Believe it or not, the Washington Redskins didn’t always have to worry about finding a quarterback.
It’s as hard to imagine now as it ever was; in a time when the Washington Redskins quarterback room is occupied by the infamous Mark Sanchez and the not-famous-at-all Josh Johnson.
Believe it or not, there was a time when the Redskins didn’t have to worry about who would be the starting quarterback the next week. Or the next year. Or the year after that.
In the annals of Washington’s history at quarterback, you’ll find all kinds of stories; stories that signal for modest hope in these volatile times. The Redskins didn’t need the same quarterback in the 1980s; they won three Super Bowls with three different signal callers. They didn’t need to use a first-round pick back in 2012, because eventually, Kirk Cousins would reveal himself to them.
While the first round is the safest bet in today’s NFL, to find the ever-glorified franchise quarterback, the Redskins’ history at quarterback is proof that a quarterback can truly come from anywhere, at any time. It was success that broke convention, but the NFL’s unpredictability is what makes it so exciting.
In the next 15 slides, you’ll see the quarterback history of the Redskins. Unpredictability embodied. And you’ll find that there are few teams that can say their history is this, well…