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Former Redskins GM Bobby Beathard Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Former Redskins General Manager Bobby Beathard was bestowed with the NFL’s highest honor on Saturday, as he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame via the contributor category.

Beathard earned his spot in the Hall of Fame via the contributor category after spending nearly four decades in the NFL, including 22 years as an NFL general manager. Beathard was the Redskins GM for 11 years, winning a pair of Super Bowls and making the playoffs five different times. He then spent 11 more years with the San Diego Chargers, making a single Super Bowl (1994) but failing to secure a title. Beathard was also a scout for the Chiefs and the Falcons and a personnel man for the Dolphins when they won a pair of Super Bowls, giving him four rings total in his career.

Beathard spent 11 seasons as the GM of the Redskins before he went on to San Diego in the same position. With the Redskins he helped Washington to a pair of Super Bowl wins.

Beathard’s Redskins accumulated a 105-63 regular season record. The team’s winning percentage of .625 was tops in the NFC and second-best in the NFL.

“Bobby’s illustrious NFL career made him truly deserving of this honor, and the entire Washington Redskins family could not be prouder that the Pro Football Hall of Fame has secured the place in history he so rightly deserves,” said Redskins owner Dan Snyder. “Bobby was the architect of many of our dearest memories as Redskins fans, and the run of dominance he helped build will always hold a special place in our minds and in our hearts. We cherish his contributions to the Washington Redskins, and we are proud tonight to see that his contributions to the game will be forever immortalized in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.”

Joining Beathard in the class of 2018 are Randy Moss, Brian Urlacher Terrell Owens, Brian Dawkins, and Ray Lewis, plus senior selections Robert Brazile and Jerry Kramer.

The ceremony for Beathard and the class of 2018 will take place on Saturday, August 4th in Canton, Ohio.

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One Response to “Former Redskins GM Bobby Beathard Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018”

  1. fill more than necessary says:

    Congrats to Mr. BEATHARD. He certainly deserved the accolade.

    I see SCOTT McCLOUGHAN won’t be helping out the front office with therir picks this draft.

    Can’t wait to see what comes in, and how they perform.

    O-Line, d-line build them and have a solid foundation going forward.

    We need a left guard. I don’t see Quinton Nelson being available at #13, but if he does fall ala Jno Allen, we MUST scoop him up.

    We need a defensive tackle. I don’t see VITA VEA falling to us at #13, but if he does we should scoop him up.

    I take either one at #13, and thank the Lord above for having his help two years in a row.

    I say finish the o-line first.

    My best guess is center BILLY PRICE will be the one offensive lineman on the board worth having when we pick in the first round.

    If there’s no defensive lineman of comparable value at that point, or if we’ve previously picked up a defensive talent in free agency, I would pull the trigger on Mr. PRICE. ROUILLER and PRICE at center, CHRIS LONG and ROULLIER at left guard.

    RB, WR are the flash. Don’t use a first round pick to try to justify your job MR. ALLEN, or your ownership Mr. SNYDER by going for the glitter.

    I’ve been saying we need to walk before we can run.

    Build the franchise on the line, and stick with it until the job is done. We’re close. We need one exceptional talent each on both interior lines, and next season we can move on to the WR, RB, ILB, CB, S needs.

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