While fans of the Washington Redskins are thrilled to have longtime linebacker and nine-time Pro Bowler Chris Hanburger joining the Pro Football Hall of Fame, fewer will appreciate the confirmation of cornerback Deion Sanders.â†µ
Sanders played with the Redskins for the 2000 season only. It was Dan Snyder's first season as owner of the franchise, and he wasn't shy about bringing in high-priced free agents. The only problem was that it was Sanders' 12th season in the league, and he was 33-years old.â†µ
Sanders had four interceptions in 15 starts in Washington that year, but did very little to help the team win on defense, or in the punt return game. The team finished 8-8.â†µ
One of Sanders' teammates on the Redskins in 2000 also entered the NFL Hall of Fame recently. Bruce Smith and his 200 sacks was inducted in 2009, although he wasn't wearing burgundy or gold during his induction ceremony either.â†µ
I wonder what player who played a few disappointing season with the Redskins towards the end of his illustrious career will be entering the Hall of Fame next. Jeff George? Larry Johnson?