The only Redskin to ever have his number retired is Sammy Baugh (33), but that should be changed.
As one of the NFL’s most decorated franchises, the Washington Redskins have had a bevy of stars to take the field for them. Hall of Famers, Super Bowl winners and Pro Bowlers have not been foreign to the burgundy and gold.
There are several moments in this team’s history that could perfectly define this franchise—such as John Riggins’ touchdown run late against the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII or Doug Williams’ MVP performance in Super Bowl XXII.
These players—and others—have played major roles in the creation and development of this team’s legend, and they deserve to be honored in the highest way; by getting their jersey numbers retired.
When determining whether or not a guy has done enough to be bestowed this honor, there is much to consider. Super Bowl wins, records with the team and other honors like the Hall of Fame or Pro Bowls all go into deciding whether or not a guy should make the cut.
There were many players that had some of these things—and some that had many—but only eight made it onto this list.