Who Are The Greatest Washington Football Team’s All-Time Rosters In History

The Washington Redskins are one of the NFL’s most legendary teams, with three Super Bowl wins and 26 Hall of Famers.

The team began in 1932, shortly after professional football became popular. The squad was formerly known as the Boston Braves until renaming themselves the Redskins in 1933. In 1937, the squad relocated to Washington.

The heritage of famous athletes who wore burgundy and gold hasn’t altered. Their all-time roster included stars like John Riggins and Sammy Baugh.

Let us take a look at the top 5 greatest Washington Football Team players.

5. Art Monk, Wide Receiver


12,721 yards, 68 touchdowns

2008 NFL Hall of Fame Inductees

The Redskins picked Art Monk in 1980, and he had one of the finest wide receiver careers ever.

He has the second-most receiving touchdowns in franchise history.

Many deemed Monk a Hall of Fame snub. From 2001 through 2007, he was a finalist before being admitted in 2008.

4. Chris Hanburger, Linebacker (1965-1978)

Stats: 19 interceptions

2011 NFL Hall of Fame

Chris Hanburger, the newest Redskin in Canton, is possibly the best linebacker ever.

Hanburger made nine Pro Bowls and four All-Pro first teams in 14 seasons.

Hanburger also has 19 interceptions. That’s more interceptions than Junior Seau and Lawrence Taylor combined.

3. John Riggins, RB 1976-1985

11352 yards, 104 touchdowns

1992 NFL Hall of Fame

John Riggins had an unequaled effect throughout his nine years with the Redskins.

His charisma off the field made him a fantastic fit with the burgundy and gold.

A historic run by “The Diesel” in Super Bowl XVII against the Miami Dolphins. With 10 minutes left, Riggo ran 43 yards on 4th-and-1 to put the Redskins ahead 17-13.

2. Sammy Baugh, QB


Stats: 21,886 yards, 187 TDs

1963 NFL Hall of Fame

Slingin’ Sammy Baugh, a legend in the NFL, was a pioneer in the forward pass.

When Baugh was in the league, most teams ran a lot. He paved the way for the passing attack.

Although he is most known for his arm, he did much more. Baugh was a Redskins punter and cornerback.

His No. 33 jersey is officially retired.

While he was regarded as one of the league’s top quarterbacks, he was much more. That Baugh helped transform the game is what makes him renowned.

1. Darrell Green, C


1 159 tackles, 54 interceptions, 8 touchdowns

2008 NFL Hall of Fame

Darrell Green is ranked #1 for several reasons.

One reason is that he is the longest-tenured Redskin (20 seasons). Green also has the most career interceptions.

He was a seven-time Pro Bowler and a 1990s NFL All-Decade Team member.

He is not only one of the greatest Redskins, but also a great cornerback.


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