It did not take long for Bashuad Breeland to find work elsewhere.
The star cornerback, and now former Washington Redskin, is expected to sign a deal with the Carolina Panthers Wednesday afternoon. The deal is 3-years for $24 million with $11 million guaranteed.
There had been rampant speculation running around the DC sports media that Breeland would not return this offseason. Mostly for financial reasons. However, it was also no secret he was not thrilled when the Redskins brought in Josh Norman last offseason. This move even affected Breeland’s on-field performance in 2016 and he has admitted as much.
This move to Carolina will allow for Breeland to be “the guy.” Something he believed he could be here in DC pre-Norman.
The signing in Carolina was clearly not about money. There were even parts of a tweet by Josina Anderson that shows he was ready to leave DC:
Just got off the phone with CB Bashaud Breeland. He told me he intends to sign a 3-year deal with the #Panthers because, "he's looking forward to going home, having a change of scenery and stepping into that leader role."
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 13, 2018
The Washington Redskins are going to rely on Fabian Morneau, Josh Holsey, and Quinton Dunbar to make strides in their development this year. If they are not able to live up to the potential the coaching staff believes they have, it will be a long year for a defense. Especially one that was hoping to take the next step.