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A Look Inside The Redskins Archives: Sonny Jurgensen Poses With Receivers

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 22, 2015 – 2:33 pm

Sonny Jurgensen

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Over the coming weeks, The Redskins Blog will be providing you with a different look at the franchise’s past.

Unlike Throwback Thursday where we’ve looked at important moments on the gridiron against an upcoming opponent, this series will examine some of the lighter moments as we go through all of the photos stored at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va.

Upon first look, this photo posed some immediate questions, like, first and foremost, what are the numbers that these receivers are holding up?

Thankfully, this archive had a date (1968) and a caption attached to it.

“Legendary quarterback Sonny Jurgensen, the league’s number one passer in 1967, watches patiently as his three receivers show their finish in the league last year — #1 Charley Taylor,# 2 Jerry Smith and #4 Bobby Mitchell. Their fingers display their finish.”

Still, the three wide outs give Jurgensen a funny look considering their dominance at the position.

Maybe they just aren’t smilers.

That year, 1967, Jurgensen threw for a career high 3,747 yards along with 31 touchdowns. It’s fair to say he had some reliable targets.

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