Sure you can sport a hat or a t-shirt to show your allegiance to Redskins Nation, but nothing trumps your Washington Redskins passion more than wearing, and showing off, a jersey.
When Nike became the official uniform and apparel provider of the NFL before the start of the 2012 season, the Redskins classic burgundy jerseys and white jerseys became fans best options for game day digs. The sleek jerseys have given fans a nostalgic throwback to the days when those two jersey colors were the only two a fan could choose from.
Check out some of these jerseys that were for the “cool kids only” (which I know was you) during your younger years.
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The gas tank and the tops of the saddle bags are signed by Redskins players from the 2012 NFC East Championship team.
For those of you heading to Richmond for training camp, you’ll have a chance to see the motorcycle up close and personal.
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[With 16 days until the start of training camp, we take a look back at the career of quarterback Norm Snead. Snead, spent three years with the Washington Redskins after being taken with the second overall pick in the 1961 NFL Draft.]
Last year when the Washington Redskins selected former Heisman-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick in the draft, he joined Norm Snead as the only quarterbacks picked at the two slot in franchise history.
Griffin III’s debut season was one for the record books, as his play on the field reignited Redskins Nation’s proverbial roar and his “likeability factor” off it lead to him being one of the most marketed players in the NFL. Don’t forget he set the record for most jerseys sold too.
Transitioning to the speed of the professional game from the college form where a majority of players peak and then spend the rest of their lives outside of the game isn’t easy. Despite the fact that the adaptation period for the reigning AP Offensive Rookie of the Year seemed nonexistent, most rookie still struggle to acclimate to the NFL at first.
While Snead’s three-year career didn’t exactly live up to the expectations innately placed on top-five selections, his play did lead to two Pro Bowl appearances—and the acquisition of a Hall of Famer.
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Quarterback Joe Theismann knows a thing or two about being a champion. He is also an expert on overcoming adversity.
For those of you who were lucky enough to watch Theismann toss 160 touchdowns through his single bar facemask, you remember (hopefully) that No. 7 didn’t break in with the burgundy and gold behind center at first.
Unless you consider punt returning as “behind center”.
In 1978, his third with the team, head coach Jack Pardee appointed Theismann as incumbent Billy Kilmer’s replacement. Four seasons later, the former Notre Dame star along with backfield partner John Riggins led the Redskins to the first of three Lombardi Trophies.
Now, 30 years removed from that amazing season, the two-time Pro Bowler sees a similar fate for the 2013 Redskins—and it all starts with the quarterback.
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With yesterday’s grand opening ceremony of the Redskins’ brand new, state-of-the-art Bon Secours Training Center, the offseason just reached its final “roadblock” before the start of the 2013 season.
While the Washington Redskins will see familiar faces returning from injury such as Adam Carriker, Brian Orakpo and Roy Helu Jr., Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris are expected to get the brunt of the spotlight in Virginia’s Capital and beyond.
The offseason didn’t exactly close the book on their historical seasons; it only magnified the record-breaking performances to the point where Redskins Nation is craving for more.
Morris, in his typical humble demeanor, is ready to give the burgundy and gold just that.
Of course it doesn’t hurt that history trends towards another 1,000-yard season, either.
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