The Redskins Best Ever Offensive Tackle is next up in our Redskins Best Ever poll series. The polls will run for one week. You can vote on our Main Page poll and in our Redskins Community. To see the Best Ever poll series results thus far, link here to our our Best Ever Series Page. One thing you will see with Offensive Tackle is that Washington has been blessed over the years with some outstanding Tackles.
Here are the nominees for Best Ever Redskins OFFENSIVE TACKLE.
TURK EDWARDS: Edwards played his entire career with the Redskins, starting out his career in 1932 with the then Boston Redskins. He played for the franchise from 1932 to 1940. During that time period, Edwards racked up 4 All Pro Selections. He was selected for All NFL Media awards each year he played. Edwards received the ultimate recognition of being inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1969. After his career end3ed due to a knee injury, he served as an Assistant Coach for the Redskins from 1941 to 1945 and then as Head Coach from 1946 to 1948.
JOE JACOBY: Jacoby spent his entire career with the Washington Redskins, a career that spanned from 1981 to 1993. During that period, he was a founding member of the famous “Hogs” offensive line that led the Washington Redskins to four Superbowl appearances. Jacoby was a two time All Pro and a 4 time Pro Bowl selection. Jacoby was not even a draft pick. He signed with Washington in 1981 as an undrafted free agent. He appeared in four Superbowls and has three Superbowl rings. Jacoby is well known for his lead block that sprang RB John Riggins on his famous Superbowl dash to the end zone against the Miami Dolphins. Jacoby was also named to the NFL’s All 80s Decade Team. yet, somehow, despite being a finalist twice, Jacoby has missed the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
JIM LACHEY: Lachey’s career spanned from 1985 to 1995. He was traded to the Redskins from the Raiders in 1988. Lachey was named an All Pro three times and was selected three times to the Pro Bowl. During his NFL tenure, Lachey was as good as any left tackle in the league. He was named to the NFL’s 75th anniversary all-decade team for the ’90s.
CHRIS SAMUELS: Chris Samuels was the Washington Redskins first round draft pick in 2000. He played his entire career with Washington from 2000 through 2009. During that time period, Samuels was selected to six Pro Bowls. He started in 144 games and made 76 consecutive starts. His six Pro Bowls is ranked 4th overall in franchise history.
TRENT WILLIAMS: Williams was drafted in the fist round of 2010 NFL Draft and has anchored the Washington Redskins left side since then and to this day. Since he started in 2010, Williams has been named to 5 Pro Bowls in seven seasons. The big thing with Williams is he is still in the prime of his career, but has already been to 5 Pro Bowls. He is easily considered of the best Offensive Tackles in the game today.
You can vote for your choice right here on the main page in our poll. You can also enter into the discussion right here in our Redskins community. We welcome your dialogue.