Candy, free time and parking spots. Though only two of those three things motivate children to get the job done, the other is apparently what motivates the NFL’s Washington Redskins.
Head Coach Jay Gruden put into practice last offseason a system in which the hardest working players at training camp are rewarded with Redskins Park’s best parking spots.
This offseason’s winners?
TEs Logan Paulsen and Niles Paul, LBs Mason Foster and Ryan Kerrigan, and others.
Gruden rewards players with reserved parking.
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) July 22, 2016
Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins lit up the nation’s capital in a breakout season last year, passing for 4,166 yards and 29 touchdowns with only 11 interceptions.
Cousins is also beginning to implement rushing into his bag of tricks, effectively providing the Redskins their first dual-threat quarterback since… well, his predecessor, Robert Griffin III.
Maybe a parking spot reward system is the major key that’s been missing for a team that made its first post-season appearance in a more than three years last season.