10 fascinating achievements from Washington Commanders franchise history

These fascinating achievements often go overlooked throughout Commanders franchise history.
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Most intrigung Commanders four-year span

  • London Fletcher – 2009-2012

I already said it. London Fletcher should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Only Ray Lewis has more career tackles, so why the dominant linebacker continues to be overlooked for everything he gave to the game remains a mystery.

Over this four-year stretch, Fletcher averaged 145 combined tackles per season. He made the Pro Bowl each year – these were his only selections throughout a glittering 16-year career. Though he should have been picked several more times when he was in both St. Louis and Buffalo.

This is rarefied territory for a linebacker. Fletcher was not as good as Lewis or Derrick Brooks, but it’s hard to come up with other players from the last 25 years who were as consistently good over a long period of time.

The closest comparison would be ferocious former San Francisco 49ers standout Patrick Willis, another current Pro Football Hall of Fame omission. His peak years surpassed Fletcher’s, but he didn’t perform nearly as long as the one-time Washington Commanders franchise enforcer.

In his seven years with the now-Commanders, Fletcher never registered fewer than 111 tackles. This came in his final season when he was 38 years old. Something that deserves to be recognized in Canton, Ohio one day soon.