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Redskins' OT Trent Williams gives a thumbs up on Instagram prior to surgery

Redskins' OT Trent Williams gives a thumbs up on Instagram prior to surgery

We would much rather see Trent Williams in Burgundy and Gold rather than a hospital gown, but ahead of surgery to repair his patellar tendon, Redskins' OT Trent Williams looks to be in good spirits.

Williams took to his Instagram page Friday morning flashing the camera a thumbs up with #HTTR and #silverbackunderconstruction.

Williams suffered the injury in Week 4 during the Redskins' 29-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He continued to play through the pain of a dislocated knee cap, but was put on injured reserve prior to Week 16.

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He will finished his season with 615 offensive snaps in 10 games. The eight-year veteran was also voted to his sixth-consecutive Pro Bowl, which he will obviously miss.

Recovery is expected to take six-months, meaning if all goes well, Williams will be back in time for training camp in July. 

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This will be Williams' first surgery and the big guy admitted he is "scared as hell."

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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? 

FOR THE GALLERY FEATURING QB-TO-GOLFER COMPARISONS, CLICK HERE

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.  

FOR THE GALLERY FEATURING QB-TO-GOLFER COMPARISONS, CLICK HERE

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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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