Former Redskins coach Joe Gibbs was named to the NFL 100 All-Time Team, the league announced Friday night.
Gibbs, one of 10 coaches on the all-time team, is the franchise's winningest coach with a career record of 154-94 and led the Redskins to all three of their Super Bowls over his 16 seasons. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996.
"Joe was a very disciplined coach," said New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, himself a six-time Super Bowl Champion. "He really popularized the one-back offense. He really believed in the running game, but they threw it down the field as well."
Gibbs' first coaching stint with the Redskins was from 1981-1992, when he led them to a .683 winning percentage (124-60). During those years, he only had one losing season and won four NFC East divisional titles. Also during that time, Gibbs won three Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks. Winning with Mark Rypien, Joe Theismann and Doug Williams, he's the first coach in NFL history to accomplish this feat.
In his second stint as head coach from 2004-2007, Gibbs led to the Redskins to two playoff appearances, including a trip to the divisional playoffs in 2005. Gibbs boasts a 16-5 career record in the postseason.
"It means so much to me," Gibbs said on NFL Network shortly after the announcement. "Just to be mentioned in that group of all the great coaches who went down through history, it's a thrill for me."
GIbbs joins Bill Belichick, Paul Brown and Chuck Noll as the four coaches who have been named to the NFL 100 All-Time Team so far. Other finalists include: Vince Lombardi, John Madden, Bill Parcells, Bill Walsh, Tony Dungy and George Halas.
Plus, several former Redskins defensive and special teams players were named finalists for the all-time team. Congrats to cornerback Champ Bailey, safety Paul Krause, special teamer Brian Mitchell, defensive ends Bruce Smith and Deacon Jones and linebacker Sam Huff.