Here's a gallery looking back at the top 10 single-season passing yardage performances in Redskins history.
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Sammy. Sonny. Joe.
You know you're among the greats when you can be recognized by your first name. The three guys above were.
NFL.com recently ranked the teams based on their franchise quarterbacks and the Redskins checked in at No. 5 with the trio of Sammy Baugh, Sonny Jurgensen and Joe Theismann.
Baugh and Jurgensen, of course, are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame while Theismann helped lead the Redskins to their first of three Super Bowl titles.
A little refresher on the three per their 80 Greatest profiles on Redskins.com:
BaughNicknamed "Slinging Sammy"... Charter member of Pro Football Hall of Fame... Most touchdown passes in Redskins' history with 187... Ranks third all-time in Redskins passing yards with 22,085... Holds the team record for highest single season quarterback rating at 109.7... Earned All-NFL honors six years... NFL passing, punting, interception champ, 1943... Six-time NFL passing leader... Ended career with 22,085 yards, 187 TDs passing and 31 interceptions... Won two World Championships with the Redskins (1937 and 1942, both versus Chicago)... Participated in five All-Star Games: 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942 and 1952.
JurgensenDrafted in the fourth round of the 1957 Draft by Philadelphia, out of Duke University... Acquired in 1964 in a trade that sent QB Norm Snead to the Eagles... While with the team, was nicknamed "Red Roach"... Won three NFL passing titles and helped lead the Skins to the 1972 Championship game... Elected to the Pro Bowl four times. Considers playing the 1969 season for head coach Vince Lombardi to be his most memorable football experience... He calls his biggest accomplishment being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983.
TheismannHolds a number of team records including most career pass attempts (3,602); most career pass completions (2,044); and most consecutive passes without an interception (162)… He is also the Redskins' all-time passing yardage leader with 25,206 total… Led the Redskins to the Super Bowl XVII win, and a return visit to the Championship in 1983… Pro Bowler in both 1982 and 83. Most proud of bringing Washington a Super Bowl Championship and having played his entire NFL career with the Redskins.
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