Five Great Offensive Players In Redskins History

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Five Great Offensive Players In Redskins History

When you want Washington Redskins tickets, you’re thinking of high-powered offenses and topnotch quarterback play. Here are five of the greatest offensive weapons in team history.

John Riggins (Running back, 1976-1985)
A member of both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the vaunted 10,000 Yard Rushing Club, Riggins ran roughshod over opposing team’s defenses for 14 years, 9 of them while wearing the burgundy and gold. He is one of only five running backs to have won both a regular season MVP and a Super Bowl MVP in their careers.

Joe Theismann (Quarterback, 1974-1985)
We’ve all seen the video footage of the devastating sack that shattered his leg and ended his career, but Theismann deserves to be remembered for a lot more than just a freak accident. After famously changing the pronunciation of his name in college to rhyme with the Heisman Trophy (his surname used to sound like “Theesman”), Theismann led the Redskins to the 1982 Super Bowl and remains their all-time leader in passing yardage and completions.

Doug Williams (Quarterback, 1986-1989)
Williams’ tenure with the Redskins was brief, but oh-so-memorable. He will forever be remembered in history as the first black quarterback ever to win a Super Bowl, passing for a then-NFL record 340 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-10 rout of the Denver Broncos in 1988.

Art Monk (Wide Receiver, 1980-1993)
Drafted out of Syracuse in 1980, Monk provided instant production for Washington from his first days with the team. He was a unanimous All-Rookie selection and ultimately earned 3 Pro Bowls and 2 All-Pro selections.

DeSean Jackson (Wide Receiver, 2014 – )
And now perhaps the Redskins have finally found the heir apparent to Monk’s sterling legacy with current receiver DeSean Jackson. After torching Washington defenders for six years as a member of the division rivals Philadelphia Eagles, Jackson inked a three-year deal with the Redskins this offseason. So far he’s certainly delivered, having been on pace for what would be the fourth 1,000-yard season of his career. The only way to see Jackson running routes in person is by saving big on Redskins tickets at!

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