Everyone has a little bit more time on their hands amid the coronavirus outbreak that’s forced the governors of both Maryland and Virginia to issue stay-at-home orders for the foreseeable future.
With the start of football season still months away, the Redskins decided to give their fans an assignment while they sit at home and wait for the pandemic to be contained.
This is your time to be a GM. Build your Redskins Dream Team‼️— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) March 30, 2020
Using an online form, the Redskins are challenging fans to put together a “dream team” composed of franchise greats and active stars. It’s a fun exercise while sports take a hiatus, so let’s go through the players available for selection.
Quarterback (pick 1)
The choices: Sonny Jurgensen, Billy Kilmer, Doug Williams, Joe Theismann, Alex Smith, Mark Rypien, Sammy Baugh and Kirk Cousins
Notable snubs: Robert Griffin III
Running back (pick 2)
The choices: John Riggins, Alfred Morris, Brian Mitchell, Clinton Portis, Earnest Byner, George Rogers, Larry Brown, Adrian Peterson and Stephen Davis
Notable snubs: Terry Allen
Wide receiver (pick 3)
The choices: Art Monk, Bobby Mitchell, Charley Taylor, Charlie Brown, Gary Clark, Hugh Taylor, Pierre Garcon, Ricky Sanders and Santana Moss
Notable snubs: Henry Ellard
Tight end (pick 1)
The choices: Chris Cooley, Jerry Smith and Jordan Reed
Notable snubs: Donnie Warren
Offensive line (pick 5)
The choices: Jeff Bostic, Jim Lachey, Joe Jacoby, Len Hauss, Russ Grimm, Turk Edwards, Brandon Scherff and Vince Promuto
Notable snubs: Trent Williams and Chris Samuels
Defensive line (pick 2)
The choices: Charles Mann, Dave Butz, Dexter Manley and Gene Brito
Notable snubs: Andre Carter, Ron McDole
Linebackers (pick 3)
The choices: Chris Hanburger, Ken Harvey, London Fletcher, Monte Coleman and Ryan Kerrigan
Notable snubs: Brian Orakpo
Defensive backs (pick 4)
The choices: Brig Owens, Champ Bailey, Darrell Green, DeAngelo Hall, Ken Houston, Landon Collins, Mike Bass, Pat Fischer and Sean Taylor
Notable snubs: Joe Lavender and Paul Krause
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