With the Wizards fresh off the heels of a first round playoff victory, much of D.C. is celebrating the young basketball team with a bright future. And it's undeniable in backcourt starts John Wall and Bradley Beal the Wizards possess elite, young talent that could lead to many more playoff victories in the future.
Despite what Charles Barkley thinks, Beal is 20, Wall is 23. Wall is signed with Washington for at least another five seasons, and with Beal still in his rookie deal, contracts should not break up the pair. Looking at the Wizards young duo, 20 percent of the Wizards starting five registers as great and young.
Now let's look to the Redskins. It's impossible to compare rosters of NFL and NBA teams, where more than 50 players contribute in the NFL compared to a core group of under 10 in the NBA, but just looking at young talent some parallels can be drawn.
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Any list of talent on the Redskins starts with Robert Griffin III, who despite much fame and publicity, is just 24. Trent Williams, one of the best left tackles in football, is only 25. Alfred Morris is the same age. Throw in outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan as well at 25.
Beyond that, the Skins have some of their best players in their mid-to-late 20s, but in the sports world, that does not constitute young. DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon are both 27, same for Brian Orakpo.
Remember NFL players are not afforded the chance to turn pro after just a year in college, so some age discrepancies are inherent. But all things considered, you take the Wizards young guards, or the Redskins young backfield? Who has more potential? What team gets a championship first?
Let us know what you think in the comments.