The team’s shiny new toy, Brian Orakpo, was introduced to the media yesterday. He made sure to praise Dan Snyder, flash a little knowledge about the team (shout outs to Manley and Mann) and revealed that he played for the Redskins in high school. It was fate! He also showed us that he intends to stick with No. 98, which he wore at Texas.
Naturally, within hours of the press conference, our inboxes both received an email from the Redskins with a link to pre-order an Orakpo jersey. I think I’ll be holding off on that for now. Although if you happen to have been duped into buying a Jesse Armstead jersey a few years back, you can just cover up the name with duct tape and write “ORAKPO” on it in black Sharpie. It worked for converting Jamie’s No. 21 Smoot into a Taylor jersey.
For giggles, here are the other Skins to have worn 98:
That’s quite the legacy to live up to, Mr. Orakpo.