Redskins Free Agency – Quinton Dunbar


This post will examine the re-signing of cornerback Quinton Dunbar.  The 25 year old was set to become a restricted free agent following the 2017 season before the decided to lock him down with a three year, $10.5 million dollar contract extension.  He made three starts this year and also saw significant playing time on special teams, finishing the campaign having played 372 snaps with a career high 35 tackles.  His numbers aren’t eye-popping, but he has exceeded the expectations many people had for the third-year undrafted free agent.  He’s earned a second NFL contract and may see additional starting opportunities in the upcoming season.

His signing gives the Redskins some much-needed depth at the cornerback position.  With Bashaud Breeland and DeAngelo Hall both hitting free agency, there’s an excellent opportunity for Dunbar to step into a larger role, with Fabian Moreau as his only competition.  Kendall Fuller is expected to remain the slot corner and Josh Norman, who had a disappointing season by any objective measure, will retain his role as the number one CB.

Jay Gruden has praised Dunbar as a player who leaves it all on the field and has “a short memory” when he gets burned.  By all accounts, he’s well liked and respected in the clubhouse and it’s a good thing for the team that he’s back for at least three more years.

In the next installment, we’ll take a look at the DeAngelo Hall situation.


This post is a continuation of the Redskins Free Agency series.  The first in the series contains a list of all team’s free agents, which you can see at the link below. 

Redskins Free Agency – A Look at Each Player



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Amanda White

I was born and raised in Northern Virginia and I'm a lifelong DC sports fan. I spend my time watching, talking about, and thinking about sports, mixed in with raising my three kids and working a regular job. I'm an Army veteran, a working wife and mom, and an obsessed fan! Follow me on Twitter! @awhite7877

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