By Chris Lingebach

WASHINGTON — Oh boy. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe says the Redskins are going to win the Super Bowl.

Speaking at the Redskins’ annual Welcome Home Luncheon at Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, McAuliffe said of the 2016 Redskins, “They are going to win the Super Bowl this year.”

“That Lombardi Trophy is going to sit in the main foyer of the governor’s mansion down in Richmond, Virginia, for a year,” he said.

The governor is engaged in ongoing negotiations with the organization about building their next stadium in his state.

“A majority of the folks who go to the games, season-ticket holders, are from where? The Commonwealth of Virginia,” McAuliffe went on to say. “Sixty-six percent of the revenue to the Redskins comes from where? Residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Every player lives where? The Commonwealth of Virginia. Are you kidding me?”

“I want to thank the Redskins for being such a great economic driver,” he added. “We have your headquarters, we have your training facility. What else could there possibly be? Let me say this, Dan [Snyder], think about Virginia. Eight and a half million people. I just announced the other day, 3.7 percent unemployment, the lowest of any major state in the United States of America. Home of 8 presidents. We have Virginia beach. We have 28 miles of oceanfront. We don’t have sharks in Virginia. Dolphins. They come up to the beach.”

Super Bowl LI will be played at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017. Book your tickets for Houston now.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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