The Washington Commanders are one of the most successful teams in the history of the NFL. They have won three Super Bowls, and used to be known by their previous name, the Washington Redskins. However, their name change has not influenced their legacy of winning and influence on the NFL spreads.
They were for a long stretch one of the most highly respected teams in the league, and even though it doesn’t exactly seem like it now, they have had plenty of awesome players, and legends who have gone down in the history books.
They have played more than 1,000 games since 1932, and they have 5 Championships and 3 Super Bowls wins to their name. While they are struggling for consistency at the moment, they still have a lot to be proud of.
Washington Football’s Best Players
Darrell Green played with Washington Commanders from 1983 until 2002, and he is undoubtedly one of the best we have ever seen, especially at corner.
He has 7 Pro Bowl selections, the 1996 Walter Payton Man of the Year award, 4 All-Pro selections, the 1996 Bart Starr Award and was considered the fastest man in the NFL for years.
He made 54 interceptions in his career as well as 1,159 tackles. He is the absolute definition of what it means to be a professional.
Most historians of the NFL would say Baugh was undoubtedly one of the best quarterbacks the NFL ever saw. He was the first of the great signal-callers, a career that precedes Joe Montana and John Unitas.
He the founding father of what we know now in the passing game. Before he played in the league, the NFL was totally run-focused. Unlike quarterbacks today, Baugh played defense too. He finished his career as a 7-time All-NFL, as the only player to lead the NFL in defensive, offensive, and special team stats.
He threw for 21,886 yards, nabbed 31 interceptions, and passed for 187 passing touchdowns. He was the 1944 passing, punting, and interception champion. You could say that all Commander’s news and all NFL news today is thanks to him.
Monk is one of the best receivers that the franchise ever saw, and he is one of the NFL’s best ever receivers.
He was drafted by the in 1980, and was a member of the NFL All-Rookie team. In his career he had 65 touchdowns, 12,026 yards, and 888 receptions overall. He retired with a number of NFL records.
Hanburger is an all-time great linebacker who played 14 seasons, and all of them were played with in DC. He ended up as a Hall of Famer.
He was named to 9 Pro Bowls, 8 All-Conference First-Team honors, 6 All-Pro selections, and he was the 1972 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
He had 5 touchdowns and 19 interceptions in his career.
Charley Taylor is one of the best athletes we have ever seen put on the uniform. He started playing as a running back but by his 13th season, he had 9,110 yards, 649 receptions and a whopping 79 touchdowns. He had a total of 10,803 yards, 540 career points.
Theismann took the team to 2 Super Bowls, and won one Super Bowl in Super Bowl XVII. His career statistics were impressive with 25,206 yards, 2,044 completions, and 160 touchdowns.
He went on to a successful broadcasting career and is still one of the most popular faces in franchise history.
Back in the 1960s Sonny Jurgenson was one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, and he set many of team records.
Manley was a legend coming off of the end. He is the team’s sack leader, and has a grand total of 97.5 sacks under his belt. He was one of the best pass rushers of the 1980s, and helped Washington dominate opposing quarterbacks.
Coleman was a linebacker from 1979 until 1994. He is second to Darrell Green when it comes to total games played with 217.
He was part of all 4 Super Bowl appearances, and won 3 of them.