The Lack Of Retired Redskins Jersey Numbers

Number 33 is a special number in the history of the Washington Redskins. Hall of Famer and true all time great Sammy Baugh wore #33 for the Redskins and after his illustrious career was over, the organization honored him by officially retiring his jersey number. The Redskins have had some of the greatest players in the history of the NFL play for them, so what makes Sammy Baugh’s #33 so special? Shortly after honoring Baugh by retiring his number, the Redskins decided that they would no longer officially retire jersey numbers. That means that even though the team has had players like Joe Theismann, Sonny Jurgensen, Darrell Green, Charley Taylor, Larry Brown, John Riggins, Bobby Mitchell, Monte Coleman, Dave Butz, Sam Huff, and Art Monk… none of them have had their jersey numbers officially retired by the team. All of the jersey numbers for those players are considered unofficially retired though as none of them are routinely assigned to new players. So, yes the Redskins have only retired one number… Sammy Baugh’s. But, they’ve unofficially retired a number of others.

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