Sammy Baugh is regarded as the greatest QB of the Washington Football Team. Baugh’s offensive revolution in the National Football League transformed the way football was played for the rest of time. When Baugh entered the NFL, he was the most prolific passer in the league’s history. For his time, his precision was unappreciated.
Sammy Baugh’s career passing statistics: 1693/2995 (56.5%), 21886, 187 TD, 203 INT, 72.2 QB rating
Here is a list of 5 of the Best Quarterbacks in Washington Football Team History
Sammy will always be in all Washington Fans’ number one spot. While the team was moving from Boston to Washington, he led them to the title in his first year. Baugh passed for almost 350 yards and three touchdowns in the championship game against the Bears in Chicago, which was played in temperatures around 15 degrees. When “Slingin’ Sammy” came along, the rules of football were modified forever.
For the first time in NFL history, the Redskins had an offense that was specifically designed for him. Other quarterbacks and teams saw Baugh’s improved ability to throw downfield at the time of his debut and began copying his style. As a drop-back quarterback, he is widely regarded as the first in NFL history.
A five-time Pro Bowler, Sonny Jurgensen is now a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Despite a 52-51-5 career record, Jurgensen only led the league in touchdown passes once while playing with the Redskins. In the end, it was Sonny who broke Sammy Baugh’s record for most yards rushed. Even after all these years, his tally of touchdowns is still the second-highest in franchise history. Washington’s record-setting 83.9 rating was the best in the league at the time.
When it comes to throwing, Theismann holds the record for most attempts, completions, and yards with the Washington Redskins. He is second all-time in passing touchdowns for the team. A two-time Pro Bowler, a Super Bowl champion, and the 1983 NFL MVP during his tenure with the burgundy and gold, Theismann played for several teams.
Washington’s Super Bowl drought, which lasted for two decades, was ended by Rypien. In 1991, he led the Redskins to a Super Bowl victory, and he also had a successful career in Washington. On offense, Rypien threw 28 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions. His YPA was an impressive 8.5.
He was a one-time Pro Bowler and concluded his Redskins career with a record of 50-23-1 as a starter. During his six years as the Redskins’ main quarterback, Kilmer was nothing short of impressive.