He’s arguably the greatest Redskin ever, lived an extraordinarily long time and undeniably kicked some ass. His demise this evening marks the passing of a football pioneer, a three-way star who tossed his leather helmet aside in 1952 and was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame’s inaugural class. If you saw him play, you’re older than dirt, but we can all catch a glimpse:
“When Baugh entered the NFL, the forward pass was so rare that it was unveiled mostly in desperate situations. But Baugh passed any time.”
Despite Mark Brunell’s best efforts, the league hasn’t been the same since.
May he rest in peace.