Chase Young, Jon Allen react to Ryan Kerrigan's farewell


A pair of Ryan Kerrigan Instagram posts have been the talk of the NFL on Monday morning, as Washington's all-time sack leader announced he was leaving the nation's capital after 10 seasons and signing with NFC East rival Philadelphia.

Kerrigan has left an incredible legacy in Washington -- one that has touched several of his teammates along the way. On both of the pass rusher's Instagram posts, the comment section was littered with responses from several of his former locker room 

The first one came from Washington star Chase Young, who wrote "Appreciate you big bro!"


Young and Kerrigan only spent one season together, but the 2020 Defensive Rookie of the Year raved about the 10-year veteran practically any chance he could last fall.

"RK didn’t have to open his arms to me and help me throughout the whole season," Young said in January. "You hear them stories where that doesn’t happen all the time. I always thank RK for doing that and always thank him for the type of man that he is. ... We’re going to have this relationship forever. That’s big bro. I’ve got nothing but love for RK."

Young wasn't the only current Washington player to reach out, as defensive tackle Jonathan Allen commented on both of Kerrigan's post.


"Thank you for everything bro," Allen wrote on Kerrigan's farwell post. But, once Allen found out that the 32-year-old was staying in the NFC East, he had a little different of a reaction.

"Mama NOOOO!!!!!!!!" Allen joked. "Lol happy for you homie ball out!"


Several of Kerrigan's former teammates -- Pierre Garcon, Brian Orakpo, Phil Taylor, Jason Hatcher, Preston Smith, Shaun Dion Hamilton, DeShazor Everett, Ziggy Hood and Steven Bowen -- all passed along their congratulations to the pass rusher as well.

Kerrigan leaves Washington with a franchise-best 95.5 sacks, four Pro Bowls and an incredible streak of 136 consecutive starts. Only four other edge rushers have totaled more sacks than Kerrigan since he entered the NFL in 2011.

In an era where Washington didn't win much, Kerrigan was always a player that the Burgundy and Gold could count on to perform. Regardless of what happens with the Eagles, he'll always be loved by Washington Football fans.