Former Redskins quarterback Sonny Jurgensen is retiring from his role as the team's radio voice, the team announced before Thursday's preseason game.
Jurgensen sported the Burgundy and Gold as a player from 1964 to 1974. Although the team never won a Super Bowl with Jurgensen at the helm, the quarterback certainly made his mark on the franchise. In his time with the Redskins, Jurgensen threw for 22,585 yards and 179 touchdowns, both second all-time in franchise history.
After hanging up the cleats after the 1974 season, Jurgensen stayed in football by transitioning to a job in the media. The soon-to-be 85-year-old has served as both an NFL color commentator and a radio voice for the Redskins.
"I've decided to hang up my headphones and my clipboard," Jurgensen said, via the team's statement. "It's been a great 55 years in Washington. I want to thank our Redskin fans for being so generous to me and our teams, we owe it all to you.
"After 62 years in professional football, I still have my health and wonderful family with a special thanks to my beautiful wife Margo for letting me work the weekends for all those years," he added. "I'll always be a fan of professional football and appreciative of all that it has done for me, my family and our city. I'll leave you with these word, Hail to the Redskins!"
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