Since that first season the Redskins have spent excessively, gone through four different coaches and compiled a record of 28-36. That is expected to change this year. The Redskins lured Joe Gibbs out of retirement to patrol the sidelines and once again have made a dramatic offseason change to their roster.
First the team traded for QB Mark Brunell, inking him to a seven-year, $43 million deal that included a signing bonus of $8.6 million. Then they dealt CB Champ Bailey and a second-round pick to Denver to pick up tailback Clinton Portis.