Redskins and Rupp are entering a new chapter in their NFL careers, and we’ve been able to tell the story in this space as it relates to the organization’s success.
The Redskins are not a household name, but they are a force to be reckoned with.
The last time they won a title, they were the third-best team in the league, and they are poised to be even better.
Rupp was one of the few NFL players to wear number nine in the 1980s.
He’s not a Hall of Famer, but he’s a good player who helped lead the league in rushing yards.
But the Redskins have not been a great team under Gruden and it is not uncommon to see Rupp underutilized.
It’s also not uncommon for players to make bad decisions.
But this is a team that has been a model franchise in many respects.
Ranks fourth in the NFL in scoring defense (17.4 points per game), tied for seventh in points allowed (34.3) and tied for 11th in points per drive (20.0).
The Redskins have won four playoff games in a row and five of their last six.
They have the No. 4 scoring defense in the NFC.
And Rupp has helped to lead the NFL with seven touchdown catches.
The last two seasons, the Redskins are 6-2 against the NFC East, with the only losing season coming in 2012.
They beat the Cowboys in the divisional round last season.
They were also 3-3 against the East in the playoffs and had a bye in the last two games.
The biggest question heading into training camp is whether Rupp will be able to keep the rhythm of his career, or whether he will have to be dealt.
He had a career year in 2013 when he led the league with 1,087 yards receiving.
But Rupp was plagued by injuries, including knee and shoulder problems, in 2014 and had his rookie season cut short by a broken foot.
He returned in 2015, but injuries again and the Redskins missed the playoffs for the first time since 2010.
That season, Rupp had career highs of 11 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.
That year, he had a season-high 1,095 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns, and his season total was tied for second in the National Football League.
Rupp finished the year with 1-10 rushing.
He was also injured in training camp last season, and it was reported that he had torn the labrum in his shoulder, which is an injury that requires surgery.
He returned to practice with the team on Oct. 25, but it was his second injury of the season.
Riddick has missed all of the Redskins’ last nine games, but his injury woes were well-documented last season and he was limited in practice all of last season because of it.
In his three seasons, Riddick had 4,619 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns.
He also had 1,958 receiving yards, 17 touchdowns and six interceptions.
Rhett Lashlee/Associated PressPlayers like Riddell and Ryan Kerrigan, the other key player in the Redskins defense, have not played since they were healthy enough to play.
The three players who have played this season are all under contract and were expected to be in the lineup this season.
Riddells career numbers are 1,500 yards, four touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Kerrigan has a career total of 1,542 yards, eight touchdowns and nine interceptions.
This year, Kerrigan was placed on injured reserve, which meant that the Redskins did not have an opening to fill his starting role.
Raddyn, Kerrill and Rashad Jennings have all been active for the team.
The other key players are Chris Culliver and Bashaud Breeland, who both have a contract.
There is a lot of uncertainty around Riddoll and Riddill, but the Redskins will hope to have the two healthy enough for the regular season.
This is the first year in which they will have two full seasons of Riddlin.
The NFL is a fast-paced business.
But it takes time for a franchise to grow, and this team has taken the next step in that regard.