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Chris Thompson couldn't hold back tears when talking about Derrius Guice

Chris Thompson couldn't hold back tears when talking about Derrius Guice

Walking off of the practice field on Saturday, Chris Thompson was prepared to talk about Derrius Guice. And he was also prepared to try and hold back tears while doing so.

The veteran running back did the first. But he wasn't able to check off the second.

"I'm gonna try to keep it together," Thompson said, before launching into a long, emotional answer about the Redskins rookie who tore his ACL vs. the Patriots and is done for the year. "It hurts me... Man done been through a lot. To just see him go down before the season even got started, before he can even get a taste of the field, he was already down. It's just tough."

No. 25 had to pause at times as he reflected on No. 29. But there was no hesitation from Thompson when it came to supporting Guice.

"I'mma stay with him," he said. "Just make sure I help him keep his spirits up."

Thompson is the perfect guy to do that, too, considering how often his career has been stalled by injuries and setbacks. In 2017, he emerged as one of the NFL's best third-down options and had by far his best season. That's something he wants Guice to take notice of.

"Just try to be positive about the whole thing," Thompson answered when asked how he'll mentor the LSU product. "I truly believe one of the biggest things that helps a guy recover and helps him recover faster is his mindset and being positive about the situation." 

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Aaron Rodgers and Brooks Koepka, Kirk Cousins and Rickie Fowler and other QB/golfer comparisons

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Aaron Rodgers and Brooks Koepka, Kirk Cousins and Rickie Fowler and other QB/golfer comparisons

You may not immediately think quarterbacks and golfers have a lot in common, but the two types of athletes do share quite a few similarities.

They both look to rack up yardage. They both need to play their best on Sundays. And they both have to be as mentally sharp as they are physically in form.

So, with all that in mind (and, frankly, because Redskins training camp is still more than a month away), why not try to match up QBs with guys on the PGA Tour? 

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That's the purpose of this NBCSportsWashington.com gallery, to pair up passers with golfers because of key traits they share. Who's the Patrick Mahomes on the links? Who's the Dustin Johnson of the NFL?

Those answers, and plenty more, lie in this list. So, go ahead and run through it, then head over to @PeteHaileyNBCS on Twitter to praise (or rip... yeah, most likely rip) the choices. No one will throw a flag or assess you a two-stroke penalty if you have some disagreements.  

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Redskins rookie Dwayne Haskins reacts to winning Ohio State Male Athlete of the Year

Redskins rookie Dwayne Haskins reacts to winning Ohio State Male Athlete of the Year

Ohio State named former quarterback Dwayne Haskins the 2019 Male Athlete of the Year on Wednesday, a few months after the Washington Redskins drafted Haskins in the first round. 

Washington drafted Haskins 15th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft, after Haskins threw 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns with Ohio State in the 2018 season, the first season he started for the Buckeyes.

Haskins also set 28 Ohio State and seven Big Ten records in his junior year with the Buckeyes, after which he was awarded the Big Ten Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year, the Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year and the Chicago Tribune Silver Football award. 

Now Haskins vies for a spot as the Redskins' starting quarterback, after attending both Washington's voluntary organized team activities and mandatory minicamp. The rookie is one of three players––including Case Keenum and Colt McCoy, who is working back from injury––fighting for that spot in the starting lineup, as Washington prepares for the preseason.  

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