Plenty of NFL franchises do their own countdowns to the first game of the season. They're excited, the players are excited, and the fans are excited.
The Washington Football Team took its countdown to another level in the week leading up to Week 1 of the 2020 season, though. The team enlisted the help of freelance illustrator Anthony Zych to come up with come concept artwork specific to each player in the lead-up to Week 1.
What he came with was, in a word, awesome. Here are the illustrations from the team's Instagram page in the last week.
Chase Young gets after opposing quarterbacks with the determination and precision of The Predator, so this illustration was a no-brainer.
Dwayne Haskins' nickname has long been "Simba," so he's shown here with his friend Timon and Pumbaa.
"This is the Way," the motto adopted by The Mandalorian, includes Tress Way's name. So, yeah, another perfect match.
For years, Ryan Kerrigan has celebrated sacks with the Shawn Michaels "HBK" celebration. Now, that celebration is immortalized in poster form.
Major Payne may be a comedy, but Daron Payne won't be laughing when he's barreling in on opposing quarterbacks.
The scariest image you can come up with? Works for Scary Terry.
Matt Ioannidis is coming at you with the tenacity of King Leonidas of 300 himself.
Has there ever been a more fitting combination of player and sponsor than Montez Sweat and Old Spice?
Riverboat Ron was a nickname coined in Carolina, but he's bringing the same style to the nation's capital.