The Washington Redskins have one of the greatest histories of any NFL team. Picking the Redskins’ 10 best players of all time is nearly impossible, so here’s the next best thing: a list of the 10 best Redskins of the Super Bowl era, based on one observer’s opinion.
Receiver Art Monk tops the list, quarterback Sonny Jurgensen comes in second, and running back John Riggins rounds out the top three.
Quarterback Sammy Baugh was the greatest Redskin, but this list only includes players who played since 1966. Linebacker Sam Huff and receiver Bobby Mitchell didn’t make the list, only because by the time the Super Bowl era had begun, their Hall of Fame careers were almost over.
Only two defensive players made the top 10, though Dave Butz, Pat Fischer, Chris Hanburger, Dexter Manley, Charles Mann, and Wilber Marshall would have been in the next group. Special teamers Brian Mitchell and Mark Moseley also warranted consideration.
Among Redskins from the past decade, Chris Cooley, Santana Moss and Chris Samuels would probably make the top 30 Skins of the Super Bowl era, but just barely.
So without further ado, here are the 10 greatest Redskins of the Super Bowl era.