To celebrate 50 years the Pro Football Hall of Fame put out their All-Time Super Bowl team. Despite 5 appearances and 3 trophies, no Redskins players or coaches made the list.
Before Washington fans start fuming, here's the full list, courtesy of PFT:
Quarterback – Joe Montana, 49ers
Running back – Franco Harris, Steelers; Emmitt Smith, Cowboys
Wide receiver – Jerry Rice, 49ers/Raiders; Lynn Swann, Steelers
Tight end – Jay Novacek, Cowboys
Tackle – Art Shell, Raiders; Forrest Gregg, Packers
Guard – Larry Allen, Cowboys; Gene Upshaw, Raiders
Center – Mike Webster, Steelers
Defensive end – Charles Haley, Cowboys/49ers; Reggie White, Packers
Interior defensive lineman – Joe Greene, Steelers; Randy White, Cowboys
Outside linebacker – Lawrence Taylor, Giants; Jack Ham, Steelers
Inside linebacker – Jack Lambert, Steelers; Ray Lewis, Ravens
Cornerback – Mel Blount, Steelers; Deion Sanders, Cowboys/49ers
Safety – Ronnie Lott, 49ers; Jake Scott, Dolphins
Kicker – Adam Vinatieri, Colts/Patriots (Vinatieri was the only unanimous selection)
Punter – Ray Guy, Raiders
Kick returner – Desmond Howard, Packers
Coach – Chuck Noll, Steelers
Plenty of arguments can be made, but it's hard to see a spot for a Redskins player outside of maybe an offensive lineman. Perhaps the best case for a Washington spot would be at coach, where Joe Gibbs' level of success came without any players named to the all-time team. The push for Gibbs is simple: he went to four Super Bowls and won three all with different quarterbacks and without any true star players.
No other coach with three Super Bowl rings or more has done that without a current or future Hall of Fame QB. No matter how great the triumphs of Noll, Walsh, or Belichick, those teams never experienced the turnover at the game's most important position as Gibbs' teams.