Top 10 Washington Football Team Players

The Top Ten
1 Sammy Baugh
2 Darrell Green

He may be small, but he is fast and good. He intercepted 54 passes and played in 295 games over three decades. He can run down Tony Dorsett and Eric Dickerson for a tackle. The 1987 postseason saw him score a touchdown in the Divisional Playoffs and, in the Championship Game, knock down a potential game-tying touchdown pass. Darrell is a true NFL legend.
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3 Sean Taylor
4 Clinton Portis

For seven seasons, Portis brought joy to a team that could at times be good or bad, but Portis was consistently good. In 2004, he rushed for 1,315 yards, the first of four seasons in which he rushed for more than 1,000 yards. It took him a while to adjust his running style because his coach, Joe Gibbs, wanted him to be a power runner instead of relying on the blazing speed for which he was known as a member of the Broncos.

In 2008, over a five-game stretch, he rushed for 700 yards or more. Only O.J. Simpson has done that many times. Portis is one of the 80 greatest Redskins ever.
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5 Russ Grimm
6 Sonny Jurgensen

The truth is, Sonny had two great careers. The first was as a player, and man, he could fire bullets to his men - great enough to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sonny once said, "All I ask of my blockers is four seconds." Despite being a free-spirited man, he was a well-built quarterback.

His second career came as a broadcaster. He first worked at CBS, where his knowledge of the game and updates on other games in progress were good enough for the Redskins to hire him as a color commentator. He blossomed in this role, and it wasn't until 2019, after 45 years as a commentator, that he finally retired. What a career.
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7 Art Monk
8 John Riggins
9 Ken Houston
10 Bobby Mitchell

When he arrived in 1962, the Redskins didn't treat him well because of the color of his skin, but owner George Preston Marshall saw something in Mitchell. He placed him as a halfback. Mitchell showed his former team, the Cleveland Browns, that he still had the total package by making three straight trips to the Pro Bowl, leading the NFL in receptions in 1962, and leading the NFL in touchdown receptions in 1964.

In 2020, after all this time, his number 49 jersey was retired by the Washington Football Club.
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The Contenders
11 Charles Mann
12 Ricky Sanders

This man has a great ability to run and speed. Though he's one of the 70 greatest Redskins and caught 80 passes in 1989 and had a combined 2,284 receiving yards in 1988 and 1989 along with two Super Bowl rings, he is forever remembered for having Ronald Reagan say, Where's Ricky Sanders?
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13 Joe Theismann
14 Charley Taylor
15 Doug Williams Douglas Lee "Doug" Williams is a former American football quarterback and former head coach of the Grambling State Tigers football team.
16 Chris Cooley
17 London Fletcher
18 Dexter Manley
19 Wayne Millner
20 Albert Haynesworth
21 Gerald McCoy Gerald Keith McCoy Jr. is an American football defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League.
22 DeAngelo Hall
23 Laron Landry

He was the sixth pick of the 2007 NFL Draft and didn't disappoint the Redskins faithful. He had a great start to his career and teamed up with Sean Taylor to form Area 51, a name taken from the fact that Landry wore number 21 and Taylor wore number 30. Sadly, this duo ended way too soon with the shocking death of Taylor.

Nonetheless, Landry played on, and for four seasons, he was one of the best players on the Redskins team. In his rookie season, he made the PFWA All-rookie team and recorded 95 tackles.
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24 Chris Hanburger
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